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Story Posted on 30-10-2017

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Misogyny, Bollywood, An Ordinary Life, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui withdrew his memoir

The actor's former girlfriends have accused him of lying, and a lawyer even wants to sue him.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Parliament, Aadhaar

Why SC has a problem with Mamata Banerjee government’s petition on Aadhaar

While the state cannot override a central law passed by Parliament, an individual can challenge it in court of law.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Modi, Chidambaram, Autonomy, Kashmir

J&K autonomy: Chidambaram deserves brickbats, but PM Modi is wrong to politicise 'martyrs'

The BJP government seeks to project its support to the armed forces and success in the surgical strike, solely to gain votes.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Indians, Racism, Orientalism, Memes

How an Indian teen and his disabled father became victims of vicious memes

Without absurd and dark captions, Durgesh and Sanjay's photos wouldn't have meant much.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Saffronisation, BJP, Vande Mataram

BJP spokesperson tries to sing Vande Mataram in TV studio to prove he's not anti-national

Why does the party think it has the right to demand proofs of patriotism from everyone else?

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Supreme Court, Aadhaar

6 years ago, I supported UID. Here's why Aadhaar should be destroyed

It has increasingly started resembling a vanity project.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Jet Airways, Flights disrupted, Hoax calls, Delhi airport

Why the aviation minister is right in putting Jet Airways bomb hoax suspect on 'no-fly' list

Airports operators and airlines have for long demanded strict punishment for such miscreants.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pilgrimage, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Civic body polls

When all else fails, Yogi Adityanath pushes the Hindutva button

The forthcoming civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh are seen as some kind of a semi-final to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  9-minute read
Bots, Trolls, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi

Pidi's Twitter trick n' treat aside, how long will liberal love for Rahul Gandhi last?

Political pets have always helped bolster their leader's image, but the challenges ahead for the Congress V-P are too steep.

ART & CULTURE

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Himalayas, Deoria Taal

An Indian woman traveller's journey to the enchanting Deoria Taal of Garhwal Himalayas

[Book excerpt] Where the gods would come down to bathe.