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Story Posted on 25-07-2019

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor

Win-win: Three reasons why Shashi Tharoor should join the BJP now

The Thiruvananthapuram MP doesn’t seem to have much of a chance of growth within the Congress now. The prospects for him in the BJP are way better. Why wait?

HUMOUR

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Office, Psychological health, Burnout, Work-Life Balance

Ear this: Your secret workplace survival trick is now public knowledge!

Ulrika Leons, a health care psychologist, says that plugging in your earphones can ward off unwanted distraction. But we already knew that!

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Punishment, Crime, Terror, Samleti blast case

In custody, wrongly: Despite decades lost in wrongful jailing, no Mufti or Abdullah spoke of Kashmiris trapped in terror cases

Justice delayed is justice denied. These five men, innocent of the charges they faced, understood this, sitting behind bars as their world changed immeasurably in 23 long years.

POLITICS

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LoC, Pakistan Army, Indian Army, 20 years kargil

Kargil: How the best tribute to our Indian heroes came from an awestruck Pakistani

July 26 marks 20 years of the Kargil war which went on for 85 days and saw 537 Indian soldiers die. But only after they repulsed every Pakistani intruder, yard by yard, relentlessly.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress 2019 elections, Priyanka gandhi vadra, Rahul gandhi controversy, Congress dynasty politics

How to make a new Congress: A blueprint for a grand new opposition party

The old party needs a Plan B that involves dissolving what remains of the national party until a new leader is elected/selected/chosen.

POLITICS

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Maharashtra bandh, Devendra Fadnavis, Farmers' protest, Shiv Sena

Uddhav Thackeray fights for farmers’ payments, issues ultimatum to insurance companies but misses the point

As the chorus against inadequate insurance compensation grows in almost all states, Thackeray has found an opportunity to boost the morale of his party just in time for the Assembly elections.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Jai shri ram, Mob lynching, Hate crimes

Same hate, different measures: Weaponising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is wrong. In North India and in West Bengal

Preeminent personalities have objected to hate crimes using 'Jai Shri Ram'. But where were they when non-Muslims were lynched or the same words punished in Bengal?

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
S Jaishankar, Kashmir intervention, Imran khan naya pakistan, Donald trump narendra modi

Pay no heed to Donald Trump’s gaffe over Kashmir issue

Trump’s comments should be ignored with the contempt they deserve and New Delhi should move on to more important matters.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Lynching, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Intolerance 2.0

The Intolerance Joke: Intellectuals protesting lynchings under PM Modi are being amazingly selective

For every incident where a Tabrez was made to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', there was another where a Shekhar was attacked for being Hindu. Why are those cases not being raised?

POLITICS

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Lynching, Aparna Sen, Intolerance 2.0, Jai shri ram

'Jai Shri Ram' is not a violent war cry. Don't turn it into one now

We can't silence people objecting to Muslims being lynched by regurgitating whataboutery such as, 'What about when Hindus were killed?'