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ART & CULTURE

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Dhara 370, Indo-Pak Relations, Pakistan, India

Rakhi Sawant poses with Pakistan flag: What does the controversial star's 'Dhara 370' pose mean for India-Pak?

This is also the only time in the recent past that we've seen Indians and Pakistanis agree on something.

VARIETY

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South Asia, India, Terrorism, Pakistan

Pakistan is the 10th angriest country in the world: Why this is so worrying for India

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal — none of India’s neighbours, it seems, is steady.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
India, Culture wars, Slavery, Racism

Race to the Bottom: How racism infects sport, education, film and everyday life all around us

Prejudice is global. India is not immune. But the truth is indisputable. With slavery, colonialism and the treatment of aboriginal people, the West practiced racism on an industrial scale.

VOICES

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Mamata Banerjee, Taslima Nasreen, India, Bangladesh

Taslima Nasreen: 'If you're truly secular, encourage Muslim women not to wear burqa and introduce a universal civil code. Discard personal laws based on religion'

Taslima Nasreen, noted Bangladeshi author living in exile in India, spoke with Rohit E David on freedom of speech, the Muslim community, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Asaduddin Owaisi and who's challenging radical jihadis.

POLITICS

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New Delhi, India, Pakistan, Refugees

'We led a life worse than a dog in Pakistan': Hindu refugees from Sindh, Pakistan, now in Delhi, India

Speaking with Rohit E David, Hindu refugees who escaped from Pakistan recount the terrible conditions they faced there, conversion, discrimination and flesh trade, why Hindus are targeted thus and Narendra Modi vs Imran Khan.

HUMOUR

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GDP, India, World happiness index, Pakistan

UN survey says Pakistanis are apparently happier than Indians. We know why!

The eye of the storm remains the calmest.

ART & CULTURE

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India, Manmohan desai, Bollywood, Amar akbar anthony

The man behind 'Amar Akbar Anthony': The three characters India can't get over

March 1 was director Manmohan Desai's 25th death anniversary. A director who was never in the arty creative club but who knew his audiences, and defined Indian secularism.

POLITICS

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India, Pulwama, Balakot, Iaf airstrike

No, India hasn't violated any international law in Balakot

India has not gratuitously used force but has been restrained and, now, exercised its right to self-defence.

POLITICS

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Globalisation, Finance, India, EU

Why Brexit is bad news for the UK and the rest of the world

Economic uncertainty aside, Brexit has made the UK seem increasingly intolerant and inward-looking. No wonder crucial events in Kashmir have not evoked much thought from its leadership today.

VOICES

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Pakistan, India, Airstrike, Pulwama terror attack

IAF airstrike on Pakistan: This is a sobering time, not for gloating or chest-thumping

In attacking bakeries and Kashmiris, people are being given an outlet for rage, taking focus away from tough questions we do need to ask.