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Story Posted on 22-08-2018

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
CBI, Hindutva terror, Maharashtra ats, Dabholkar murder

How investigation into Dabholkar murder case has been marred by contradictions

The Maharashtra ATS and CBI have been presenting different theories and claims for the past five years.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Harvey Weinstein, Rose mcgowan, Asia argento, Me Too

#MeToo in the time of hypocrisy: Asia Argento accused of sexual assault, Rose McGowan defending it, do not define the movement

The Italian actress Asia Argento has been accused of sexual assault and quietly arranging to pay $380,000 to her accuser. However, this cannot dent the movement itself.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Handloom, Saree, Wildlife, Birdwatching

When I decided to go birdwatching in a saree

There are more accounts of men in jungles with rolled-up shirt sleeves, colonising the land in their country-side brogues, than of women going through wild spaces.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Punjab government, Amrinder singh, Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy law

How Congress govt in Punjab is attacking freedom of speech with law against 'sacrilege' of religious texts

The move brings to the fore the party's duplicity in using religion to strengthen its hold over power.

SCI-TECH

 |  7-minute read
Performance, Price, Review, Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 quick review: Premium looks and performance to match the price

Here’s our initial impression of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
BJP, Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee legacy

Narendra Modi is no Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Comparisons are made of the oratorical skills of both. But Vajpayee valued truth, dissent, inclusion. Modi is the opposite, not the inheritor, of such talents.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
RSS, Hindutva, Communalism, Kerala floods

No communalism please, we are Malayalis

The recent floods hitting Kerala also brought a deluge of divisiveness and communal spite. However, Kerala's people withstood both these angry tides.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Uae, Foreign aid, Kerala rescue operations, Kerala floods

Kerala floods, UAE's Rs 700-crore offer, Modi govt: Why politics over relief work is the worst crisis to befall a nation

What Kerala and its people need and deserve at the moment is immediate help.

VARIETY

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Animal sacrifice, Mamata Banerjee, Eid-ul-zuha, Bakrid

Why Mamata Banerjee's govt has told the court it cannot stop animal sacrifice during Bakrid

The TMC government has given some bizarre reasons for not acting on the Calcutta High Court order.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
BJP, NDA, Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why Mamata Banerjee thinks she was more close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee than many in the BJP

The West Bengal CM, in her own way, is grieving the passing away of a guardian figure who gave her a long rope and even put up with her tantrums.