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Story Posted on 16-07-2018

VARIETY

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Maharashtra, Popcorn, Overpriced food, Multiplexes

BYOP: Bring Your Own Popcorn. Not just Maharashtra, all cinemas should let viewers carry food

Why should I have to suffer hunger pangs because the multiplex confiscated my food and is overcharging for what it sells?

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan, Netflix, Sacred Games

How Sacred Games is burdened with our expectations

The Netflix-original series breaks new ground for Indian TV, but doesn't quite put it on par with the world.

POLITICS

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BJP, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Modi in bengal

When Modi dared Mamata on her own turf

The PM asked the Bengal chief minister to read the writing on the wall - the BJP is headed for big electoral gains in 2019.

VARIETY

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Higher Education, CBSE, Medical Council of India, NEET Exam

The mystery of minus marks: Is it already time to call NEET a failure?

NEET was supposed to uproot the malpractices which it now stands accused of.

VARIETY

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Ministry of Environment, Ecology, Tamil Nadu, Kamarajar port

Salt in their mouths - Why Kamarajar Port is riling districts in Tamil Nadu

It doesn't need a 'masterplan' to understand the ravages of man-made disasters.

VARIETY

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Assam, Google search, Caste system, হিমা দাস

Why the 'urban elite' wants to know Hima Das's caste

Well-educated Twitter-types like to claim they don't discriminate on the basis of caste. Yet they perpetrate its biases.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Mallikarjun kharge, Jds-congress alliance, Kumaraswamy crying

Kumaraswamy is not Lord Shiva: Why Congress-JDS should either get a grip or quit

The Karnataka CM should have faith in the administrative system and clear the air over who is forcing him to suffer such inexplicable agony.

POLITICS

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Defence procurement, Lateral entry, Civil Services, Ministry of Defence

Lateral entry into civil services: Why the Ministry of Defence needs it the most

MoD desperately needs people who have served in the Armed Forces, instead of IAS officers brought in from other departments.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
PML-N, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Pakistan general elections

Farce Majeure: Why Pakistan’s 2018 General Election is a brutal mockery

Pakistan's farcical election features Nawaz Sharif and his daughter in prison, hardline terrorists freely contesting, media censorship, crackdowns on protests — and bomb blasts targeting select political rallies.

POLITICS

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Bilawal Bhutto, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan election

Nawaz and Maryam Sharif's arrest: A huge risk - and a political masterstroke

Pakistan's 2018 election is being seen as entirely managed by the deep state. But the former PM and even his brother Shehbaz could upset the plans of the military.