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Story Posted on 18-03-2019


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Food, Sweets, Gujiya, Holi 2019

Why you must eat the gujiya this Holi!

According to popular beliefs, the gujiya belongs to the Bundelkhand region of our country. But it's certainly travelled far beyond that!


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Narendra Modi, Mainbhichowkidar, Chowkidar chor hai, Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha 2019: Will 'Chowkidar chor hai' vs #MainBhiChowkidar battles decide who will win the war?

The BJP seems to be defensive about Rahul Gandhi's charges, and floundering at its social media management. The Congress is doing better online, but what about its grassroots presence?


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Mainbhichowkidar, Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha 2019: Why the BJP's 'Mein Bhi Chowkidar' campaign could convert a Modi undercurrent into a wave

The 2014 Opposition taunt of 'Chaiwala' turned into a political strength for Narendra Modi. The 'Chowkidaar' slogan could be a similar turning point.


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Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress, Special category status, Jaganmohan Reddy

Lok Sabha Polls: Why we think Jaganmohan Reddy will be a game changer in May 2019

Just like his father before him, Jagan Mohan Reddy is meticulously building up a huge support base. And unlike Rahul Gandhi, he is not treating political success as an inevitable legacy.


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Education reforms, Education system, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections

2019 Lok Sabha Polls: Why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi must promise English-medium school education in the Congress manifesto

Both the BJP and Congress differ very little on the kind of education they envision for India's young. Here's where the two Gandhis could make a real difference.


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Khosla ka ghonsla, Dekh bhai dekh, Bollywood, Nostalgia

Navin Nischol: A star who brightened our cinema in the 1970s

Nischol made a mark for himself through his near-flawless performances, that adorable smile and those flirtatious eyes — something few Hindi film heroes of the time can boast of.


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RSS, Goa assembly, Goa chief minister, Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar: The original 'aam aadmi' neta

India's first IIT-educated CM and a BJP leader who ensured communal amity, Manohar Parrikar was also definitively shaped by his beloved Goa.


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The lunchbox, Ritesh batra, Sanya malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Photograph' Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer is out of focus and blurry

There is so much more that could be sharper in focus here. This 'Photograph' simply remains one amongst many such.


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JNU, BJP, Lok Sabha elections, 2019 general elections

Lok Sabha 2019: How academics are the new political warriors

Students aside, prominent intellectuals and academics have also taken public stands for or against a particular party. This will generate discussion about key ideas. But it will also amplify the noise.


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Gauri Lankesh, Sanatan Sanstha, Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar

Murders Most Foul: Years later, why are investigations of the deadly killings of rationalists and activists still pending?

There is reportedly evidence linking groups like Sanatan Sanstha and HJS to the killings of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Yet, while the organisations continue to operate, there are no answers to crucial questions.