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Story Posted on 15-06-2018

POLITICS

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Padmavat, Jayasi, Love story, Sufi

Padmavat is not about 'jauhar'. It's about the agonising effort of realising love

Professor Purushottam Agrawal talks about Jayasi's epic poem and what the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film missed.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Astronomy, Ramzan, Moon sighting, Eid Ul Fitr

It’s time we let astronomical calculations decide exactly when Eid should be

Every year, different parts of India celebrate Eid on different days, because we still depend on the naked sighting of the moon.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Journalist killed, Militancy in kashmir, Kashmir, Shujaat  bukhari

Shujaat Bukhari's killing shows Kashmiri journalists may not live to tell their tale

Both journalists and civil society face grave danger in Kashmir today. But as violent militancy grows, the political system seems asleep.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Wi-fi, Internet, Internet on flight, Technology

Fasten the seat belts. In-flight web connectivity will ruin our ride

Tech and cigarette addiction seem equally bad.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Anil Baijal, Mahagatbandhan, Aap protest, Arvind Kejriwal

How Arvind Kejriwal's protest has 'cobbled up' an alternative mahagatbandhan for 2019 general elections

The 'Delhi crisis' was an opportune moment for the Congress to demonstrate it has what it takes to build a consensus.

VARIETY

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Caste system, Hindutva, BJP, Atrocities Act

Boys beaten up for jumping into well, wearing fancy shoes: India’s deep discomfort with ‘uppity’ Dalits

The more we pretend the caste system is on its way out, the more we ensure its entrenchment.

POLITICS

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Military Coup, Assassination, CIA torture, CIA

Sure, CIA called VHP and Bajrang Dal 'militant', but the agency is way worse

Propaganda, economic sabotage, military coups, assassinations, even human experiments. What a résumé, right?

ART & CULTURE

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Women, Feminism, Netflix, Lust stories

Let's talk about sex: Why India needs more Lust Stories

The Netflix anthology takes the discussion a step ahead, beyond the jaw-dropping 'M' bomb, out of liberal drawing rooms and social media timelines.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Salman Khan, Eid

A brief history of Salman Khan's Eid obsession

Bhai Eidi lene phir se aagaya, this time with Race 3.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
NITI Aayog, Composite water management index, Narendra Modi, Water Crisis

No water, no growth: India faces its 'worst water crisis' and a drying GDP

As per the NITI Aayog's latest report, we have hit rock bottom for water.