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Story Posted on 22-09-2017

VOICES

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UP elections, Demonetisation, Modi government

Demonetisation failed: How a listless Opposition is making Modi gain more currency

Like the Sangh Parivar, the opposition parties too need a multi-faceted and pluralist agenda to counter it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Police, Iqbal ibrahim kaskar, Dawood Ibrahim, Thane

How gangster Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood’s kid brother, was nabbed by Thane cops

He would target businessmen dealing in disputed properties, but 'encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma finally managed to arrest him from Haseena Parker's house.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Comics, Hergé, Vincent Cespedes, Tintin

Why a French philosopher claims Tintin is a girl

Tintin's contribution to the lives of fans appear far too big to be stuck in gender binaries.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Narendra Modi, Anandiben Patel, Vijay Rupani, Gujarat Polls

7 challenges BJP faces in Gujarat Assembly elections

Besides threatening to weaken the grip of Modi and Shah on the party, a loss will have a bearing on the subsequent polls.

SCI-TECH

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IPhone, Big Billion Day Sale, Amazon, Flipkart

Amazon and Flipkart festive sales: What are the best smartphone deals

From iPhones to Google Pixel, grab 'em before they are gone.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Cross-border Terrorism, India-Pakistan, Terroristan, UN General Assembly

Pakistan is 'Terroristan': How India replied to Pak PM's attack in UN General Assembly

'The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state.'

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  10-minute read
Parliament, Indian Women, Women's Reservation Bill

Passing Women's Reservation Bill after two decades of stonewalling is the need of the hour

One-third quota in Parliament is the least we can do to free Indian women from patriarchy's worst stranglehold.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Sexual assault, License, London, Uber

Uber's licence cancelled in London: Where the cab service went wrong

This move will affect more than 40,000 drivers who work for the tech company.

ART & CULTURE

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Singers, Talat Mehmood, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar

Why Lata Mangeshkar's Dil Jo Na Keh Saka lost to Mohammad Rafi's version

A history of twin songs in Hindi cinema.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Elmet, Man Booker Prize, Fiona Mozley

On Fiona Mozley's Elmet, the Booker-shortlisted novel written on a mobile phone

I thought it would be fitting, then, that I read and write about the book in the same manner that it was composed.