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Farmers, GDP, Modi government, Agricultural crisis

Why declining share of agriculture in GDP should worry Modi government

The farmers are feeling cheated.


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Yeddyurappa, Women's safety, BJP, Karnataka Assembly polls

Karnataka Assembly elections: The loopholes in BJP's pro-women poll manifesto

The party shows its penchant for announcements that convey a lot of 'intent'.


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Music, Kanye West, Pop music, Christina Aguilera

Why Christina Aguilera's 'naked' comeback music video has left fans feeling exposed

The video has been termed as her most graphic music video ever.


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Cinema, Aliens, Science Fiction, Satyajit Ray

When Satyajit Ray spoke about his ambitious sci-fi film project that would never be made

[Book extract] Two interviews the acclaimed director gave to Aschorjo, a Bengali magazine.


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Wendy Doniger, Book Extract, Kamasutra, Sexual conservatism

Wendy Doniger on how India's sexual conservatism is a result of the British, not Mughals

[Book extract] Many of the English-speaking Hindus came to accept the British evaluation of Hinduism, in a kind of Stockholm syndrome.


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Bollywood, Social Media, Twitter, Amitabh Bachchan

Bitter Twitter lessons for 'creepy uncle' Amitabh Bachchan

Yo, here's a reality check.


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Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, North India, Dust storms

8 things that will help you survive dust storms

If you are driving when the storm starts, stop.


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Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckerberg, Data Privacy, Tinder

Will dating feature make Facebook a major threat to data privacy?

More than anything, it appears to be a new trick to gather more personal and intimate data about users.


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Marx, Liberals, Communism, Karl Marx

On Karl Marx's 200th birth anniversary, why he remains a man of science

The German philosopher's ideology was not a product of his sentimental approach and sympathy for the working masses.


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Death Anniversary, Indian History, Mysore, Tipu Sultan

Why it's important to celebrate Tipu Sultan's heroism today, more than ever

On May 4, 1799, the ruler of Mysore famously rejected the advice to flee or surrender and instead chose to die protecting his kingdom and his people.