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Story Posted on 23-01-2019

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Bofors, Congress, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Gandhi

A blockbuster brews: Did Priyanka Gandhi join politics after Amitabh Bachchan’s blessings?

As the BJP’s popularity ratings dive, the Gandhis-Bachchans seem to be coming closer.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Congress, Publicity, BJP

How sops and publicity have kept Narendra Modi in the race for 2019 polls

The game is not about development. It's all about jingoism, sycophancy and optics. And everyone, from advertisers to Bollywood, is playing a part.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
2019 general elections, Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi

Will Priyanka Gandhi succeed in chasing away ‘panic-stricken’ rats?

There is a lot of talk about Priyanka's possible political impact. But the fact remains, Priyanka's face-off with Narendra Modi in the 2014 elections failed to stop the Modi wave.

MONEY

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IMF, GST, Economic Growth, Indian Economy

India to be the world’s 5th largest economy: Why this vital story should not be underplayed

The failure to acknowledge India’s growth story for the fear of who will walk away with the credit is a grave injustice to the 1.33 crore-plus people of this country. It also prepares the path for economic harm rather than further good health.

ART & CULTURE

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Thackeray biopic, Kangana Ranaut, Manikarnika: the queen of jhansi

How 'Manikarnika' and 'Thackeray' are just two sides of the same coin

Nationalism, check. Content-driven cinema tag, check. Republic Day-release, check.

VARIETY

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Rhino horn, Tiger poaching, Poaching, Wildlife Protection Act

Tiger tiger - not burning too bright

Another achievement — since 2008, we have poached nearly one-fifth of our tigers. When it comes to destroying endangered wildlife, India leads the way.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

How Priyanka Gandhi joining the party could change the Congress' fortunes in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

Long been relegated to the margins in UP, the Congress has been missing a strong face in the state. With Priyanka, the party hopes to finally fill that gap.

VARIETY

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Mumbai, Bombay, Maharashtra, Shiv Sena

Remembering Bal Thackeray: Who remade ‘Bombay’

Balasaheb Thackeray who remained a controversial, yet, much-revered figure throughout his life, shaped not only the political fortunes of the state of Maharashtra, but also New Delhi.

POLITICS

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Economy, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, World Economic Forum

Understanding the Davos dilemma

Has the WEF Summit turned into nothing more than an annual jamboree of global economic contradictions?

POLITICS

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Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Priyanka Gandhi

Acche din for Congress: Why Priyanka Gandhi is a ‘Brahmastra’ in UP and beyond

The formal entry of Priyanka into the Congress heralds better tidings for the party. Her arrival can change political dynamics in Uttar Pradesh, and impact other key formations too.