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Story Posted on 24-09-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Section 377 verdict, LGBTQ, Drag fashion

Beyond long lashes and luscious wigs: Drag is not only about sexuality. It's a struggle to be heard

Overlooking the imposing architecture of Lutyen's Delhi and its underlying moral codes, the Drag scene in India is a story of hope and despair and a lot of courage.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, BJP, Congress, Shiv bhakt

Why Rahul Gandhi's Shiv bhakti is turning into a farce

The Congress leader appears to be using soft Hindutva as a crucial game plan to counter BJP in the upcoming polls.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Xi Jinping, BJP, Narendra Modi, Doklam

Why Bhutan's 2018 general election results could concern India

A change in guard at Thimphu could mean a pro-China tilt. As such, India needs to retain its primacy in Bhutan's foreign policy priorities.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Assam nrc list, Bangladeshi immigrants, Amit Shah

Amit Shah calls illegal Bangladeshis termites. Given the neighbourhood, turning Bangladesh off is not a good idea

With Opposition alleging crony capitalism, PM's chief strategist has chosen to risk India's relationship with Dhaka for another shot at the centre in 2019.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Pk sasi, CPI(M), Kerala police, Bishop franco mulakkal

Why Kerala Police dragged their feet on Bishop Franco’s arrest

The policy of appeasement and vote-bank politics applies equally to all political parties. Even the Marxists.

SPORTS

 |  3-minute read
Rohit Sharma, Asia cup 2018, Cricket, India vs Pakistan

Asia Cup: Why India-Pakistan clashes have lost their sting

Before the men in green could comprehend, India's rock solid opening duo had already registered another century partnership.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Shelter home, Cat videos, Social Media, Internet

The old man and the cat: Why Internet can't get enough of its cat grandpa

If a cat video every day keeps sadness away, these photos are for keeps.

POLITICS

 |  17-minute read
Modi government, Mohan Bhagwat, BJP, RSS

Time to reinvent RSS: What Mohan Bhagwat meant by 'no Hindutva without Muslims' and praising the Congress

These are certainly not the best of times for the BJP government, besieged by crisis after crisis every day.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Francois Hollande, Dassault aviation

Why the Rafale aircraft controversy is a gift that keeps on giving

This multi-billion dollar defence deal has given Twitterati a chance to do what they know best – flood the internet with memes and (at times bad) jokes.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Modi government, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Hollande, Rafale Deal

Rafale deal: Why Modi government's communication strategy is faltering

So far, in the battle of perception, it's advantage Team Rahul. Congress looks cool, controlled, composed. BJP looks the opposite.