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Story Posted on 14-08-2019

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pakistan, Musilms, Article 370, Kashmiri Pandit

Where did Kashmiriyat go when there was a genocide against Kashmiri Pandits?

We want to return home with full safety now. It's high time Kashmir's real problem is tackled.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Delhi Government, Fatehpuri masjid, Red fort, Chandni chowk

Redeveloping Chandni Chowk: Is it necessary to axe our rich past to pave way for development?

The present plan proposed to redevelop the oldest part of Delhi is aimed at ruining the aesthetic heritage of the ancient locality.

ART & CULTURE

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John Abraham, Movie ratings, Movie Review, Batla house

Batla House Movie Review: With ‘Batla House’, John Abraham packs a powerful patriotic punch!

‘Batla House’ evokes memories of a time when saying ‘terror’ was a huge ‘error’. It merits 3.5 stars

POLITICS

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Caste system, Vedic culture, Aryan invasion theory, Harappan civilisation

Why I am a Harappan Indian, not a Vedic patriot: Here’s what's so wrong with the Vedic brand of patriotism

Patriotism cannot be found in humiliating our own people’s diverse productivity, and promoting a culture of consumption by some, toiling by others, who get only abuse in return.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Independence day celebrations, India independence day, 15th august 2019, 73rd independence day

73rd Independence Day: Apna Time Aa Gaya, India is on its way to become a global superpower!

There is an inevitability about India’s global rise. Her moment has finally arrived and we are here to witness it in all its glory.

POLITICS

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Mahatma Gandhi, Independence Day speech, Independence Day, August 15

Astrologers, poets and politicians: How key figures saw India's Subh‐e-Azadi dawning on August 15

Some astrologers considered August 15 inauspicious, but for Mountbatten, it was final. His hurrying Partition scarred the subcontinent. Gandhi tried healing but freedom came with a wound.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
Gautam buddha legacy, Gautam buddha, Ashoka legacy, Emperor ashoka

India's Great Dharma Chakra: What Bodh Gaya's Buddhist relics and Ashokan edicts taught me about us today

The Buddha advocated the middle path. Sufi saints advocated love. Ashoka advocated compassion. Today, this is no longer history for India. These are lessons we need to live.

ART & CULTURE

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Raksha bandhan sexist, Raksha bandhan patriarchal, Raksha bandhan 2019, Raksha Bandhan

Because Rakhi is not regressive! An open letter to those who think Raksha Bandhan is patriarchal and sexist!

Dear Liberals, this Raksha Bandhan, please spare us the horror of why you think the festival is regressive. It's not. It's only about caring and love.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Desert Dunes  |  2-minute read
Ram mandir babri masjid case, Ayodhya ram mandir, Lord rama ayodhya, Lord rama ramayana

Tracing the legacy of Lord Ram: This clan of Jaipur royals claims that they are descendants of Kush, the son of Ram

Jaipur royals have been known to take care of properties in Ayodhya since time immemorial.

POLITICS

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Lal Qila, PM Narendra Modi, Red fort, Independence Day speech

Why is it always Delhi? PM Modi should end Lal Qila’s monopoly as the Independence Day speech site

Delhi's Lal Qila doesn't evoke good memories, nor does it possess civilisational significance for Indians, compared to Kashi or Hampi. Why should our I-Day speech not be delivered from here?