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Story Posted on 25-03-2018

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Sports, Airtel TV, IPL 2018

Why Star India and Airtel have crossed swords just before IPL 2018

Star India is accusing Airtel of misleading its customers by charging extra even though Star has not hiked its tariff. Airtel has refuted the charge.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
RSS, Sangh Parivar, Ram Nath Kovind, Venkaiah Naidu

Can vice-president Venkaiah Naidu rise above RSS politics?

A holder of a constitutional post should ideally be a person who is above the lure of active politics.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Aamir Khan, Krishna, Javed Akhtar, Francois Gautier

How a French journalist was made to shut up on Twitter for saying Aamir Khan, a Muslim, can't play Lord Krishna

Movies and actors are easy targets to attack for cheap publicity.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Lokayukta, BJP, Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare

Why Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade is a dud

Not all well-meaning citizens will appreciate the social activist's repeated indefinite hunger strikes.

VARIETY

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Serials, Entertainment, Khichdi, Television

Why Indian audience rejects sequels to popular Hindi television serials

Comparison is inevitable as the makers are cashing in on nostalgia.

VOICES

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Cafe, Restaurant, Tea, Coffee

Why I feel Kolkata needs to chill it with Starbucks launch

In 2005, T3 served a pot of tea that served two and a half cups of tea (that half was so precious) for about Rs 60.

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
E-way bill, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget

How GST failed India and ended up helping tax evaders

The number of returns filed each month is limited to 70 lakh, though the number of taxpayers registered with the GSTN is over one crore.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
JNU Long March, Atul Johri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU protest

Why police crackdown on JNU Long March points at larger conspiracy

The procession was marching towards Parliament Street to draw the attention of parliamentarians to issues concerning the student community.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Trolling, Online abuse, Social Media, Twitter

Twitter is toxic for women, and they too are responsible for it

Other than threats violence, there are not many things that men practise online that are not supported and promoted by legions of women.

VARIETY

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Social Media, Internet, Death, Facebook

What Facebook can tell you about death and afterlife

By reducing death to a post, FB has done the human race a great service – we need not have illusions of the afterlife.