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Story Posted on 16-11-2018


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Third Front, BJP, Congress, Lok Sabha elections 2019

This is how I see the 2019 Lok Sabha shaping up

Here's how much both the NDA and UPA could win in each state, and the magic factors that could swing the final count.


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Rebellion, Mughals, Jats, Mughal history

How Jat fury turned into a very powerful revolt against the Mughals

The Jat rebellion raged on through 1669; in November, Aurangzeb himself marched to Mathura. But putting down this revolt was far from simple.


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Benaras, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Modern india, Sanskrit

Why I feel Modi has disappointed his mandate and Nehru could have done more

His new book 'The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges' explores Sanskrit, Benaras and being modern in India.


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Adulthood, Friendship Day, Relationships, Friendship

Why I think losing childhood friends is hurtful, yet liberating

You learn how to pull yourself out of despair. You become your own personal sun.


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Pregnancy, Graded response action plan, Children, Women

How air pollution is impacting pregnant women and children

It is time we took ownership of the air we breathe.


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Fatima sana shaikh, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan

Dangal Vs Thugs of Hindostan: A masterclass on what’s hot and what’s not!

Here’s the plain truth. With one we were simply ‘dhaakad’-ed, and with the other blatantly ‘thugged’!


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Gaslighting, Word of the year, Toxic, Oxford dictionaries

Oxford's word of the year is 'toxic': Are we living in poisonous times, or just complaining more?

The runners-up are ‘gaslighting’ and ‘incel’, revealing interesting facts about the conversations we have been having this year.


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Margaret thatcher, Britain, Brexit, Theresa May

Theresa May: Cricketing metaphors and the end of Prime Ministerial innings

It was a cricketing metaphor used by Geoffrey Howe that was the undoing of the more long lasting Margaret Thatcher government.


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Gajar ka halwa, Daulat ki chaat, Food, Winter

Winter is here: Five food reasons to celebrate the season!

What is winter if not spent stretched out in the sun, stuffing your face with gajar ka halwa?


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Khaleda Zia, Bnp, Awami League, Bangladesh elections

Bangladesh polls: Why Awami League cosying up to Islamic fundamentalist Hefazat-e-Islam is raising eyebrows

The election assumes greater significance this time due to PM Sheikh Hasina’s display of political astuteness in engaging with her political adversaries.