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Story Posted on 04-04-2019


 |  5-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Dynastic politics, Congress

What the Gandhis Gave: Those who accuse Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi of being dynasts know nothing of the Congress family's sacrifices

If Sonia Gandhi had wanted to be PM, nothing could have stopped her. The same goes for Rahul Gandhi much earlier. As I see it, they are not in politics for its sheer power, but for something else.


 |  2-minute read
Bollywood, Muslims in India, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh

Soorma. Taveez. Pathan suit: Why Muslim men in Hindi cinema need a totally new wardrobe

Every Muslim man, ever written into a Hindi movie, has inescapable markers of his religion. Karan Johar's 'Kalank' plays up this stereotype hugely too. Is this depiction drawn from laziness? Lack of awareness? Or something else?


 |  Below The Belt  |  5-minute read
Social divide, Divorce rates in india, Regressive social systems, Marriage

The great big Indian lie: Why do we make divorce such a big deal when most of our marriages suck?

In India, out of 1000 marriages, only 13 result in divorce. But given the abysmal state of the lying-cheating-beating Indian shaadi, this is simply sad news.


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2019 general elections, BJP, Congress manifesto, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: 'Muslims will vote for BJP in huge numbers this time. Muslims know under Narendra Modi, their empowerment is safe'

Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke with Rohit E David about the Congress' manifesto, the NYAY scheme, AFSPA and why he thinks Muslims are happy with the saffron party.


 |  3-minute read
Discovery, Biodiversity, Mysticellus franki, Frogs

The frog prince of Wayanad

An old frog (from 40 million years ago) and a prince (48-years-old) are gracing Wayanad with their presence this season.


 |  3-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Election Commission of India, BSP, Mayawati statues

Statue-tory warning: Election symbols are being covered up around you. Umm...but why?

As per the EC's latest data, there are 2,293 political parties in India. That means 2,293 everyday things chosen as symbols. That also means that everything up to your kitchen sink is probably a party symbol.


 |  4-minute read
Sporting culture, Children's safety, Sexual Abuse, Murder

When kids commit murder: Chilling details about a Class 7 boy’s torture and killing in Dehradun exposes how we are crushing our children's psychology

A 12-year-old boy was stripped, force-fed using toilet water and thrashed mercilessly till he died. His assailants are allegedly his 19-year-old school seniors. What are we doing to our children today that is turning them into killers?


 |  Passion & compassion  |  7-minute read
Hygiene, Endometriosis, Period taboo, Periods pain

Period Pain: Why every man must read this on menstruation

I should be able to say 'I am on my period' as easily as I can say 'I have a fever.' Workplaces need to empathise. And male bosses really must understand.


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Yogi Adityanath, 2019 general elections, Model Code of Conduct, Election Commission

2019 General Elections: Why the model code of conduct is meant to be violated

By the time the Election Commission finds answers to most cases of alleged poll code violations, crores of people would have cast their votes. Which could have been thus influenced.


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Rahul Gandhi, AFSPA, 2019 general elections, Congress manifesto

A bold new Congress: From alliances to AFSPA, how the grand old party is newly asserting itself

The Congress leadership seems boosted by a new confidence, reflecting in its manifesto and key political moves. Criticism from friends and foes isn't shaking the party so far.