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Story Posted on 21-01-2019

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Sanjay Raut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bal Thackeray, Thackeray

Bal Thackeray’s life is worth a movie, but did Nawazuddin Siddiqui face ideological contradiction essaying the role?

With Uddhav Thackeray’s blessings, the movie’s release is unlikely to face any resistance in cinema halls. But what were Nawaz's feelings playing the Shiv Sena supremo?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
External affairs, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Indo-Pak ties

Imran Khan is a prisoner of his own image. This is why he is the best bet for India

As long as Khan is in power, Pakistan will remain on tenterhooks. India won't have to take any decision.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
China, North sikkim, Winter, Doklam

Just a road: Better infrastructure could save Indian troops from serving in extremely harsh, cold conditions on the Indo-China border

Unlike India, the Chinese, with the advantage of roads that take them to the border in a jiffy, can afford to stay back in peak winter, confident of quick mobilisation, not needing to expose their men to extreme conditions.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Flying foxes, Australia heatwave, Climate change, Wildlife conservation

Two days and one heatwave is all it took for Australia to lose one-third of its flying fox population

Are we still going to call climate change a hoax? The bats were gone in a bat of an eyelid. We are headed the same way.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Domestic Violence, Transgenders, Section 377, Supreme Court

When we moved in: The law may be on the side of live-in couples. But society is definitely against them

Many couples I spoke to were not even aware of their legal rights. That’s because laws don’t make much of a difference in the face of the deep social problems they battle.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |  6-minute read
Kabul, Donald Trump, Education, India

Letter from Kabul: Why India can be a great role model for Afghanistan

Even as Kabul confronts an uncertain future, the president of the American University in Afghanistan, Dr Kenneth Holland, hopes that Afghanistan can learn from India the great benefits of people living together peacefully.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Kangana hrithik controversy, Mohenjo Daro, Manikarnika: the queen of jhansi, Hrithik Roshan

Dear Kangana Ranaut. We’ve all been through tough break-ups. But we don’t bring it to work

The problem is not that Kangana chooses to speak about her personal life. The problem is that she fails to strike a conversation about any other aspect of her personal life.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Launch, Mwc 2019, Rumours, Leaks

Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks and rumours: Five most interesting features

The Galaxy S10 is expected to be unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event in Barcelona next month.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
The bandit queen, Sholay, Sushant Singh Rajput, Gabbar Singh

From 'Sholay' to 'Sonchiriya': Bollywood's dacoit dramas through the years

Some born evil, some luckless victims of an exploitative system — there's something captivating about the character of a dacoit that enamours filmmakers.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee, Sadhana singh, Mayawati

Mayawati abused, Jayalalithaa’s sari torn, Jaya Prada’s morphed photos, Mamata Banerjee’s fractured skull: What women got in Indian politics

BJP MLA Sadhana Singh recently calling Mayawati 'worse than eunuchs' evokes the physical and verbal abuse women have been subjected to in our politics, time and time again.