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Narendra Modi, BJP, Soft-hindutva, Rahul Gandhi

NSA for cow smuggling, temple runs, janeu flashes: Is the Congress going the hard Hindutva way now?

Kamal Nath's govt in Madhya Pradesh has slapped the NSA on three men for alleged cattle-related offences. The Congress talks secularism but increasingly walks a Hindutva path.


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BJP, Dubai, Christian Michel, Sheikha latifa

Sheikha Latifa's story: A princess, an escape, India’s ‘role’ and what this tale tells us about Dubai

If a princess wanting her human rights is this helpless, what can we imagine about ordinary women in Dubai?


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Narendra Modi, Democracy, Freedom of Speech, National gallery of modern art

Amol Palekar is only a symptom. The malaise of fascist thought-control is now deep within us

Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.


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Stanley kubrick, Donald Trump, Dr strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying

'Dr. Strangelove' in Donald Trump's USA: How the reel warmongers have come alive

As Stanley Kubrick's black comedy turns 55, we turn our gaze towards its unbelievable likeness to the current USA.


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Love, Priya Prakash Varrier, Oru Adaar Love, Valentine's Day

Is it Love or Priya Prakash Varrier: What gets under our skin more?

First song in February 2018. Movie release in February 2019. Give 'Oru Addar Love' the award for best build-up already!


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Mamata Banerjee, Mamata banerjee dharna, Congress, BJP

Mahatma Gandhi 3-ways: Just which political party did Mahatma Gandhi belong to anyway?

Every party, from the BJP to the Congress to the TMC, is fighting to capture a piece of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy. Which Mahatma are they after, and how would the real Mahatma have felt?


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Mayawati, 2019 general elections, Priyanka gandhi vadra, Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Arrives: It's time the SP-BSP alliance rethinks its reluctance to accommodate the Congress

Priyanka overtook Mayawati on Twitter on Day 1 itself. But going by the scale of her Lucknow roadshow, Priyanka will give Mayawati much more than a virtual challenge.


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Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Crime Against Women, Kashmir

Five years on, no relief for Kashmir acid attack victim’s agony

Dumped by political dynasts, she struggles unheard. Her humble family is going broke paying medical costs. They now have little but their prayers to fall back on. Will Raj Bhavan help?


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Detention camps, Uyghur muslims, China, Abdurehim heyit

Renowned Uyghur musician ‘dies’ in Chinese detention camp: Why the world is deaf to horror tales from these ‘schools’

According to China, its 'teaching centres' are to ‘guide Uyghur Muslims away from religious extremism’. According to the few inmates who have lived to tell the tale, they are sheer torture camps.


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Democrat, Donald Trump, Us presidential elections 2020, Tulsi gabbard

How Tulsi Gabbard is prepping for the US presidential election in 2020

The first Hindu to run for the top job in the US is totally at ease with handshakes and namastes and floats around crowds, equally comfortable with hi, hello and Aloha!