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VARIETY | 4-minute read

Swastika was Indian much before woke people woke up to the world and its politics

What explains this denouncement of swastika because Hitler used it, and an increased use of the shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, despite the ISIS using it?

VARIETY | 6-minute read

DailyOh! Will inquiry against Amazon spell trouble for Jeff Bezos? Shah Rukh has the answer

Friday is here, and soon Monday will follow too. Just kidding! There are still two days in between.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

DailyOh! Why Cuttack train accident takes us to a 1975 killing to how a demon made it to Canada’s dollars

That day in 1975, when a grenade was hurled at India’s railways minister, it was foggy.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Deepika Padukone's JNU visit could have cost Chhapaak at the box office

A reputation for fairness and reliability can come crashing down if one is not judicious in the causes one takes up.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

DailyOh! Why Church can't see beyond celibacy to 'absolute garbage' kiwi pizza

The world appeared to be a calmer place today. Not all peaceful-peaceful; just comparatively calmer.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

DailyOh! Sheena Bora skeleton has a cat connection, your hangover has a dog hair solution

Glad that the most difficult day of the week is drawing to an end? We feel you.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Chhapaak was the perfect Right Wing wet dream. Then Deepika went to JNU

Padukone committed the cardinal sin of stepping into an 'anti-national' university.

VARIETY | 7-minute read

DailyOh! How Diego’s sex drive saved the world to what Afzal Guru knew about Davinder Singh

A good day or bad, can you think of going by it without using Google?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why The Circle is the best reality show of our times

The American reality TV show on Netflix houses people together and allows them to participate in the show  —  and talk to each other  —  through the virtual assistant called Circle.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

New Year's mile high reminiscences

May 2020 be a blessing that you see in all that you see, and in all that you are not able to see.

VARIETY | 8-minute read

How Deepika Padukone gave Bollywood a hero to look up to

From experimenting with roles in the movies, to standing up for social causes in real life, Deepika has all it takes to be our shero.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Such A Fun Age tells us how a woke world stands in the way of a just society

For both Alix and Kelly, who claim to care for Emira, she is just her blackness, her racial self.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Future visions: 2020

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about what experts think of the country's prospects in the decade ahead, in the January 13 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 9-minute read

Australia bushfires have killed half a billion animals. When will PM Morrison wake up?

As the bushfires ravage Australia wiping out one-third of the koalas and half a billion animals, PM Scott Morrison denies linkage to climate change and refuses cuts to the coal industry.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Hum Dekhenge: How Dibakar Banerjee in Ghost Stories shows you India 2020

Can a horror story be political? Ask filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why the right to pee is a human right - and yet it is not

As seen in a recent case on Twitter, lack of an 'appropriate' place to pee can lead people to lose track of reason.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

2020: Why it's time for new storytelling

The way content was consumed recently has made it nearly impossible for the trade to guess what 'films' would mean to the viewer at the next turn.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What happened in JNU before TV crew reached

Masked men and women launched an attack inside JNU on Sunday night. This tension had, however, been brewing since January 1.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Busting myths on the Brahmaputra

Hydro-diplomacy should be based on scientific data and informed analysis, rather than amorphous jingoistic sentiments.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

The emergence of a resolute India

The distinct shift of the narrative from appeasement and vote bank to development and empowerment was evident when the results came in May 2019.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How Citizenship Amendment Act feeds into Hindutva logic

The people's protest is a movement to save India's soul. It is the Indian spring in winter.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Futility of retribution: The encounter killings in Hyderabad

Violence is abhorrent, but never ever is the answer to it more violence. Isn’t that what Gandhi taught us?

