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Story Posted on 18-12-2018


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BJP, Indira Gandhi, Hindu nationalism, Congress

Why I think Congress is the A-team of BJP: The grand old party has in fact legitimised Hindu nationalism in India's politics

Nehruvian secularism started decaying under his daughter Indira Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi damaged it some more. And Rahul Gandhi has now done the same.


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Congress, Anti-Sikh riots, 1984, Sajjan Kumar

How the BJP ignored court's observations in the Sajjan Kumar verdict

India needs a law that deters rabble-rousers from manufacturing riots in the country.


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Uttar Pradesh, Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath, Lok Sabha 2019

Ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 polls, BJP must rethink Yogi Adityanath's brand of Hindutva politics

During the Assembly polls in 2018, the BJP banked heavily on the polarisation of the Hindu vote. That hasn't worked. Can it afford to do so in the upcoming contest too?


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Hostel life, Non Vegetarian Food, Veg Food, IIT Madras

How separate entrances and utensils for veg, non-veg students cooked a spoiler for hostel life in IIT Madras

A mess without diet-defined boundaries is that crucial college learning place where true friendships are born.


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Big Data, AI, Surveillance, Xi Jinping

Why China's 'social credit system' is a front for Xi Jinping creating the ultimate surveillance state

No amount of good thought can justify a government trying to keep a constant eye on its citizens – be it in public or private space.


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Science, Investment, India, Artificial Intelligence

Why India must invest more in developing Artificial Intelligence

China, in particular, is pumping massive investments to achieve global leadership in AI, and hopes to invest up to 150 billion dollars by 2030.


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Ankita lokhande, Danny denzongpa, Jissu sengupta, Kangana Ranaut

'Manikarnika' Trailer: Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika stuns visually but remains inconsistent

From choppy editing to glaring dubbing errors, 'Manikarnika' is marred by the curse of the 'magnum opi'


 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  10-minute read
Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections

Modi magic alone won’t work in 2019. Here’s what the BJP needs to win a second term

To hope the Ram mandir will blow away all Opposition would be wishful thinking.


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Sasural Simar Ka, Sreesanth, Dipika kakar, Bigg boss 12

Three reasons why leading favourite Dipika Kakar shouldn’t win 'Bigg Boss' 12

Her melodramatic 'bhai-behan' drama should have ideally made her the right contestant to be evicted long ago.


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Jobs Creation, Congress, Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's incentive to industries to hire 70% locals is just more narrow identity politics

Leave aside poor migrants. If there was ever a cap on the percentage of politicians from outside who could enter raajneeti in MP, Nath himself would not made the cut.