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Story Posted on 09-05-2019


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rahul Gandhi, Rafale, Rafale scam

When Rafale didn't fly: Over-attention to one issue has proven to be a bad political investment for Congress

This article has been co-authored by Ramanand, who works with the Center of Policy Research and Governance and Sumit Gupta, student of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.


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Islamic circle of north america, Kashmir conflict, Hizbul-mujahideen, Jamaat-e-Islami

Next in their sights: Why India should be extremely wary of American Islamism

Anti-Indian and pro-Kashmiri separatist activism in the US has previously been linked to Pakistani intelligence agencies. But analysts may now be overlooking the role of American Islamist movements.


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Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Surgical strikes, Indian Army

Whose surgical strike anyway: The armed forces are caught in a messy tug-of-war between the BJP and the Congress

The politicisation of the armed forces and attacks on Pakistan continues unabated in the final leg of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.


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Azam Khan, Jaya Prada, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Lok Sabha 2019 polls

Do Women Count? For all their purported devotion to women, which political party actually empowered Indian women?

More Indian women have voted than Indian men. But the number of Indian women empowered to stand as political candidates is miserable. Do our women-friendly political parties even care?


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Sani nari sauna, Dj kantik, Taki taki, Tiktok

Listen up. TikTok does have a plus side!

From Taki Taki to Kul and more, the 22-day-long ban on TikTok made us realise the musical effect of the Chinese music video app on our playlists


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Moon moon sen, Jaya Prada, Sunny Deol, Lok Sabha elections 2019

When ignorance is bliss: Things that our political leaders 'don't know'

Political leaders are meant to know about hot-button topics at least. But some of them seem to have the snooze button instead!


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Delhi elections, Atishi, Manish Sisodia, AAP

Manish Sisodia: Congress is tired, no one trusts it. Its thinking, like Sheila Dikshit on Nirbhaya, made Delhi turn away

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia went on a padh yatra in Khichripur. Supporters say his roadshows are fun because he actually bothers to interact with people on the route.


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Sussex, Archie harrison mountbatten-windsor, Riverdale, Archie andrews

A new royal baby: Here comes Archie. The other one

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may just have signed up their first born for a lifetime of teasing with the name 'Archie'!


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, NRC, National register of citizens, Nellie massacre

Shadows of NRC: 35 years after 1983's Nellie massacre, why the issue of ‘foreigners’ in Assam is boiling

BJP president Amit Shah says NRC should be implemented nationwide. It has meanwhile hit problems even in Assam, which has faced the 'locals versus foreigners' debate for decades now.


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Taliban, Social Media, Us troops, Afghanistan

Little Ahmad's Afghan Dance: Why this video of an Afghani kid is the strangest thing on Internet

The video lays bare the spirit of Afghanistan. There's no tomorrow. But there is a now. And it can be celebrated. Despite everything!