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Story Posted on 29-01-2019


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Lok Sabha 2019, AIUDF, Muslims, Secularism

Why BJP could win Assam in 2019's Lok Sabha polls

The BJP's victory could depend on the Congress party’s ability to polarise the Muslim vote by invoking its favourite weapon, 'secularism’.


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UNESCO, Spiritual diplomacy, Soft Power, Prayagraj

How the Kumbh Mela is enhancing India’s 'spiritual diplomacy' and global 'soft power'

To envision that the Kumbh can be branded as an enabling tool for India’s diplomacy must be acknowledged as an out-of-the-box idea. The current political will, and cultural warmth, greeting foreign visitors at the Kumbh is highly significant.


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UP, Narendra Modi, BJP, Congress

Why Priyanka Gandhi needs to pull off a Mayawati to win UP

Much like Mayawati, Priyanka has to prove her mettle in realpolitik. The only way for that is for her to forge a real connection with the voters on ground-level and stop being a Delhi-based star campaigner.


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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi, Ram mandir, Ayodhya dispute

How the Modi govt's move for Ayodhya land is a stepping stone towards its 2019 dream

With the BJP facing strong challenges, Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement, that the Ayodhya case must be heard without delay, sounds more like a plea for help than a mere observation.


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Hindu, Secularism, Ayodhya dispute, Sanskrit hymns

Why singing Sanskrit prayers in schools should be for parents and teachers to decide, and not disturb the Supreme Court

While such issues are important, they could also have been solved at an individual level instead of approaching the country's top court which has to rule on matters of national importance.


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Terrorism, Hamid karzai, Democracy, Afghanistan elections

The good, the bad and the ugly in Afghanistan's Parliament polls

While several women participated despite the huge difficulties, the actual machinery and the officials severely let hopeful Afghans down.


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Bollywood, Wedding, Nick jonas, Priyanka Chopra

How Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas are (again) redefining the wedding reception!

Here’s a lesson for all newlyweds. The 'honeymoon period' is just a state of mind. And the concept of one big fat reception is totally outdated!


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Rajesh Khanna, Anand, Bollywood, Ramesh deo

The hero's good friend: Ramesh Deo, a man of presence and perseverance in Hindi cinema

Ramesh Deo may not have tasted success as the quintessential Bollywood hero, but his contribution to cinema can hardly be ignored. Here's remembering him on his 90th birthday.


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Processors, Soc, Smartphone, Samsung galaxy m20

Samsung Galaxy M20: Can the Exynos 7904 be the game changer?

Despite not being the most powerful chipset in the segment, the Exynos 7904 SoC is definitely a step in the right direction.


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Light pollution, Pollution

Let there be light - not

Yawning at work? Blame the streetlight next to your window that will eventually lead you down the road of physiological and psychiatric ailments.