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Story Posted on 15-04-2019

POLITICS

 |  16-minute read
Khushwant Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Maruti, Emergency

India's Most Famous Saas-Bahu Saga: Why Indira Gandhi's household produced eternal bitterness between her daughters-in-law

As Maneka and Sonia Gandhi hit the headlines for their political moves, a look back at when the two women were just daughters-in-law to PM Indira Gandhi, in whose home a relationship of bickering and an eventual break in embittered ties began.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Sam Pitroda, Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Sam Pitroda: 'What proof does India have of Balakot air-strike? I have the right to ask. What the PM says about me is shameful and cheap'

Congress leader and famed technocrat Sam Pitroda spoke with Rohit E David about why he still questions the Balakot air-strike, why PM Modi shares certain similarities to President Trump and his prediction for Elections 2019.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Braille, EVM, Election, Ballot box

Democracy, in the dark: Blind voters are left at the mercy of attendants; say not all EVMs are Braille-enabled

With elections on, blind and visually impaired voters say not all have received Braille-enabled voter ID cards, nor are most EVMs Braille-friendly. Sometimes, they don't even know who their helper presses their vote for.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Animal welfare, Animal Cruelty, Pakistan, Pigeon racing

Pakistan's Barbaric Cruelty: Several captive pigeons burnt alive, simply for losing a race in Faisalabad

Pakistanis use pigeons for racing and breeding. You would think the pigeons, being a ticket to get rich quick, would at least be treated well. This is not so. In Pakistan's Punjab, a cage-full was recently burnt alive.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Buddha in a Traffic Jam, Golmaal, Vivek Agnihotri

Who Killed Shastri, all over again? Critics refusing to review Vivek Agnihotri’s 'The Tashkent Files' must disclose their real reasons

Critics refusing to review a film, calling it 'propaganda' and boycotting it, evokes a bunch of people refusing to do their job. Or to do it with complete honesty.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Army, Sedition Law, Major leetul gogoi, Jallianwala Bagh

No, Home Minister: Why Rajnath Singh's promise of BJP strengthening sedition law instantly reminds me of Jallianwala Bagh

Rajnath Singh says the BJP would strengthen sedition law against 'anti-nationals'. The Congress has promised to end the same law. These are two completely different ideas of India and our freedom.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Pilibhit, Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

5 faults in Maneka Gandhi’s ABCD grading system

Like Indian parents, Maneka, too, couldn't keep this a secret. Everyone in India has to know the actual marks her 'grades' stand for. And to diss it.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Rampur, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Jaya Prada, Azam Khan

Azam Khan is assaulting Jaya Prada through his speeches. EC should ban him from contesting in Rampur

Over the past many years, Khan has lost no opportunity to attack Jaya Prada by hitting her with gender-specific insults. This is far from the level playing field every candidate must have.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Partition, Priyanka Chopra, Bharat, Salman Khan

Salman Khan in 'Bharat': Why Salman will soon present something we’ve never seen before

...As an ordinary man who has nothing to do with 'Race 3' or 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Sar geelani, Jammu and Kashmir, Sexual violence, Kashmir crisis

Kashmir's Silence Over Rape: Why is Kashmir so quiet over the horrific Bandipora incest-rape-suicide case?

Although gruesome incidents of sexual assault shake the Valley, they are downplayed in Kashmir's political and media circles. The only narrative that seems to matter is the “Kashmir cause”. Even incest and rape get buried under that.