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Story Posted on 01-01-2019


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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Mahagatbandhan, 2019 general elections

Why it would be good for India if the mahagathbandhan won the 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Narendra Modi could well end up as a one-term prime minister who frittered away his mandate.


 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Policymakers, Narendra Modi, Science Congress

Why India's Science Congress 2019 must mean business

The Science Congress brings on one platform policymakers, top science bureaucrats and leading scientists.


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Women Health, Menstruation, Sanitary napkins, Menstrual Hygiene

The 'Pad women' of Bihar: How these young girls set up a sanitary napkin bank in their village

Despite being scolded by their family members for wasting money, these girls started using sanitary napkins. But buying pads from local vendors every month was awkward.


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Weightloss, New Year, New year eve, Happy new year 2019

5 reasons why your New Year resolutions will fail in 2019 (and how to avoid that happening)

Blame it on the liquor served at the party last night, but most of us don't even remember our New Year resolutions on January 1. There are ways to help you recall, and fulfill, though.


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Information Technology, Cyber crime, Net Neutrality, Cyber security

A clarion call for India to lead on Digital Peace

It is time to consider cybersecurity as a serious concern, and a chance for India to lead in the arena


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Pakistan, ISI, LeT, Arsa

Bangladesh Parliamentary polls: Resounding victory for Sheikh Hasina. But what next ?

Her triumph has also trounced any plans from Pakistan to create instability. But her real victory will be only when she addresses the challenges that lie ahead.


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Govinda, Amitabh Bachchan, Muqaddar ka sikander, Hum

Remembering Kader Khan: The first Khan who made a difference

In a country where lead actors got boxed into 'angry young man' images, Kader Khan stood out precisely because he could fit in.


 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Jim Corbett, Wildlife writing, Rudyard kipling, Wildlife

Wildlife writing is under an Indian transformation. And here are my top five picks

Natural history and wildlife writing in a decolonised set-up has no obvious traps of power. It is instead sensitive, scientific and occasionally, about love.


 |  The Castaways  |  11-minute read
Democracy, Politics, Art

Understanding the paradox of art

Show, don’t tell. A simple advice the world of art can use too.


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US, UN, External affairs, Foreign policy

India can't be a predatory force if there's a begging bowl in her hand

For Indians, 2019 has to be the year of resistance to what India has become and to fight for justice at all levels.