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Story Posted on 22-10-2018

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP, Local bodies poll, Panchayat Polls, Jammu and Kashmir Polls

Why local body election results in Kashmir are a game changer

While it is easy to dismiss local body elections as non-political, the fact is it gives the Central government direct access and reach to the grassroots.

POLITICS

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Pinarayi Vijayan, Supreme Court, Lord ayyappan, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala: Why Pinarayi Vijayan and Kerala Police failed to keep their promise to women devotees

The state government must pull up its socks before the pilgrimage season begins in mid-November.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Lok Sabha election 2019, Mumbai, Taxi, Kaali peeli

My late-night conversation with a taxi driver in Mumbai

To understand Mumbai’s pulse, one has to get into a 'kaali-peeli' and make conversations with the driver.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
3 idiots, Tokyo olympics, Society, Perfection

Japan's Yen for perfection ( And why the Japanese are the opposite of Indians)

The Japanese believe in quiet hard work and less argument just for the sake of noisy debate. The results show in well how they live.

VARIETY

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Section 377, Male sex abuse, Sexual assault, Rape Laws

Men can be raped, and women can rape: Why Indian laws need to change for a more equal society

To tackle sexual assault and violence effectively, we need to free our laws of gender stereotypes.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Sexual harassment at workplace, Journalists, India, #MeToo

#MeToo: How far can we separate professional genius from personal actions

Public memory is, of course, selective.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Bollywood, Nepotism, Conjecture, Karan Johar

Nepotism to conjecture: Words that Karan Johar made a star out of

Open your dictionaries to page 112 and then rip them apart

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Amazon, Tools, Offers, Deals

E-commerce wars: How to find the best deals on Amazon and Flipkart

These tools will help you snap up the best offers available during e-commerce sales.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Punjab, Dussehra, Navjot kaur sidhu, Amritsar train tragedy

The real Ravanas of Amritsar are its local authorities, which let the train catastrophe happen

Another public tragedy is turning into a political opportunity. Amritsar victims deserve better.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Statue of Unity, Sardar Patel, Azad hind government

How Congress’ defensive attitude towards contributions of Subhas Bose, Sardar Patel and BR Ambedkar is helping BJP

The party comes across as averse to non-Nehru-Gandhi dynasty members gaining prominence.