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Story Posted on 20-02-2017


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Communalism, Narendra Modi, UP Assembly Polls

PM Modi can't afford to be low on facts

When it comes to leaders who occupy constitutional positions, fundamental fact-checking is the least one expects.


 |  Bite Soldier  |  15-minute read
Akhilesh Yadav, Narendra Modi, UP Assembly Polls

12 key things I learnt on the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi's charisma remains unsullied despite demonetisation, but Akhilesh-mania is real.


 |  Gloves Off  |  4-minute read
Cricket, IPL Auction

Why IPL 2017 auction is a lottery for underdogs

Although Ben Stokes got a record-breaking Rs 14.5 crore, teams are not relying only on big names.


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IPL 2017, Ben Stokes, Pune Supergiants

Why Rs 14.5 crore for Ben Stokes is a bargain

He's the key to not just Pune's fortunes, but to IPL's too.


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News media, Gang Rape, Indian journalism

Let's not be vultures: The News Minute's Dhanya Rajendran pens a powerful post

Why should we know the sordid details of a crime?


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Bollywood films, Bollywood heroine

Kangana Ranaut hailed Queen on Twitter after she slams KJo on Koffee with Karan

Time for Bollywood to wake up and smell the coffee.


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Political satire, Trump, Saturday night live, John oliver

Where is the Indian John Oliver?

Political satire is virtually non-existent in India, paradoxically for a country whose politics is almost uniquely colourful, theatrical and boisterous.


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Shehla Rashid, Hate Speech, JNU, AMU

Open letter to Shehla Rashid, from former AMU Students Union leader

Let me express my deep sense of shock and disgust over an FIR filed against you in Aligarh.


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Literature, First Folio, William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare's First Folio coming to Mumbai is momentous

The Folio doesn't just record the works that didn't make it to print; it also corrects and restores those that had appeared in corrupt or careless versions.


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Cricket, Shahid Afridi

Afridi changed cricket for ever, now he's out

He has bid goodbye to international cricket.