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POLITICS

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Shiv sena-bjp, Lok Sabha election 2019, Uddhav Thackeray, Narendra Modi

Mission 272 with Rajdeep Sardesai: Can Shiv Sena afford to break up with the BJP?

Why the BJP and the Shiv Sena have little choice but to stay together for at least one more election.

VOICES

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Mamata banerjee dharna, Saradha Scam, Chit fund scam

My first job was with a chit fund-owned media house. Here are three lessons I learnt

It was good news. Our cash-strapped newspaper was finally getting a financier. Or, was it?

HUMOUR

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Mamata vs cbi, Lok Sabha election 2019, Mahagathbandhan, Mamata Banerjee

Bura na mano, Didi hai! Twitter turns a lean, mean meme-machine as Mamata Banerjee and the CBI clash in Kolkata

Bengal means business, and Twitter means memes. We've got you the best right here.

MONEY

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Union budget 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi

Mission 272 with Rajdeep Sardesai: Can Priyanka Gandhi Vadra win votes for the Congress?

Priyanka carries the most famous surname in Indian politics, is telegenic, charismatic and made for the TV age. But is it enough?

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections

Snatching Lok Sabha Victory: Here’s how the BJP can manage the magic figure of 272

The BJP is still the front-runner to form the government post the 2019 general elections. Here's how it could effectively manage this.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Lok Sabha election 2019, Madhya pradesh assembly elections 2018, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

What is the role for ex-CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh?

BJP has appointed former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as its vice president — bringing a powerful state leader into national politics. But is he still trying to arrange his role in the state?

HUMOUR

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Vote for modi, Lok Sabha election 2019, Wedding gifts, Wedding season

Three weddings I couldn’t attend this season, and why

No, not talking about those of Deepika, Priyanka and Isha Ambani! But these shaadis are also special!

SCI-TECH

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Whistle-blowers

2018 showed us that democracy can be hacked using Facebook. This should make us worry about 2019

The problem is that our belief in the goodness of technology blindsided us to the devil inside us humans.

POLITICS

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Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Lok Sabha election 2019, Bihar

Why coming together of Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan is significant

It reminds us of a similar deal in 2005, which could not materialise at the end.