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Story Posted on 08-01-2019

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani, 2019 general elections, Narendra Modi

Spin Cycle: BJP spokespersons are working overtime to defend the fallacies their leadership promotes

Playing the victim card or questioning critics' nationalism is a way of creating smoke and mirrors and obfuscating the real issues.

VARIETY

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Uri the surgical strike, Thackeray, PM Narendra Modi, The Accidental Prime Minister

Bollywood lines up movies on political subjects: How this will add spice to 2019's electioneering

How much can reel-life portrayals influence real-life politics? Let’s wait and watch.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Guido haschke, Christian Michel, AgustaWestland, Rafale row

A dummies guide to the Rafale-AgustaWestland debate

The Rafale-AgustaWestland argument has been rocking the Parliament for some time now. Here are the basics you need to know while our politicians fling mud at each other.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
V p singh, Mandal commission, Narendra Modi, Ews reservation

Two good: Quota taunt will die with merit argument

Thanks to the proposed new reservation for the economically weaker sections too, the stigma of caste-based quota could now dissolve.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Rakesh asthana, CBI, Alok verma

Alok Verma back as CBI chief: What will the move mean for BJP govt?

In the past few days, allegations have been raised that the government is 'using the CBI for political ends'. Could Verma's return have an impact?

POLITICS

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Mahagathbandhan, Narendra Modi, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Ews reservation

10% reservation for the EWS is Modi government's desperate bid to stay relevant in 2019

The BJP knows it is facing an uphill task in 2019 and desperately needs a new carrot to dangle in front of its supporters.

POLITICS

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J Jayalalithaa, DMK, AIADMK, Upper caste reservation

Dravidian politics vs reservation for upper castes: The old dragon breathes fire - yet again

Dravidian parties stand by the ideology they were conceived upon and oppose the empowering economically weaker upper caste groups.

VARIETY

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BJP, Narendra Modi, Parliament, Upper caste quota bill

Reservation Bill: The poor among upper castes may never get quota benefit. Here’s why

The hastily brought-in Bill faces several legislative, executive and legal challenges. Some of these could be insurmountable.

VARIETY

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Kelkar commission, Mandal commission, Upper caste quota, 10 per cent quota

Why the Supreme Court doesn’t believe poverty can be a ground for backwardness

In 2015, the court said the state must look beyond caste to determine the beneficiaries of reservations. But the exact grounds still remain unclear.

LIFE

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Cafe coffee day, Starbucks, Pour over coffee, Filter coffee

What it takes to brew that perfect cup of coffee!

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. Perhaps that's true for that hot cuppa you're sipping on right now!