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Story Posted on 06-06-2017


 |  Know Your Enemy  |  1.27 minutes watch-minute read
Indian National Army

The induction of women into the combat arms of the Indian Army is welcome news

General Bipin Rawat’s declaration is proof that women can make the armed forces better.


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Defence, Women, Gender Equality

Why Indian women can excel in combat roles

When she battles at every stage of her life, why not at the border?


 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Review, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a literary castration of the hypermasculine nation

In its dogged refusal to become a thing of beauty, it celebrates the androgynously loving, hideous leftovers of 21st century Indianness.


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Arab world, Trump, Saudi-Qatar Row

How the Saudi-Qatar crisis affects India

When elephants fight, the grass suffers.


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Presstitude, NDTV, Modi government, Press Freedom

Raids on NDTV is Modi government's way of saying it can't stand criticism

Information and contrarian views are part of a vibrant democracy.


 |  It Could Happen to You  |  4-minute read
Summer, Heat islands, El Nino, Heatwave

Full heat: Why is the weather getting more extreme?

It has been hazy, dusty and killing at 48 degrees Celsius for the last two days.


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Fake news, WhatsApp, CBI, Prannoy Roy

The bhakt fake news factory obsessing over NDTV is a gift that keeps on giving

The CBI raids might be political vendetta, but the WhatsApp forwards are a world of their own.


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Congress, Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita, Rahul Gandhi

Reading Bhagavad Gita can teach Rahul Gandhi self-improvement more than countering RSS/BJP

The Congress vice president can certainly benefit from the profound teachings.


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Indian media, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana state

Tough questions the media refuses to ask about Andhra politics

The government should stop slandering political opponents and focus on honouring pre-election commitments.


 |  Rough Cut  |  11.9 minutes watch-minute read
Anurag Kashyap, France, Films, Cannes 2017

Emmanuel Grimaud explains why Indian cinema is valuable to the world

The French anthropologist is an admirer of movies and feels they need the right exposure.