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Story Posted on 23-08-2018


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Israa al-ghomgham, Chrystia freeland, Canada, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s spat with Canada reflects a war of ideas within the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia may sentence a woman activist to death. The claim of ‘reforms’ can’t go hand in hand with this crackdown on alternative voices.


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Test Cricket, Indian Cricket, Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli

Why India needs Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli to be more than just good motivators

Planning, preparation, and strategy are more important and it is high time they pick up the slack in these departments.


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Fire Safety, BMC, Mumbai Fire, Crystal tower

Another fire, same old story: Why Mumbai high-rises are tinderboxes

Mumbai has shot up vertically like Jack’s beanstalk, but this is no fairy tale. It’s a nightmare.


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Raj koothrappali, Sexism, Racism, The big bang theory

How I came to hate The Big Bang Theory

It's a good thing the show is coming to an end.


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Civil liberties, Emergency, Journalism, Kuldip nayar

Remembering Kuldip Nayar, an uncompromising editor, a conscience-keeper and India-Pakistan peacenik

The renowned journalist and civil liberties activist passed away at the age of 95.


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Bollywood heroines, Bollywood wedding, Nick jonas, Priyanka Chopra

Why I am not celebrating Priyanka Chopra's engagement to Nick Jonas

Hasn't Bollywood already lost many of its talents to marriage?


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Couch potatoes, Research, Science, Survival of the lazy

There is no shame in being lazy. New study suggests laziness may be the key to survival

What's the point of having comfy couches if there ain't enough couch potatoes?


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Parle-G, Advertisements, Commercials, Indian ads

Old wine in new bottle: Why we still love Onida devil, Dhara boy and Liril girl

In an age of higher bandwidth and lower attention span, it’s not easy for commercials to impress us.


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Lynching, ISIS, Rahul gandhi in germany, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi compares lynching in India with the rise of ISIS. So what?

Gandhi's style of speaking often feels like he is trying to explain things in the simplest possible terms to his audience, taking a leaf from how someone explained those things to him.


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Demonetisation, ISIS, Germany, Rahul Gandhi

Why he hugged PM Modi, to the dangers of exclusion: What Rahul Gandhi said in Germany

The Congress president spoke of how the current government’s policies were fuelling violence and hampering India’s growth.