VARIETY | 19-minute read

The Good, the Bad and the Unknown to Orwell, A Man Of Our Time: Books to look forward to in January 2020

Good reads, Jan 2020: A collection of thrilling short stories on crime to a vivid word portrait of George Orwell — the man behind the writings, here is what to read as you usher in the new year.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Take a peek into Pakistan's elite society blowing itself up with In the Company of Strangers

Awais Khan scratches the shimmering surface of this society to bring his readers face to face with a world that is both at odds with itself and at crossroads with the Islamists.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Dilemma of deciding a life-long career at the school level

Students are compelled to make career choices in school that are likely to stay with them for a significant part of their lives. But do they have adequate information to make such choices at that level?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Unsung heroes: The champions of change

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about people who are ushering in a quiet revolution across the country, in the December 30 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Who will win Avengers versus The Irishman battle?

Get the popcorn ready, the fight has just started.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

CAA, NRC and the idea of India

Forcing an idea down people's throats can only lead to contagious rebellion, an irrational use of force by the state and, ultimately, chaos.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Jamia protests: Misled students pose a threat. But who exactly is misleading them?

Mobs do not go on a rampage on their own. They are provoked, instigated.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Why Donald Trump needs anger management more than Greta Thunberg

Donald Trump, the world’s biggest bully, needs to work on his anger management. And then go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Earth would cease to exist before women in India see economic parity. Yes, you read that right

The pay differences on the two sides of the glass cabins are huge. Most women are not able to make it in, unless of course, asked to come in to be assigned a job.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why it is the right time to reclaim Gilgit-Baltistan

The India-China border is 4,056 km and not 3,488 km, as China would like to believe.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Will Personal Data Protection Bill allay privacy concerns?

The nation needs to scrutinise and debate this law fully and should not push it through with no debate as has been the norm of late.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why When They See Us was the third most searched TV series on Google in 2019

Our biases towards coloured people reflect who we are.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Donald Trump's Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act reeks of hypocrisy

Trump administration passing a law for preventing animal cruelty while watering down the US Endangered Species Act is downright hypocrisy.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why Assam and Tripura are the biggest losers post Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Assam is calling CAB a violation of Assam Accord. Tripura says it lost jobs to Hindu Bengalis.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Marriage Story is no sob saga. It is truth served cold

No one's right. No one's wrong. It's just complicated.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

We all stand accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder

We are the moral police teaching women why and how they should avoid 'danger'.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

A ‘Dhasoo’ turn on casual Indian food

Located at Sangam Courtyard in Delhi, Dhasoo Cafe boasts of traditional flavours that’ll appeal to the millennial generation.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

No safe air for schoolchildren

The Gandhi-Nehru dialogue is one of the best resources we have to meditate on the horror that children are facing in the air of Delhi and other cities in the region.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Delhi court asks victim to prove rape. And you wonder why encounters are hailed?

A Delhi court put the onus of proof on the victim.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Actors need to break the mould. Shah Rukh Khan sure is showing the way

The actor is a victim of the rules set by the likes of him.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why right to clean air and water should be made a fundamental right

Water has entered the turf of a verbal war between political parties serving the purposes of egotistic claims, rather the serving the people's cause.

VARIETY | 13-minute read

How Narayan Apte completed Nathuram Godse's slogan before both were Hanged Till Death

An engaging excerpt from Prateek Jain’s book that explores India’s most notorious cases of capital punishment.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Uddhav Thackeray moves to save Aarey: Battle won, war remains

Maharashtra's Chief Minister's first major decision after assuming office is a bold move and welcomed by environmentalists. However, it is only the first step.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why every state in India must follow AAP government's education model

In the past five years, the only state which has made positive headlines in matters of public education is Delhi.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Beijing faced a 'tsunami' in favour of the pro-democracy movement and then its atrocities on Uyghur Muslims were exposed to the world.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Black Warrant: On the wrong side of Tihar's high walls

Sunil Gupta and Sunetra Choudhury's book is not for the faint-hearted.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Don't bend it like Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

Despite being convicted of rape, Bikram is still teaching yoga. And many women are attending.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What killed the thousands of migratory birds in Rajasthan?

Avian botulism is the surficial cause that killed tens of thousands of migratory birds. Collective apathy is the underlying reason.