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Story Posted on 14-01-2019

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ews reservation, Mohan Bhagwat, 10 per cent quota

Why Narendra Modi kept Mohan Bhagwat in the dark over 10 per cent EWS reservation

Not only the RSS chief, but several Congress anti-reservationists too have been dealt a huge blow. Modi's proposed quota could also change how we see caste itself.

VARIETY

 |  1.97 minutes watch-minute read
Cash garland, Maywati birthday, Mayawati, Cake

Happy Birthday Mayawati! The biggest controversies that hit BSP supremo's birthday bashes

Mayawati is known to take her birthday celebrations rather seriously, but equally serious are the controversies surrounding her birthdays. Here’s a lowdown on the controversies surrounding Mawayati’s big birthday parties.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Army, Supreme Court, Homosexuality, General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat doesn’t want homosexuality in the Indian Army: He should look at other nations that have allowed it

There is no data to suggest that homosexuals in an army can adversely impact its valour or morale. The experience of various countries shows Armed Forces actually benefit from leaving soldiers’ personal lives alone.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, World Health Organisation, Non-communicable diseases

Why non-communicable diseases have become killer kings across the entire world

More people die of heart disease and strokes worldwide than AIDS and cancer now. It is high time we learnt how to prevent these NCDs from becoming an even more murderous force.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Lust stories, Sanju, Raazi, Uri the surgical strike

Sab 'Kaushal' mangal: Why Vicky Kaushal is Bollywood's biggest achievement

Up until 2018, actors like Vicky Kaushal had to be, well, table salt in the otherwise Bollywood mezze. In 2018, that's changed!

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |  8-minute read
Pakistan, Terrorism, Fawad Khan, Uri attack

How the Uri attack and my article on Fawad Khan changed my life forever

Outraged by the brutal assault on our army jawans, I had said that Pakistani actors working in Bollywood should condemn such terrorism. I ended up receiving condemnation, from both sides of the border.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Mukesh sahani, Lok Sabha Polls

Why the next political moves for 2019 will take place on Bihar's chessboard

A grand reshaping of caste alliances across UP and Bihar could significantly impact the 2019 elections. It could well be the last straw to break the BJP's back.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Mahagathbandhan, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, SP-BSP alliance

When Tejashwi met Akhilesh and Mayawati. How the opposition is using Modi's strategies to defeat the BJP in 2019

Taking a leaf from the PM's game plan of strategic alliances, the opposition may spring a major surprise in 2019.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Rahul Dravid, Game of Thrones, Donald Trump, Wall of kindness

Donald Trump, Rahul Dravid, GoT, kindness: How walls have the most interesting stories to tell

Meet a wall which is joining people rather than keeping them apart.