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Story Posted on 22-12-2017

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, Non-alignment

Why the Nehruvian policy of non-alignment is India’s best bet today

In the high-stakes battle for hegemony between China and the US, India is better off on the sidelines than caught in the crossfire.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Indians, Sports, Parliament, Sachin Tendulkar

This is what Sachin Tendulkar could not say in Parliament

On a Facebook live video, the master blaster said: 'We need to build sporting culture in India and transform the way we live and play'.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Christians, Christmas

I am a Hindu and I can't get enough of Christmas cheer. Be merry, let others be

I was drawn to the idea of a celebration where food was beautiful.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Casteism, Shilpa Shetty, Salman Khan

Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty show privileged Indians are at peace with casteism

If you don’t know what's the big deal about the actors’ comments, you are part of the problem.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Indian cinema, Bollywood

10 breakthrough performances from Indian cinema in 2017

The bar has been set high for the next year.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
TKA Nair, Pulok Chatterjee, Spectrum allocation, 2G Scam verdict

The real story behind the 2G scam

Justice OP Saini hints at the culpability of two principal secretaries in the Manmohan Singh PMO - Pulok Chatterjee and TKA Nair.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Secunderabad, Stalking, Misogyny, Crime Against Women

Secunderabad woman burnt alive shows the dangers of normalising stalking

Stalking is not a normal crime because it involves terrorising women in the cruellest form possible.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Modi, Soft-hindutva, Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi’s temple run is not ‘soft-Hindutva’

In the pretext of Hindu religion and nationalism, BJP is shoving pro-super-rich neoliberalism and Savarkar’s Hindutva down our throats.

VOICES

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  17-minute read
Alcohol, Delhi, Dive Bars, 4S

May the 4S be with you

[Book extract] How the famous dive bar of Defence Colony became the king of clubs.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Slowdown, Battery, IOS, IPhone

Is Apple slowing old iPhones down? Here's what's really happening

Apple says it's slowing down phones to compensate for battery degradation. But is it that simple?