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Story Posted on 22-01-2019

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Gripe water, Medicines, Boroline, Memories

Why nostalgia tastes like sweet Gripe Water, smells like Boroline

There was once a simpler time, with simpler remedies. Remember Arnica, Calendula, Nux Vomica, Belladonna? Apparently, these four never expire and cure anything. Almost anything.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
India, Donald Trump, Mao, Xi Jinping

China's Belt and Road dilemma: It's brute efficiency contrasted with ethical legitimacy

Beijing has been using infrastructure projects to expand the market base for Chinese products along with increasing its political clout. Not everyone is delighted.

ART & CULTURE

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Hyper nationalism, Narendra modi biopic, The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri the surgical strike

Cinema, in the time of nation (re)-building, has always been about taking a stand

Hyper-nationalism or screen politicking is certainly not new to Bollywood. So why are we debating it for 'The Accidental Prime Minister' or 'Uri'?

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Donald Trump, Kamala harris, Democrats, Us presidential elections 2020

Kamala Harris looks at becoming the first woman and Indian-African origin US President

Democrat Senator with Indian roots, Kamala Harris is all set to take on Donald Trump in America's 2020 Presidential Elections. And there are kaapi tumblers being raised in a warming toast to her in Chennai.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, BJP, Syed shuja, Evm hack

Syed Shuja's grand tale of EVM hack: Unpacking the facts from the fiction

Self-proclaimed cybersecurity expert Syed Shuja has accused the BJP of hacking EVMs and manipulating the results of 2014 and subsequent elections. A look at his claims.

ART & CULTURE

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Anti-muslim, Thackeray biopic, Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray

Why casting Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray is a whiplash of brilliance

After all, everything leads up to the elections.

VARIETY

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Tamil nadu politics, Jayalalithaa, Kodanad burglary and murder, Kodanad estate

Kodanad burglary and murder: Why did DMK bail out the men accused of murder at Jayalalithaa’s summer estate?

After fingers were pointed at TN chief minister EPS with allegations flying thick and fast over the incident, the DMK is in the dock now. With theft and murder in the fray, this plot can only thicken.

VARIETY

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Politics, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Why we think Kareena Kapoor should join politics

This is the only way we can get more women in the field. And strong women, like Kareena, should be welcome.

VARIETY

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Public Relations, Karan Johar, Kl rahul, Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been punished. Can we now talk about the epic PR fail it was?

Actions have consequences. Hardik and Rahul deserve to be punished. But there are others in the picture here as well.

VARIETY

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VVPAT, Kapil Sibal, EVM tampering, EVM

EVM Hack: Play politics, certainly. But don't play with the idea of our democracy

The exercise to discredit EVMs is underway only to ensure there is a scapegoat ready in the event of an electoral loss. It shows deep nervousness, and total cynicism regarding the democratic processes we hold dear.