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Story Posted on 24-10-2018

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Imf bailout, Saudi Arabia, Imran Khan, Pakistan economy

The 'Sheikh Chilli' economics of Imran Khan

A near-bankrupt Pakistan has only two choices. It can go to the IMF and suffer reforms. Or it can carry on with its lies, vagaries and economic wet dreams

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prayagraj, Allahabad

Allahabad Vs Prayagraj: Once an Illahabadi, always an Illahabadi

The ordinary Illahabadi is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that the city has undergone a name-change so undeservedly and unceremoniously.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Afghan women, Terrorism, Taliban, Afghanistan elections

Why I ran for a seat in the Afghan Parliament

There may be no greater moment in Afghan history to be alive — certainly, there has never been a more meaningful time.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Lifestyle diseases, Tenosynovitis, Ill effects, Smartphone overuse

Cellphone binge: Soon, smartphone over-users will end up with more pain

The effects are numerous. And infertility is the last thing that should worry you.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel

Why Rahul Gandhi-led Congress needs to put Nehru-Patel records straight

An authorised account from the Congress is required to put the Nehru-Patel, Nehru-Bose ties in perspective, even if it means admitting some mistakes.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Gender rights, India, Donald Trump, Transgender

You're more than the sex you're born with: India is Trumping the USA at third gender equality

Donald Trump's govt is de-recognising transgender people and waging a war against biology. India is trying to do the opposite.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Sexual harassment, Vishaka guidelines, Sexual exploitation in workplaces, Metoo india

#MeToo movement: Men seem to think alcohol is both excuse and apology. Well, it’s neither

The movement now needs to move on to the next logical step — where the allegations go through the due process and we see some punishments.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Sexual harassment at workplace, Sexual predators, Sexual harassment, Me too movement

Why the #Metoo movement needs a credible legal framework

We need an investigation mechanism where experience and memory are admissible as evidence.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Kerala nun rape, Kuriakose kattuthara, Jalandhar bishop, Franco mulakkal

#NunRapeCase: How the accused's image has changed from respected priest to a dreaded figure

The rape accused's challengers are seriously worried. One witness against him has been found dead.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Wealth porn, Rms titanic, James cameron, Titanic ii

Titanic replica: Why we are not ready to give up until there is a happy ending

What if RMS Titanic was not a grand ship but a dinghy transporting slaves or a boat packed with refugees?