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Story Posted on 17-04-2018

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Andhra Pradesh, Special category status, N Chandrababu Naidu

What makes Chandrababu Naidu Andhra Pradesh's 'U-turn uncle'

The TDP and the BJP must stop staging 'friendly fights' before elections only to return as alliance partners at an opportune time.

VARIETY

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Bigotry, Politics, Children, Kathua-Unnao rape cases

Is rape the only legacy we are going to leave for our daughters?

There is no point in having stricter laws if we as a society are going to find ways to obliterate them.

POLITICS

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Mecca Masjid, Aseemanand, Kathua-Unnao rape, PM Modi

Why PM Modi's words cannot be taken seriously

The prime minister pretends to uphold the rule of law while his foot soldiers shred it to pieces.

ART & CULTURE

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Virtual Reality, Steven Spielberg, OASIS, Ready Player One

How Steven Spielberg breaks down reality in Ready Player One

The visual extravaganza is all too realistic and often hard to discern from the real world.

VARIETY

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Banking Fraud, Atms, Narendra Modi, Demonetisation

ATMs are drying and the cash has gone, but why the crunch?

This lack of clarity is fuelling anxieties of the people.

VARIETY

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Fatehpur Sikri, Mughals, Akbar

How Akbar the Great lived in his Fatehpur Sikri palaces

A glimpse into the Emperor's personal quarters, kitchens and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  25-minute read
Osho Ashram, Ma Anand Sheela, Bhagwan Rajneesh, Osho

Ma Anand Sheela on how Bhagwan Rajneesh turned sannyasins into prostitutes

[Book extract] Bhagwan had the reputation of advocating frequent changes of sexual partners.

ART & CULTURE

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Taxis, Mumbai, Public transport, Premier Padmini

How I came to love Bombay's Padmini

Hallmark of an era for one too many reasons.

MONEY

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RBI, Banking system, Demonestisation, Cash crunch

Cashless again in India: Is this Modi government's demonetisation 2.0?

Some states apparently have less currency, and others more.

SCI-TECH

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Data Privacy, Camera, Microphone, Amazon

Are Facebook, Google and Amazon listening to our conversations?

Many believe that tech giants of the world are listening to every word you and I say using our smartphones and laptops.