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Story Posted on 10-08-2018


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Narendra Modi, India-US Ties, Donald Trump, Republic day parade

India's Trump Card: Why inviting the US President to Republic Day is a good idea

This is simply a move to smooth India-US relations. And no, it has nothing to do with India's 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


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Lord Shiva, Politics, Hinduism, Hooliganism

The typical features of a Kanwariya today: Fear, fundamentalism and far from faith

The majority of the new-age Kanwariyas are completely derailed from the traditional understanding of the religion.


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Minor girls, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Deoria shelter home

Chilling details of Deoria shelter home case highlight the police-political-criminal network

Whether CM Yogi Adityanath actually means business, and will succeed in bringing an end to such crimes, is something only time will tell.


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Entertainment, Nepotism, Karan Johar, Takht

Half of Bollywood has found a place in Karan Johar's 'Takht'. Here's what the other half is doing

Karan Johar has come up with an unofficial roster of Bollywood actors.


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Smartphone, Dex, S-pen, Snapdragon 845

Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is worth the upgrade

The expectations are quite high, but will the device be able to live up to them?


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Bureaucrat deplaned, Indians, British Airways, Racism

British Airways sucks, but India's own racism record sucks more

Will boycotting an airline stop racial discrimination of passengers, or Indians in general?


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Historians, William Dalrymple, Aurangzeb, Audrey Truschke

The secret to Audrey Truschke's success (no, it's not her scholarship)

The historian who has surpassed William Dalrymple's popularity online has figured out how to be a hit. Simple. By hurting Hindu feelings.


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BJP-PDP break-up, Kashmir, Rajnath Singh, Sajad Gani Lone

Third Front Rising: Kashmir's breath of fresh air

The PDP and NC are deeply insecure of Sajad Lone and the emerging political alternative in Kashmir. Both parties of entrenched privilege and manipulation, they can't bear to see the opposite now emerge.


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Tamil Nadu, Czechoslovakia, Vaclav havel, Karunanidhi

Vaclav Havel and Karunanidhi: How the artist politicians shaped their world around them

Both leaders' unparalleled love for their mother tongue reflected in their politics and art.


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BJP, Muslims, Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan Assembly polls

Rajasthan: Will changing 'Muslim names' of villages help BJP consolidate Hindu votes?

With not much to show in terms of achievements, Vasundhara Raje seems to be resorting to polarising measures.