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Author is assistant editor DailyO.

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Why Xi Jinping could afford to hide the coronavirus behind the Great Wall of China

The virus has already spread to 27 countries, including India, across Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa and Middle East.

POLITICS

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Delhi election results: How democracy has made the voter a clown

The process began when the results of the 2014 national elections came out. Many called it a vote for Hindutva.

POLITICS

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Will Arvind Kejriwal reward Manish Sisodia the way Modi rewarded Shah?

It seems like more than anyone else, it is Sisodia who is aware of his limitations as a politician.

VARIETY

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Satyarth Nayak’s Sridevi is a book for generations

Great lives must be documented, and Nayak does a fine job at documenting Sridevi’s.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

POLITICS

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Delhi 2020: Why AAP doesn't even need to deliver clean air and 24-hour water

AAP is offering the electorate what the latter doesn't even find itself worthy of. The party can get away by not delivering too.

VARIETY

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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.