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Story Posted on 10-02-2017


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AIADMK, O Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu, Sasikala

Back to ‘resort’ politics: Why Tamil Nadu's MLA huddle isn't unique

Like VK Sasikala, many leaders in the past have packed off their loyalists to secluded locations to prevent defection.


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Tea, Indian railway history, Journeys, Indian Railways

Why Indian railways makes us travel back in time

[Book excerpt] Representations of the great Indian train journey haunt, but they also shackle.


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Movies, Writing, Childhood, Kashmir

'Growing up in Kashmir is the same as it is in Mumbai or Delhi'

Teen author Zuni Chopra and actor Zaira Wasim exchanged their thoughts on the troubled-torn state, and more.


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Cricket, Lasith Malinga

When I asked Lasith Malinga to defeat the English team with 100 runs, he did

That night in Sri Lanka, I got an insight into the power of politeness.


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Humour, Parliament, Uproar

Please cry, your Parliament can't take a joke

We have elected a lot of unparliamentary lumpens, communal creeps and criminal cretins to this august House.


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Uttar pradesh elections 2017, Rally, BSP, Mayawati

Bollywood songs, witty slogans, dull speeches: 360 degree view of Mayawati rally

Waiting for Behenji's helicopter to make a landing can be peppered with DDLJ numbers and loud cheering.


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Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh polls, Assembly elections 2017

Are Muslims really going to vote for Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh polls?

With one community leader after the other backing the BSP chief, it all appears stage-managed.


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Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades darker

India will enjoy Valentine’s Day without watching Fifty Shades Darker

Fans of the 50 Shades trilogy in India will again have to make do with their regular dose of Bollywood kink.


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Sexual violence, Ted Talks, Rapist, Rape survivor

When a rape survivor and rapist came face-to-face

Their story is one that gives hope.


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Sasikala, AIADMK, Tamil Nadu

Numbers tell us where Tamil Nadu crisis is headed

Can the DMK form the government?