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OPEN TO OPINION

Story Posted on 27-02-2018

VARIETY

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Speculation, Sridevi death, Fake news, Rumours

No speculation, 4 hard facts about Sridevi's death

News of the Bollywood diva's death has seen a barrage of rumours, theories and lies fly.

VOICES

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Storytelling, Dastangoi

Homage to Muslim dada, the dastango from my past, who knew a bit of magic

We would listen to his stories with eyes and mouths wide open in amazement.

VOICES

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ART & CULTURE

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Women, Fatwa, Bangladesh, Islam

How maulanas in Bangladesh use fatwas to oppress women

[Book extract] Though passing a fatwa was illegal as per the laws of the country, it was allowed within the tenets of Islam.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
VC, Politics, Compulsory attendance, JNU

A JNU alumna asks some uncomfortable questions to those opposing compulsory attendance

Let's celebrate voluntarism in academics, but this should not be confined to just one academic space.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell

Remembering Lawrence Durrell, master of The Alexandria Quartet

Isn't it humanly possible for one to love two people at once?

VARIETY

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SCI-TECH

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Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 1, MWC 2018

Why Nokia's 2018 line-up looks like a winner

The Finnish mobile phone maker has announced five new phones for the year.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Government, Middle class, India, World NGO Day

Why middle class India hates NGOs

Redistribution of government largesse and international embarrassment are among their top fears.

ART & CULTURE

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Sridevi death, Bollywood heroines, Sexism, Bollywood

If not in life, can we please allow Sridevi some dignity in death?

The star entered Bollywood in the 1980s — the film industry then was a misogynistic wasteland.