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Story Posted on 24-01-2019

ART & CULTURE

 |  Food Fables  |  8-minute read
Food, Biryani, Rampur, Rampuri pulao shahjahani

The quest for Rampuri Pulao: Starring 100-year-old manuscripts, crusty librarians and helpful old khansamas

What do you do when the recipe facing you is using ancient measurements and trusting you to know much more about cooking than you actually do?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia: Who has the more difficult task in Uttar Pradesh?

Beyond the fawning and fanfare, both Priyanka and Scindia have their tasks cut out, keeping in mind the Congress' past performance, UP's social equations and their alliance prospects.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Wildlife Protection Act, Wildlife crime, Poaching, Wildlife conservation

Today, it's crimes against wildlife. Tomorrow, it will be crimes against you

Despite the high rate of accusations and arrests, the rate of actual conviction in wildlife crimes is abysmal — and alarming. It is emboldening poachers who are concerned only with their own profit, and not with our collective loss.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Violence in kashmir, Mental Health, Stress, Kashmir crisis

How violence in Kashmir has cast a long shadow on mental health

An unending cycle of killings coupled with natural disasters has left an entire generation battling serious mental health issues. It is time to address and correct this situation.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Deepak Kochhar, Venugopal Dhoot, ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar

CBI case against Chanda Kochhar is proof moral corruption too isn’t the sole preserve of men

Men get punished for graft, if caught. If found guilty, Kochhar should be punished as well. But there shouldn't be the usual sanctimonious moans of her 'letting down women'.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Terrorism, Republic Day, Kumbh mela, Maharashtra ats

Maharashtra ATS unearths ‘plot to poison food, water at Kumbh’: A look at some of the deadliest terror attacks on India

Terrorists have targeted defenceless Indians going about their lives — exposing their deadliness, and cowardice.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Human intervention in wildlife, Changing wildlife behaviour, Human wildlife conflict, Wildlife

Trash on the menu: From scouring forests to a diet of 'fast foods', we are ruining the eating habits of wild animals and birds

How our garbage is now their diet — wild animals are seen becoming increasingly dependent on human rubbish for food. But this is hardly delicious fare for the birds and animals that are ingesting both plastic and artificial sugars and fats.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
2019 general elections, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

How Priyanka Gandhi is a challenger not just to the BJP, but Rahul Gandhi too

So far, there was one Gandhi scion — now, there are two.

ART & CULTURE

 |  -minute read
Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena, Nawazzuddin Siddiqui, Thackeray biopic

'Thackeray' Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray is a near-perfect rendition of a feared icon

Crisp, sleek and edgy — Nawazuddin's 'Thackeray' keeps you gripped till the end. We give it 3.5/5.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Congress, 2019 general elections, Syed shuja, Evm hack

How Syed Shuja’s wild claims may have undermined the EVM-VVPAT debate forever

I attended the London press conference by the ‘EVM hacker’, seeking proper evidence. Here’s what I got instead.