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Story Posted on 18-06-2019


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Economic Growth, Economic slowdown india, UPA 2, Arvind subramanian

Dear Arvind Subramanian, India’s economic growth rate has not been overestimated. Here is why I am countering you

Revisions in GDP numbers happened regularly, even during Congress-led dispensations. Singling out the Modi govt for a routine revision in line with global best practices is sheer hypocrisy.


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Rafale, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rahul Gandhi, Praveen chakravarty

Head on a party platter? Is Praveen Chakravarty being made a scapegoat to absolve Rahul Gandhi?

Chakravarty was responsible for party data and would have had a say in strategy. But did he also decide on what or how to communicate? And can data really replace real party workers?


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Social Media, Narendra Modi, WhatsApp forwards, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Mobile Politics: Why I think Lok Sabha 2019 was not a post-Mandal but a post-Jio election

India's information revolution, with affordable communication, made political messaging that much more personal and vastly widespread. Only the BJP understood and seized the moment.


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Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Congress, Rahul Gandhi

Happy Birthday, Rahul Gandhi!

As the Congress president turns 49, here's wishing him a long, health and happy life.


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Burkina faso, Africa, Health concerns, Malaria eradication

Mosquito Not? Have scientists created a venomous GM fungus that can kill 99% malaria mosquitoes, but without harming us?

Scientists develop a genetically-modified fungus that wipes out malaria vector mosquitoes with 99% efficiency. But what could be its other effects?


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Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep yadav, India vs pakistan score, World cup match today

5 reasons why India had a comprehensive victory against Pakistan this Sunday

Virat's India gets a virat victory again. But who are the real heroes of the game?


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Sadhavi pragya oath controversy, Sadhavi pragya oathtaking, Rahul gandhi faux pas, Sadhvi pragya oath controversy

Swearing In The House: From Sunny Deol to Sadhvi Pragya, the MPs who made news right at their oath

One messed up the words. Another added some. And a third forgot part of the ceremony. Why are they in such a hurry to prove what great law-makers they are?


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College exams stress, College admissions 2019, Student troubles, College admissions

Cracking the admission code: Students are going for medicine and engineering under peer and parental pressure and it’s alarming to say the least

The time after a student finishes high school is supposed to be filled with excitement and joy. Instead, the students are stressed out and worried about college admissions.


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Shoaib Malik, India-pakistan match, Veena Malik, Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza vs Veena Malik: This is exactly what two women should never do to each other

The world is only waiting to see a woman attack another woman. The sexist thrills are even greater when two empowered, successful women do exactly that.


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West Bengal, Muslims, Mamata Banerjee, Aparna Sen

Beyond 36 Chowringee Lane: How once-diverse Calcutta shrunk to Kolkata where secularism now means putting on a veil

The Calcutta I grew up in was truly diverse, home to Parsis, Jews, Armenians, Anglo-Indians and many other communities. Somehow, 'minority' came to be thought of as only one community. Why?