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Story Posted on 09-07-2018

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Hindutva, BJP, Giriraj Singh, Jayant Sinha

BJP spells out sales pitch: Our Harvard gowns come with the saffron goons

Jayant Sinha, Giriraj Singh episodes is basically the party telling us it stands, whole and soul, for Hindutva, and will not be shamed for it.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha polls 2019, Bihar, Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar may finally have to bank on BJP's hard Hindutva in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

'Sushasan Babu' who swears by the three 'C's of fighting crime, corruption and communalism, would have to go back to the drawing board.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Croatian president, Politicians, Modi rally, VIP culture

Why a VIP-loving India is cheering for Croatian president who flies economy class to watch FIFA World Cup 2018

In our disdain for jhola chaaps, we worship the high and mighty. The more 'muscular' and ostentatious the leader, the bigger god he becomes.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Adivasis, Jharkhand, Land Acquisition, Tribal Rights

How Jharkhand, a state carved out for tribals, is now oppressing them

The slogan "Loha nahi anaaj chaahiye", continues to make sense even today as the adivasis carry on with their struggle.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, #MeToo, Church

Is God male or female? Why this US church is debating it now

The idea is old, but the timing is important.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Congress it cell, Kathua gang rape, Divya Spandana, Sexual harassment in congress

Blaming the victim? Congress IT cell chief Divya Spandana defending a sexual harassment accused is a major setback to Indian women

Even as the party is hit by molestation scandal, party president Rahul Gandhi is yet to respond to a letter written by the victim.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Narcos, Netflix, Sacred Games

Why comparing Sacred Games and Narcos does not make any sense

The following piece contains spoilers. Proceed with caution.

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Marriage, Patriarchy, Supreme Court, Adultery law

The truth behind cheating - Revisiting adultery judgments in India

By giving unbalanced, unequal positions with regard to adultery, is the court trying to actively repress the fissures emanating from marriage?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
NDA Government, UPA, India, Poverty

Overlooking a magnificent change: India is leaving extreme poverty behind, but cynics remain trapped within poor minds

Last month, it was reported that India no longer houses the world’s largest number of extreme poor. But our obsession for 'bad news' made us ignore this stunning development.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
India, Supreme Court, Commercialisation, Forest rest houses

Why SC said quaint forest guest houses can't be transferred to private and commercial entities on PPP

Most of these buildings with high roofs and scientific ventilation are more climate-friendly than any of the new buildings.