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Story Posted on 24-04-2019

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Mohammad-bin-salman, Sunni, Jamal khashoggi, Shiia muslims

Saudi Barbarian executions: Retribution for terrorism or reaction to dissent?

Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is transforming into a mockery of the justice system.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mohalla clinics, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi statehood demand, Aam Aadmi Party

AAP has delivered on mohalla clinics. But to deliver true world-class facilities, Delhi needs full statehood

The Arvind Kejriwal government has tried hard but the way the system is drawn up, conflicts with the centre hold up development work. It is important to ensure Delhi finally has full administrative rights.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Wildlife protection, Wildlife conservation, Bird watching, Human wildlife conflict

Spare a thought for wildlife this summer

See goodness emerge from the fallow spaces by just letting them be — here are a few things you can do to help wildlife this summer.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |  3-minute read
Peace, IPL, Afghanistan, Rula ghani

War, peace and IPL: What my meeting with Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, was made of

Rula Ghani says she does things differently, in her own way. A tête-à-tête later, we wouldn't disagree.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Balakot, Yogi Adityanath, Varanasi, Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi in Benaras: Why it is likely that for a change, the Prime Minister will include and name his regional allies in his Varanasi show

The BJP will need to overcome the sheer arithmetical superiority of the grand alliance in more seats in Uttar Pradesh. And it will have to assuage allies who feel the party is a one-man show.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Bhopal, Hemant Karkare, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Pragya singh thakur

Making Hate So Normal: The BJP fielding Pragya Thakur is an attempt to mainstream terror accused persons. Our silence is criminal

Why does the switching of a spokesperson from Congress to Shiv Sena get more attention than the implications of the BJP fielding Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal? The answer to this should disturb us all.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Passion & compassion  |  7-minute read
Mental Illness, Mental hai kya, Rajkummar Rao, Kangana Ranaut

Dear Ekta Kapoor, please change your movie title from 'Mental Hai Kya' to something that doesn't mock those suffering stigma and agony

The title of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao's upcoming release, ‘Mental Hai Kya,’ exposes our glaring insensitivity towards those suffering from mental illnesses.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Modi interview, Ani interview, Modi with akshay

When Modi Met Akshay: Why the ‘chat show’ is such a positive PR exercise for PM Modi

It's not every day a famous film star interviews the Prime Minister of India. Akshay Kumar's interview of PM Modi presents the PM not as a hardened political warrior but a man with a softer side.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Gurdaspur, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Hema Malini, Sunny Deol

'No If, No But, Only Jatt': But will the Jat plus glamour mix of stars Dharmendra and Hema Malini actually help Sunny Deol in politics?

Dharmendra and Hema Malini have each had starry but stormy political innings thus far. As Sunny Deol now enters the raajneetik fray, will he call upon their appeal or go it his way?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
AAP, BJP, Congress, Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh: 'Narendra Modi said he'd fight black money. But his govt's Rs 2000 note made it easy to carry black money!'

Boxer Vijender Singh has joined the Congress party and will fight Lok Sabha polls on May 12 from South Delhi. Singh spoke with Rohit E David on why the Congress, his views on AAP and BJP, and whether he'll continue boxing.