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Story Posted on 04-08-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Entertainment, Bollywood, Irrfan Khan, Karwaan

Karwaan: An engaging ride brilliantly steered by Irrfan

It’s almost impossible to watch the film without thinking about the actor’s illness and his ongoing journey with it.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Bengal, BJP, Bangladeshi immigrants, Mamata Banerjee

From opposing 'illegal migrants' to slamming Assam NRC: What's behind Mamata Banerjee's U-turn

The TMC chief had once raised a storm in the Lok Sabha over ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ in Bengal.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Rains, Urban flooding, Floods, Monsoon

Monsoon floods will only get worse in India. This is what can be done to help

The estimated loss from floods accounts for $7 billion each year in the country.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Untouchability, Caste system, Dalits, Puducherry

In Puducherry, it took police, collector to ensure Dalits entry into a temple: When will this unholy practice end?

As Dalits become more conscious of their rights, the upper castes hit back.

POLITICS

 |  Stories Unscene  |  9-minute read
Vijay Mallya, Natural light, Extradition, Arthur road prison

Will Mallya extradition woes provide incentive to rectify conditions in Indian jails?

The truth is that almost all Indian prisons are far from compatible with Minimum Human Rights standards.

VARIETY

 |  Hello, Health  |  4-minute read
Karnataka, Coorg, Healthy eating, Cuisine

Eat local. Why the eating principles of the Kodavas are worth emulating

What stands out about this cuisine is the heavy use of spices and coconut.

VARIETY

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  3-minute read
Gourmet Food, The wine company, Sly granny, Mamagoto

How fine dining is making a comeback

Tables are being turned on the critics who felt fine dining is not for the new generation diners.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Growth, Economy

How China's tightened control over think tanks is impacting its foreign affairs

The Party’s new policies have discouraged policy advisers from having in-depth discussions with their US counterparts.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Bangladeshi immigrant, Muslim, Congress, BJP

Muddying the Brahmaputra: How both Congress and the BJP are using Assam NRC draft for their own political ends

As the Lok Sabha polls near and a 40 lakh population awaits its fate, it's clear that both the parties are riding an NRC tiger they can't dismount.