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Story Posted on 09-08-2018

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Lok Sabha election 2019

Why 2019 will see a 'khichdi' government, but cooked in Modi’s kitchen

The Mamata-Mayawati-Rahul-Akhilesh-Pawar-Gowda national mahagathbandhan is likely to fall short of a clear majority.

VARIETY

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Urban infrastructure, Movehack, NITI Aayog, Traffic Jams

India’s progress is stuck in traffic jams: We need innovative solutions

NITI Aayog’s Global Mobility Hackathon, MoveHack, seems a step in the right direction.

POLITICS

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Muslims, Alwar lynching, Rajasthan assembly elections, Vasundhara Raje

Raje's desperate measures: Renaming Muslim villages in Rajasthan shows a CM feeling the heat

Recent by-election drubbing showed BJP how disenchanted people on the ground are with the party. Its response to lack of development? Renaming 'Muslim-name' hamlets.

VARIETY

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Caste Discrimination, Dalit paintings, Mithila, Art

Mithila paintings: How Dalit women have used art to reclaim their identity and their stories

Those engaged in art forms like gobar and godna managed to break free of their traditional professions, along with assuming ownership of their narratives.

POLITICS

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RSS, BJP, Mahila adhikar sammelan, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi makes big claims on women empowerment: Will he walk the talk?

Lately, the issues the Congress president has raised against the BJP have only served to expose his and his party’s weaknesses.

VARIETY

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UP Police, Yogi Aditayanth, Uttar Pradesh, Kanwariyas

Kanwar Yatra has come to an end but Kanwariya hooliganism is here to stay

The rowdy gangs have marked their territory.

VARIETY

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Survey, Women at work, Unemployment in India, GDP

Working 24x7: The NSSO wants to quantify homemakers' work but only by 'cooking' and 'washing'

This betrays the same tendency of generalisation owing to which it was never felt necessary to recognise unpaid labour.

POLITICS

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BJP, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Rajya sabha deputy chairman polls

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman polls: Time for Rahul Gandhi to hug his 2019 dreams goodbye?

The election once again shows that the BJP fights to win, and the Congress has a lot to learn from it.

VOICES

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BJP, PDP, Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference

The National Conference has no moral leg to stand on in Kashmir

Let down by lofty words and contrasting actions, Kashmiris, in fact, have lost confidence in all political parties.

VARIETY

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Right to life, Freedom of Speech, India at 71, Independence Day

71 years of Independence: How free are we?

Top thinkers assess how far India has come, at 71, to give us the freedom to be who we are and the best we can be.