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Story Posted on 06-02-2019


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Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections, Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia

Priyanka Gandhi's plans and pitfalls: There are many moves towards power, and possible falls on the way, for the Gandhi scion

Even as Robert Vadra faces the ED's heat, Priyanka walks a tightrope of familial loyalty and political wisdom. The latter also involves the dilemma of Jyotiraditya Scindia, Madhya Pradesh Congress face, placed in Uttar Pradesh.


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Corruption, Ed, Robert Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi

What do Priyanka Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto and Hillary Clinton have in common?

She has power. He gets the pelf. Allegedly.


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Feminism, Veere di wedding, Lipstick under my burkha, Four more shots please

Does being fun make a show less feminist? What 'Four more Shots Please' and 'Veere Di Wedding' taught me

The two flicks are about upper-caste, upper-class, urban, privileged women, distant from the reality of a large part of India. But they do hold important feminist lessons.


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Dd, Malgudi days, Nostalgia, Doordarshan

When Doordarshan Dazzled: There was a time when it was the only TV channel in India, and it had sterling shows

The golden era of Indian television, the 1980s, which saw some of the finest shows, was marked by a mix of passion and intellect, coming to the fore on DD's screen.


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Bengali culture, Sourav Ganguly, Shah Rukh Khan, Mamata banerjee dharna

Why it's great being a 'Bong' in India

You want to judge us? Wait, let us grab the aalu'r chop-muri and cha while you talk.


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CBI, Extradition, London, Vijay Mallya

Such Good Times: How Vijay Mallya left India, and can he ever be brought back?

Mallya’s desperation to stay in the UK is matched by the Indian government’s zeal to get him back. Who will win?


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Exynos 7904, M10, Smartphone, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy M20 review: Massive battery and solid performance for the masses

We recently tested the device to see what it brings to the table. We give it 8/10.


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Cow Slaughter, Hindu Mahasabha, Pooja shakun pandey, Mahatma Gandhi

Jumping a toy gun: Pooja Pandey booked for hurting 'religious sentiments' after 'shooting' at Mahatma Gandhi's effigy

We are treating a display of utterly craven crassness with far greater gravity than it merits. In the process, we are wasting our courts' time, tax payers' money and our own right to freedom of speech.


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Drought, Glacier, Climate change, Hindu kush

Deluge To Drought: Ice melt in the Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountains will leave India dry in 80 years

Even as US President Donald Trump denies climate change, one-third of the Hindu Kush range ice will melt with rising temperatures — leaving millions in South Asia severely water-threatened.


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Lok Sabha 2019, Aap mlas, Press, Arvind Kejriwal

Toll exemption for journalists: How Arvind Kejriwal and AAP's 'gift' lacks standard!

We're not toll-erating this AAP-easement!