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Story Posted on 16-11-2018

POLITICS

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

VOICES

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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.

VARIETY

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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’!

VARIETY

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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.

VARIETY

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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.

VARIETY

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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?

POLITICS

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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.