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Story Posted on 07-02-2019

HUMOUR

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Yogi Adityanath

Swami Ramakrishna: Yogi Adityanath introduces Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal to an icon they never knew they had

Who says only Donald Trump can do it? Clearly, our very own Yogiji can make a covefe of another level!

POLITICS

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  5-minute read
Patriarchy, Women, Menstruation, Sabarimala shrine

Sabarimala row: History has been made, messily perhaps, but made nonetheless

From strikes, agitations, dharnas and dramatic entries, the good news is, all the controversy around entering Sabarimala has not taken away any of Ayyappan's popularity.

ART & CULTURE

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Me too movement, Devdas, Mahie gill, Kalki Koechlin

#10YearChallenge: How Anurag Kashyap is the real 'DevD'

Un-woke, unaware, self-involved, narcissistic, nihilistic — no, no, not Devdas. We're talking about Anurag Kashyap.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Tejashwi Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, Bihar

Back in Bihar after decades, the Congress has no cakewalk to welcome it

As the grand alliance is expected to aggressively entice backward communities, the Congress needs to wean away forward caste voters from the BJP.

POLITICS

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Aditya thackeray, Prashant Kishor, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, Shiv Sena

Enter, Prashant Kishor: The recent meeting between the JD(U) pollster and the Shiv Sena has raised many questions

Why was poll strategist and JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor recently meeting with Shiv Sena's top leadership? Was this about new plans for the upcoming polls — or for national roles after the polls?

POLITICS

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Bureaucracy, Agrarian crisis, Unemployment, Madhya Pradesh

After 15 years of BJP, why Kamal Nath has no cakewalk facing him in MP

The BJP's regime saw Madhya Pradesh’s agrarian landscape deteriorate, leaving behind a weakened state.

VARIETY

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Veil, Khatija, Ar rahman daughter, AR Rahman

AR Rehman’s daughter wearing the veil is her choice. But it's still a hugely regressive one

When young women, and their fathers, say the veil is their free will, they are cloaking the fact that this is a totally sexist practice which they're choosing to endorse.

VARIETY

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Consent, Rape Laws, Shashi Tharoor, Marital Rape

Do you think marital rape isn't a crime? Here are five reasons why you are wrong

Only 36 countries in the world have still not criminalised marital rape. India really needs to get out of this list which houses, among others, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

HUMOUR

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Rafale, Debate, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi ‘dares’ PM Modi to a debate: 5 reasons Modi should accept the challenge

The PM likes advising students before their exams. Surely, at present, there is no greater 'exam warrior' in India than Rahul Gandhi? Hai na, Modi ji?

VARIETY

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CBI, Amit Shah, Hindutva, Mamata Banerjee

The BJP is trying the Hindutva card fervently in Bengal. It has stoked tension but not yet outright hate

Over the last two years, the RSS and BJP have made many attempts to demonise Mamata Banerjee as 'pro-Muslim' and themselves as 'emancipators' of upper-caste Bengalis. The result? So far, no good.