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Story Posted on 17-06-2018


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Opposition unity, BJP, Arvind kejriwa, Aam Aadmi Party

BJP’s arrogance, Congress’ self goal: How AAP is back in the game for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Forever the street fighter, Kejriwal has another opportunity to portray himself as the victim and garner sympathy votes.


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RSS, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's assassination

Why Rahul Gandhi taking on RSS is a political and an ideological fight over the idea of India

The Congress president has shown guts to take on the most powerful, anti-secular organisation in the country.


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Social media trolls, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli

What trolling Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma for taking on a litterer reveals

We are not concerned about the message, it is their celebrity status that people reacted to.


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BJP, Delhi Statehood, Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party

AAP’s chasing a ‘federalism’ fantasy – Constitution does empower Centre with far greater powers than states

Regional parties supporting Arvind Kejriwal’s bid for reform is significant. But its impact could be limited.


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Hindu janajagruti samiti, BJP, Hindutva, Gauri lankesh murder case

Kathua and Unnao rapes to Gauri Lankesh murder: Why is the public ready to defend horrific crimes?

For a large section of the society, it is not the crime, but the accused’s affiliations that seem to matter.


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Why are we always ready to forgive Bollywood stars for shameful behaviour?

Indian audience is far more active in demanding accountability from Hollywood than from the Mumbai film industry.


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Mahabharata, Book Extract, Mars Orbiter Mission, Jugaad

From ancient scriptures and Mahabharata to mars mission, why India works on jugaad

The word isn’t just a simple noun but a popular adjective too.


 |  Tarar Square  |  6-minute read
Pakistan, Pakistan tehreek-e-insaaf, Reham Khan, Imran Khan

Why Pakistan election could be Imran Khan's last shot at power

The PTI chief at 65 doesn’t have time to waste, and much to change.


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Terrorism, Civilians, Army, Jammu and Kashmir

A few truths about Kashmir crisis that Twitter trolls don't get

The decision to deploy the military to suppress a rebellion set off by the decades-long suppression of democratic rights has only deepened the problem.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Bollywood, Netflix, Radhika Apte, Lust stories

There is literary fiction in Netflix's Lust Stories

Think of each short film as a deliberately underprepared dish. The nutrients are all intact.