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Story Posted on 01-01-2018

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Gun regulating laws, Celebratory firing

Celebratory firing at wedding kills groom in Haryana: High time this dangerous custom is brought to an end

Such shooting is a ‘macho’ assertion of dominance; it is also pointless and potentially lethal.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Ambedkar, Mahars, Dalits, Bhima Koregaon

History comes full circle as BJP govt celebrates Dalit victory in Battle of Bhima Koregaon

The 200th year of the combat has not only marked Mahars' assertion against Peshwas but also brought the subaltern narrative into the mainstream.

VOICES

 |  9-minute read
Rafale, Indian Air Force, Defence Ministry

Why India can't afford to ignore its air force in 2018

The pace at which modernisation is being pursued even now by the dispensation at Delhi is quite inadequate.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
MRP, Water treatment

Supreme Court letting hotels charge more for bottled water is good for us

The top court has allowed hotels and restaurants to sell packaged water above the maximum retail price.

HUMOUR

 |  6-minute read
Rohit Sharma, Ravi Shastri, MS Dhoni, Cricket

New Year resolutions for Virat Kohli and the team

Having landed in South Africa, the Indian team looks to reinvent itself.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Bollywood, Bigg Boss 11, Entertainment, Salman Khan

Bigg Boss 11 blog: Will the first episode of the year shock us with the nominations?

There is also a possibility of mid-week eviction.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
AIADMK, DMK, Rajinikanth, Tamil Nadu

What Rajinikanth, the outsider, joining politics means for Tamil Nadu

In 1996, a rank outsider is what the voter wanted, to dump the known devils in the political space. But 2018 is different.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
China, Pakistan, Diplomacy, Foreign policy

Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018

We now need newer mechanisms simply to ensure things do not get out of hand.