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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Dussehra, Greater Noida, Bisrakh, Ravana

On Ram Navami, news from Bisrakh, birthplace of Ravana where he is worshipped, and Dussehra isn't observed

Bishrakh village is named after Ravana's father, Vishwashrawa. The village also has a Ravana temple. And a Ravana DJ, shops, even a health care centre.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Congress, BJP, Amritsar train tragedy, Dussehra

Amritsar train tragedy: Why BJP and Congress should stop the culture of 'celebrating' death

Nationalists must celebrate production, not destruction — whether that of an effigy or a masjid.

VARIETY

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Punjab, Dussehra, Navjot kaur sidhu, Amritsar train tragedy

The real Ravanas of Amritsar are its local authorities, which let the train catastrophe happen

Another public tragedy is turning into a political opportunity. Amritsar victims deserve better.

LIFE

 |  7-minute read
Dussehra, Diwali, Crackers, Pollution

Happy festivals of pollution: Why it's so difficult to burn the Ravana inside us

Let us please ask ourselves, who is to blame for what we breathe, what we drink and eat and where we tread!

VARIETY

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Dussehra, Hindu festival, Gujarat BJP, Navratri

Gujarat Navratri holiday: Why BJP government's decision is facing stiff opposition

Associations of private schools in Saurashtra and Surat have openly criticised the move and decided to defy the government order.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Dussehra, Navratri, Malayalam Films, Sexy Durga

Controversy over globally acclaimed film Sexy Durga is unfortunate

The director has clarified the film has nothing to do with either Goddess Durga or any other aspect of religion.

POLITICS

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Dussehra, JNU

Readers tell us whether NSUI was right in burning effigies of PM Modi, Amit Shah in JNU

'People behave as they like, they celebrate in their own democratic way.'

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Modi government, Dussehra, Ramlila, UP Polls

Modi will play Jai Shri Ram politics in days to come

Insiders see it as the PM's endorsement of the Hindutva card when UP goes to the polls.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Dussehra, RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, Narendra Modi

Why Modi chanted 'Jai Sri Ram' during his Dussehra speech

PM and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tangoed in perfect synchronisation.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Surgical strikes, Uri Attacks, Pakistan, Dussehra

Dussehra in the time of surgical strikes: Ravan plays Pakistan

War-mongering has hit a new pitch this festive season.