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Story Posted on 01-02-2019


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Koffee With Karan, Entertainment, Bollywood, Karan Johar

5 reasons why we love to hate Karan Johar

The director-producer-anchor allows himself to be hated. Because, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter to him. He is the industry. Practically.


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Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Union budget 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.


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Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Budget 2019, Defence budget 2019

Budget 2019: Despite the big talk, it's clear the Modi government doesn't really care much about defence

The BJP, like any right-wing government, gets significant leeway due to a 'tough on security' tag that goes with right-wing territory.


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Tax relief, Piyush Goyal, Interim budget, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: 10 big 'Josh' announcements which will change the political game

Key announcements made in the Modi govt's Interim Budget will impact a longer time-frame, and will strongly change the political landscape for the BJP, making a determined push to woo the middle class now.


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Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Can Bollywood ever stop using the damsel-in-distress trope?

Why does a man have to save a hapless Sonam Kapoor?


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Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Stop doles and grants, frame policies that can actually empower

Guaranteed income schemes, farm loan waivers, subsidies and all such band-aids will not cover the government's blemishes.


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Minorities, Senior Citizens, Piyush Goyal, Union budget 2019

Who lost out in Budget 2019? Minorities, senior citizens, farm labourers

The new tax exemption does not help senior citizens much.


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BJP, Rashtriya kamdhenu aayog, Piyush Goyal, Budget 2019

Cow makes an entry in Budget 2019: Target Hindu votes or rural economy?

The Budget earmarks Rs 750 crore for cow protection and welfare. This will stir Hindu hearts, no doubt, but it should also spark questions about modern 'cow protection'.


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Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Technology, AI

Why Budget 2019 is an exciting one for science and technology

Apart from bringing the biggest allocation for defence, Budget 2019 also brings the largest investments in science and technology.


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Narendra Modi, Farmers, Economics, Politics

Interpreting Budget 2019: Politics has overwhelmed the rationality of economics

Budget 2019 has proved to be a political statement, more than an survey of economic facts.