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Story Posted on 19-02-2019


 |  Breaking Views  |  7.48 minutes watch-minute read
Pulwama terrorist attack, Surgical Stirke, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi

Mission 272 With Rajdeep Sardesai: Will a surgical strike 2.0 in the aftermath of the Pulwama attacks benefit PM Modi?

Here's a look at how wars and surgical strikes have affected elections in India


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Shastras, Vedas, Non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi

Terror calls for a hard martial response. And that should entail no guilt

A misguided interpretation of Hinduism has idolised non-violent retaliation or ahimsa. There is a far greater tradition of martial valour to protect the nation and fight for the just cause.


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Bail-out package, Economy, IMF, Imran Khan

Imran came, Imran saw, Imran begged: IMF, $20 billion 'advance', and an economic disaster

Imran Khan needs to understand the good sense behind the reforms the IMF wants Pakistan to undertake before a bail-out. But it looks like Imran's govt will rely on friends with benefits.


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Michelangelo david, Dick pic, Social Media, Barkha Dutt

New 'DP' alert: Why are men obsessed with the 'amateur boudoir photography' of their 'dark knight rising'?

And flooded with such pictures, what are we supposed to do with it?


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Diplomacy, China, Mohammad-bin-salman, Iran

Asia beyond Pakistan: Understanding Saudi crimes and Iranian mysteries

Beyond our immediate neighbours, the Asian continent is home to many countries, each with their own international conflicts and issues. Saudi Arabia and Iran are two such nations, both crucial for India as well.


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Astronomy, Super blood wolf moon, Super snow moon, Moon sighting

Super snow moon: Tonight, the lunar orb will present a rare visual treat for earth dwellers

If you miss the super snow moon tonight, you will have to wait for seven more years before the universe bestows another chance.


 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  7-minute read
KP Oli, Diplomacy, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why Nepalis want 'ab ki baar Modi sarkaar'

With Modi, Nepal's leadership has struck an underlying rapport, built on healthy mutual respect that should work to the advantage of both countries, if it continues uninterrupted.


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Pulwama terrorist attack, Imf bailout, China-Pak Relations, China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Post-Pulwama: India wants Pakistan to lose its IMF bailout. But that may result in Islamabad inching closer to Beijing

Losing the IMF bailout battle might just be the opportunity a beleaguered Pakistan needs to get closer to Chinese and Saudi support.


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Fake news, Social Media, Google, Twitter

Pulwama attack aftermath: Why it's a moment of reckoning for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Google

Much has been theorised about how big tech and social media have disrupted societies across the world. The aftermath of Pulwama is this theory demonstrated in practice.


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Pulwama, Sania Mirza, Shah Rukh Khan, Patriotism

Stop circulating Shah Rukh Khan fake news and other spurious junk. Yes, we mean you!

After Pulwama, an old fake news item about Shah Rukh Khan donating money to Pakistanis has gone viral. But who makes such lies circulate? It's us.