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Story Posted on 10-08-2017


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Indian TV, Male rape, Child sexual abuse, Pehredaar piya ki

Why is minor-adult love theme wrong in Pehredaar Piya Ki, but not in Game of Thrones?

The comparison is fair to make, but one must look at the Indian audience we're dealing with.


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Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam, AIADMK

AIADMK merger: Cleaning up the mess in Tamil Nadu

The Palaniswami and Panneerselvam camps are coming together to see if they can make their relationship work, if Dhinakaran is out of the picture.


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Fans, Stars, Actors, Tamil films

Tamil stars whose fans go overboard

From 'awww' to astonishment.


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Syed Ali Shah Geelani, NIA, Hurriyat, Kashmir crisis

Why Hurriyat is fatigued and Geelani is scheming

The very ideology of projecting Kashmir as a Muslim issue is now backfiring.


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Saadat Hasan Manto, Short Stories, Urdu, Urdu Literature

A short history of greatest Urdu short stories ever told

[Book extract] Not until Premchand did it develop into a discrete genre and a major landmark of literary topography.


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Democracy, Muslims, BJP, Vice-President

Why can't we listen to Hamid Ansari as vice-president, and not as a Muslim?

The BJP, driven as it is by its anti-Muslim paranoia, could only read his comments as coming from a Muslim.


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US Presidential Polls, Twitter, Donald Trump

Why Twitter is not in the wrong hands of Donald Trump

The US president is an evil genius and there is a method in his madness on the social networking site.


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Intolerance, Indian Muslims, Hamid Ansari

Trolling Hamid Ansari is shameful

The outgoing two-term vice-president of India put his finger on the pulse when he mentioned the ‘unease’ that many feel in this day and age.


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Partition, 70th Independence Day, India

Why India is one of the greatest miracles of contemporary history

Happy Independence Day. May India always prove its detractors wrong.


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Bigg Boss Tamil, Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan

Why Kamal Haasan can be next Big Boss of Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa

The actor has sown the seeds for his political life through his fiery tweets.