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Story Posted on 28-09-2017


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Sexual revolution, Sexual predator, Playboy, Hugh hefner

Why Hugh Hefner's legacy should not be celebrated

On his death, people have remembered and reminded all of the many things Playboy founder was – many of those things are not admirable.


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Beaches, Real estate, Property, Goa

Why everybody loves Goa and wants to buy a property right now

The place is like a selfish lover who would only settle for persistent love.


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Rape Laws, Delhi High Court, Rape, Mahmood Farooqui

Verdict acquitting Mahmood Farooqui of rape charges is worrisome

The concept of 'feeble no' introduced in the case of Peepli Live's co-director allows rapists the room to twist facts in the future and confuse judgments.


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Autonomy, UGC, Sexual assault in colleges, Gender justice

In response to charges of ‘heckling’: JNU seems to favour emotionalism over rule of law

The row over an anti-sexual harassment body highlights question of the institute's 'autonomy'.


 |  The Castaways  |  4-minute read
Manu Parekh, Kolkata, Durga, Durga Puja

A Durga with no weapons who evoked fear and reverence

Artist Manu Parekh remembers the idol he made as a tribute to the goddess and Bengali women.


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Obituary, Nudity, Playboy, Hugh hefner

Everyone has a Playboy memory, death of Hugh Hefner can't take that away

We are better off that he lived and gave us the bunny.


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Inflation, Yashwant Sinha, Economic Growth, GDP

I blame Modi government for making a mess of Indian economy

Misuse and misrepresentation of economic data is not uncommon, but a difference of two percentage points in GDP data needs explanation.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Sushma Swaraj, Pellets, Laskhkar, Jihad

Letter from Lahore: India and Pakistan behaved like schoolyard bullies

There is more to the two countries than Kashmir and terror


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Cancer, Health Ministry, Cigarettes, Tobacco

Ridiculous to bar cigarette shops from selling chips and soft drinks. Will hit the poor

BJP government's new rule to keep children away from tobacco products seems injurious to roadside vendors.


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Bimal Gurung, Agitation, Gorkhaland, Darjeeling

Darjeeling agitation: Why we Gorkhas feel deceived and dishonoured

The people's movement has once again been quashed by the government. Or is it our own leaders?