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Story Posted on 30-12-2018

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Patriarchy, Relationships, Love, Arranged Marriage

Revenge of the nerds: Five truths of life the arranged marriage market taught me in 2018

All the boys you ignored in high school have IIT/ IIM degrees now, and have become hot property.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Ghazipur, Constable suresh vats

Murders most foul: Cops killed on duty by the public they are serving shows UP is headed on a dangerous path

We need to examine what is provoking mobs to physically — and brutally — hit out at policemen.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
RSS, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections

2019: From TINA (There Is No Alternative) to AOBM (Any One But Modi)

The year 2018 has seen the most polarising politics in India. But if we could just discard the old templates, 2019 can be a year of re-imagining Indian politics.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Deepak thakur, Dipika kakar, Bigg boss 12, Bigg Boss

How Dipika Kakar beat the odds to win 'Bigg Boss 12'

Called the ‘most dignified lady’ in the house by show host Salman Khan, Dipika had quite a tumultuous stay emotionally.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  7-minute read
BJP, Congress, The Accidental Prime Minister, Dr manmohan singh

Why I think the BJP is right in backing Anupam Kher and 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

It is perfectly logical for the BJP to endorse a film that agrees with its narrative. The movie will also reportedly showcase Dr Manmohan Singh's achievements, and the constant challenges to his authority from his own party.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Cow Vigilantism, Subodh kumar singh, Yogi Adityanath, Bulandshahr violence

Bulandshahr violence: As new 'key accused' keep emerging, is someone shielding the real culprits?

The investigation of a riot and the murder of a police official has disgorged various so-called conspirators and killers. We won't be surprised if the narrative comes up with more new names, and perhaps, less truth.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Secularism, Flood relief camps, Christmas, Kerala floods

How we overcame: I found Muslim Santas in a flood relief camp in Kerala this Christmas

Kerala has been able to recover from the devastating monsoon flood because people helped each other out, regardless of faith and creed.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Ramps, Disability, Wheelchair, Happy New Year

How I overcame: From a wheelchair to dating apps, my 2018 was all about small challenges and bigger victories

I suffered an injury in 2014, leaving me paralysed waist down. But I have taken on every challenge and in 2018, as my social initiatives gathered pace, I overcame fears holding me back from exploring dating apps.

LIFE

 |  Tarar Square  |  6-minute read
Family, Relationships, Love, New Year

How I discovered what love is

Love is the rose-scented memory of the mother you lost too early. Love is the tight, sudden hug of your son.