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Story Posted on 19-08-2018

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Rahul gandhi's wink, Right-wing, Left-wing liberals, Memes

How the politics of memes has taken the world by storm

Take heart, memes are not completely a domain of the right wing.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Mohenjodaro, Shudras, Indus Valley Civilisation, Harappan civilisation

Shudras, not Aryans, built the Indus Valley Civilisation

The word Harappa sounds similar to the names given to divine figures in south India. Mallappa, Beerappa, Veerappa, for example.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
RSS, Hindutva, BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why praising Atal Bihari Vajpayee to shame today's BJP is problematic

Today's lout can become tomorrow's statesman.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Kerala floods, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Atal bihari vajpayee death, Narendra Modi

Three steps that showed Modi's commitment to Raj Dharma

A 5km walk behind Atal Bihari Vajpayee's hearse, watch over a daughter light her father's pyre and then reaching out to Kerala with succour, exhibit the PM's political acumen.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Congress, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politics

When the original Chanakya of Indian politics was caught in a chakravyuh in 1984 Lok Sabha elections

Atalji never held his defeat in Gwalior against anyone, not against the Congress, and not against Madhavrao Scindia.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Comptroller and auditor general, Kerala disaster, Western Ghats, Kerala floods

Why Kerala floods could well be a 'man-made disaster'

Several environmentalists have pointed fingers at extensive quarrying, mushrooming of high-rises as part of tourism and forest land acquisition for the calamity.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
United Opposition, Congress, Maharashtra, Lok Sabha election 2019

Why Congress-led 'united Opposition' is already in disarray in Maharashtra

Smaller parties which have announced their candidates may play spoilsport.

ART & CULTURE

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Amitabh Bachchan, Entertainment, Bollywood, Cult movies

Bollywood box office: Why Kaagaz ke Phool and Silsila flopped but went on to become cult movies

One wonders if these films would work if released today.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Indo-Pak, Jammu and Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the leader who rejuvenated democratic politics in J&K

With his commitment to peace, and involving Pakistan and others in dialogue, the late PM gave Kashmir hope.