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Story Posted on 22-07-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Entertainment, Music, Bollywod, Mukesh

Why the voice of Mukesh, who sang of loss, pain and pathos, will always ring true

The legend began his career by rendering songs that sounded quite like KL Saigal’s, but emerged from that shadow soon.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Theresa May, Immigration, Visa rules for students, UK

My London degree, life plans, and Theresa May

The PM is okay letting international students in, as long as they can pay the fee. She just doesn’t want them to stick around.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Psychology, Divorce, Vacations, Duration neglect

Psychology of elections, divorces and endings

Endings help us encode and evaluate, but they also twist our memory and cloud our judgment.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Parliament, No-confidence motion

What the Opposition achieved with the No Confidence Motion

The carpet has been well and truly dusted in public in every aspect of this regime’s governance.

VOICES

 |  9-minute read
Security, Land sharks, Armed Forces, Cantonment roads

Why unconditional access to cantonment areas is a bad move

Apart from raising security concerns, total opening up of defence areas will benefit land sharks more than the general public.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, BJP-PDP break-up, Jammu and Kashmir

End the family drama — dynasty politics has only blackmailed J&K and Delhi

How two political family-led parties have ruined democracy in Kashmir and why a new narrative emerging now is a sign of great hope.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views  |  9-minute read
Rahul gandhi's wink, Narendra Modi, Parliament, No-confidence motion

Five things we learnt from the No Confidence Motion debate

Most voters will probably choose to remember July 20, 2018 as the day Rahul Gandhi did a Modi on Narendra Modi.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Third Front, Martyrs’ day, Mamata Banerjee, United Opposition

Mamata flexing ‘united Opposition’ muscle at July 21 rally: Reading between the lines

Will the mega rally on January 19 accommodate CPM too?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Maharashtra, Parliament, No-confidence motion, Shiv sena-bjp

Why there will be no reunion of BJP and Shiv Sena in near future

Shiv Sena is caught in a strange situation as neither the BJP, nor the Opposition wants the party.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Oral history, Literature, Books, Education

An ode to my teachers whose lectures had to be listened to, not downloaded

My college students do not know how to read a book. They insist on a summary or ask for power points.