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Story Posted on 03-01-2019


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India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Partition, Muslims in India

From 1947 to 2019: The journey of a Muslim who is an Indian first

They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.


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Facebook, Health, Pox parties, Vaccination

Taking the kids to a 'pox party': Welcome to new-age American parenting. It's not pretty

Some parents in Colorado refuse to believe in vaccines and are bringing their healthy kids deliberately in contact with a child who has chickenpox. The move, ostensibly for the welfare of the child, is beyond stupid. It's sinister.


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Weight Loss, New year resolutions, Healthy food, Yellow mustard seed

How yellow mustard seed carves out a New Year body

Yellow mustard seed is the sculptor that shaves away the dead wood around your body.


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Christian Michel, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Rafale Deal

Rahul Gandhi's attack on PM Modi over Rafale is no longer a battle of facts

The game-plan on both sides has shifted from realities to perceptions and who can win the war of narratives.


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Relationships, Tinder, Chat room, Sexting

How I, a picture-perfect housewife, turned into a sex-chat addict

This 36-year-old's 'virtual escapades' turned her into the woman she always aspired to be! Read on.


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BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prayagraj, Kumbh mela

Cornered over Ram temple, how the BJP is hoping for salvation in the Kumbh Mela

Arrangements are on in Prayaraj at a hectic, impressive pace. The message seems to be that the party cares for Hindu sentiments, and can also deliver on infrastructure.


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Public policy, Freedom, Life expectancy, Global Happiness Index

Learning from exemplary life stories of common folks who stayed positive and beat the odds

Their stories become especially useful because they are pointers to guiding public policy.


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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Bestiality, Animal rape, Animal Cruelty

Humanity has a new definition: bestiality. Crimes against animals have hit terrible new lows in India

Raped cows. Beaten puppies. Dogs buried alive under tar. The real beasts in India walk on two legs, not four.


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Franco mulakkal, Kerala nun rape, Catholic Church, Sexual abuse of nuns

Amidst reports of sexual abuse of nuns by priests, the Catholic Church in India could have a lot to confess

For nuns, their seminaries are their workplace. It is time the Church came up with its own Vishaka guidelines.


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Homosexuality, Girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Fire

From ‘Girlfriend’ to ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’: How Bollywood handles lesbianism

To titillate or to preach, will Sonam Kapoor break the stereotype?