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Story Posted on 04-02-2018

POLITICS

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Europe, World War I, Versailles, Britain

Why I still think Brexit won't happen

The Brits are much too dumb to make it happen, being comfortably outmanoeuvred by the EU at every turn.

VARIETY

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Honour Killing, Ankit Saxena murder case

Ankit Saxena murder case: Do not ignore Shehzadi

That no one is talking about what happens to her shows how little of the society’s mind space women and their rights occupy.

VARIETY

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Serials, Star Plus, Entertainment, Television

Why popular shows like Ishqbaaaz and Naamkarann are likely to go off air soon

Very often characters meet with accidents, lose all memories, die and take rebirth for the sake of the scripts.

ART & CULTURE

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Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs, but its treatment of women makes you vomit

An entire population now thinks that thousands of women burning themselves alive is a good thing.

VOICES

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Violence, Padmavati controversy, Bhima Koregaon violence, Caste conflict

How our differing reactions to Padmaavat protests and Bhima Koregaon violence expose casteism

The argument about meritocracy is made by the privileged caste members only when they question caste-based reservations.

POLITICS

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Davos, Padmaavat, Dharma Patil, Income Disparity

Why India needs to remember a farmer forgotten by Modi government

While New Delhi was doing a showstopper-walk at the World Economic Forum, Dharma Patil in Maharashtra killed himself.

MONEY

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Taxation, Cess, GST, Income Tax

How Arun Jaitley has punished taxpayers through his five Budgets

Middle class taxpayers got a rough deal from Modi government, which pampered tax thieves through repeated amnesties.

POLITICS

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Murder, Delhi crime, Right-wing, Muslims

Shameful to use Ankit Saxena's murder to stoke Hindu-Muslim tensions

Killing a son or daughter for defying family members over choice of life partners is not unique to any community. It is a larger malaise in our part of the world.

POLITICS

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Tamil Nadu, Hindi, MK Stalin, Tamil

Hindi is becoming a rallying point in Tamil Nadu politics again

The DMK seems to have zeroed in on the Tamil template.

VARIETY

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Sanjay leela bhansali, Rajput pride, Karni Sena, Padmaavat

What Karni Sena withdrawing protest against Padmaavat reveals about them

From assaulting Bhansali to the rampage in Rajasthan, its violence has been about degrees of regression.