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Author is assistant editor DailyO.

VARIETY

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How does it feel, Shashi Tharoor, when you're not 'allowed' to enter a temple?

Shashi Tharoor alleges he could not enter a temple due to PM Modi. But men like Tharoor are blocking women from entering Sabarimala temple. Why should Mr Tharoor claim a right to enter any temple at any time, security protocols notwithstanding?

VOICES

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Beyond 2019: If the BJP loses, how Narendra Modi could spend time (till 2024)

As political shapes shift now, some predict a possible loss for the BJP. While the 2019 election remains an entirely open question, we wonder what Narendra Modi, who's wielded great power for almost 18 years, could do after being PM?

POLITICS

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Can Sheila Dikshit challenge the might of Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP in Delhi?

Many experts believe the appointment of Dikshit is a reflection of the seriousness of Congress about winning back support in Delhi.

VARIETY

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Rahul Gandhi’s manly advice: Be a man, be Hardik Pandya!

The political dynast can’t take Nirmala Sitharaman, who is far more qualified and experienced than him, seriously. Have you been meeting Pandya, Mr Gandhi?

POLITICS

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How Mehbooba Mufti is rebuilding the PDP brick by brick from militancy-torn south Kashmir

Alongside, Mehbooba is playing a larger game. The former CM is going after the national government and its agencies, giving a voice to Muslims across India. Could she be competition for Asaduddin Owaisi?

VARIETY

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The real message behind Virat Kohli’s ‘victory march’ with Anushka Sharma in Sydney

Anushka appeared shy as she walked by her husband's side. But Virat Kohli, radiating confidence, sent a message to all those misogynists who had once trolled his wife.

VARIETY

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An elitist bigot to the patriarch women dread: 5 times Shashi Tharoor has dropped his liberal mask

As his remarks on Sabarimala make us see red, why the double-speak, Mr Tharoor? Is liberalism just a convenient fashion?

VARIETY

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How Modi has set the tone for 2019: The Pradhan Sevak is back

In his interview to ANI, the Prime Minister gave direct answers to pointed questions, even interjections.

VOICES

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Deaths of Sridevi and Anissia Batra to Saina Nehwal’s striking simplicity: Five social moments that stood out in 2018

The BJP’s glorious tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the MeToo movement coming to India will define this year for me.

POLITICS

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Why Narendra Modi, not Manmohan Singh, is the real accidental Prime Minister

There is no doubt Singh is a Congress loyalist, but there is also no doubt that he is a true nationalist dedicated to the cause of serving the country.