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Story Posted on 06-08-2017


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Hindi film music, Gurugram, Gurgaon

The menacing quietness of Gurgaon

Shanker Raman’s film – about a family turning against each other – is an unusual, often mesmerising blend of narrative and anti-narrative.


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Love Jihad, RSS, Raksha Bandhan

RSS’ Raksha Bandhan campaign is more to divide Hindus and Muslims than to unite them

The Sangh insurance against Love Jihad.


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India-China Relations, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Bullet train

The global culture and politics of India’s bullet trains

China has enough time to plan several steps ahead in this race to infrastructural militarisation.


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World War II, Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Dunkirk without desis: Why should Christopher Nolan remind us Indians about our war heroes?

The charge of forgetting the Indian contribution to World War II lies not at the filmmaker’s feet but at our own.


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Book Extract, Delhi, Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh on why he loves (and loathes) Delhi

[Book extract] It is nice to live among a people who have a sense of belonging and pride in their city.


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Indian media, RSS, CPM, Kerala

In Kerala, media lies are helping RSS spread propaganda

Every murder of an RSS/BJP worker gets amplified in the news while the CPM casualties are conveniently played down or plainly ignored.


 |  Gloves Off  |  4-minute read
Arjuna award, Harmanpreet Kaur, Arjuna Awards

Why Arjuna Awards ranking points system needs an overhaul

The current system in place, where a total of 17 athletes were selected this year, is not the best one.


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Right to Information, WikiLeaks, Whistle-blowers

How whistle-blowers have redefined the contours of democracy

Their acts of heroism and sacrifice require a special set of rights guaranteeing against victimisation.


 |  Metrosocial  |  4-minute read
BJP-RSS, West Bengal, Kerala

Why BJP's final frontiers Bengal and Kerala will be a long, bloody battle

The entry in both states is hardly going to be easy or bloodless, as we are already witnessing.