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Story Posted on 02-07-2019

POLITICS

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Nt rama rao, Nara lokesh, Apcrda, Praja vedika

From Raja to Commoner Rank: Once AP CM, Chandrababu Naidu is today facing a huge reversal of fortune

Used to regal treatment, Naidu now undergoes frisking, downgrading of privileges, even the breaking of structures he built. His party alleges it's vendetta. Yet, it's all within the rules.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Islam, Dangal, Bollywood, Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim’s Bollywood exit: Botox for our collective brain

Why, secular or communal, we are all so entranced by a teenager’s filmi angst.

HUMOUR

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Tip tip barsa paani, Mumbaikar, Mumbai spirit, Mumbai Rains

Mumbai and Rains: The love-hate relationship

Movies may paint a romantic picture of the rains, but ask a Mumbai commuter and they will tell you the hell they have to go through during this time.

SPORTS

 |  Breaking Views  |  4.03 minutes watch-minute read
India vs england match, World cup 2019 india, India vs Bangladesh, MS Dhoni

The Mahi Way: Why MS Dhoni is the greatest of all times!

One bad score doesn't mean he is over. Dhoni sure has another outstanding innings left in him.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Modi Cabinet, Narendra Modi, Reservations, Central educational institutions bill 2019

Wiping the Board Clean: Central Educational Institutions Bill 2019 shows Modi govt's commitment to social inclusion in academia

The passing of the bill is a major decision which promises to put an end to decades of Left-wing perpetuated anarchy in the university system.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Tabrez ansari, Jharkhand lynching incident, Tabrez ansari jharkhand lynching, Jharkhand mob violence

Before mob violence becomes populist rhetoric: Individualize Tabrez’s story, do not just reduce him to a statistic

Tabrez is much more than a statistic of mob lynching. We need to individualize his story, go into each detail of the incident and hold the perpetrators responsible.

POLITICS

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Kashmir, Vajpayee doctrine, Insaniyat, jamhooriyat, kashmiriyat, Amit Shah

Amit Shah, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kashmir: How the Home Minister interprets the former Prime Minister's 'Kashmir Doctrine'

Both views of J&K quote 'Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat'. But there are also very significant differences between the two views.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Article 15 movie, Article 15 aayushman khurrana, Article 15 aayushman, Article 15 protests

Let's Talk About Caste: Why Ayushmann Khurrana's ‘Article 15’ is a film every politically-minded Indian must see

Kudos to Anubhav Sinha and the film's crew for pulling off a phenomenal job at dealing with duch a dark subject, in such a riveting way.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  7-minute read
Job crisis, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Modi, Budget 2019

Big challenges, bigger intent: Why Budget 2019 will be the Modi govt's most exciting test so far

Modi 2.0 can't blame the prior govt for any economic weaknesses. Neither can it afford to slow investments or reforms, for these could be the key to its continued political strength.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Passion & compassion  |  4-minute read
Mental health awareness, Mental health bollywood, Mental hai kya controversy, Mental hai kya title controversy

Dear Prasoon Joshi, a thank you note: For ‘Mental Hai Kya’ changing title to ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’

Thank you to the CBFC and its chief for hearing the pleas of mental health sufferers, who felt this film title would increase the mockery and stigma around mental health in a judgemental nation.