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LIFE

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Sakshi Mishra is just one of the many daughters 'owned' by Indian families

Families decide marriages for adults, grown-up enough to decide which government should be in power. Daughters who protest often end up paying with their lives.

SPORTS

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POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, opposition is no picnic: How DK Shivakumar proves Rahul Gandhi's Amethi message should be ignored

The political space, govt or opposition, is forever up for grabs. The Congress can afford to miss this truth at its own peril. Rahul Gandhi certainly has not understood it.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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PM Modi on 'Batman' Akash Vijayvargiya: PM Modi's words are strong. But actions speak louder than words

And those actions are missing here. It is appalling that Vijayvargiya remains a member of the party, a week after beating up a govt official with a bat, cameras capturing every detail.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kashmir: How the Home Minister interprets the former Prime Minister's 'Kashmir Doctrine'

Both views of J&K quote 'Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat'. But there are also very significant differences between the two views.

VOICES

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Controversy's child: Zaira Wasim is looking for inner peace. Why should we come in her way?

Wasim has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. If she seeks peace through religion, why are we judging her? She doesn't have to live life according to our expectations.

POLITICS

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Hey puritans! Slogans of Jai Shri Ram, Mandir Wahin Banayenge in the House thrilled me

I am glad nobody in Parliament pretended to be sanctimonious, neither those who raised the slogans, nor those who sat and did nothing to stop it.

LIFE

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Mukherjee Nagar: If you arrest cops over those who threaten them with swords, forget about law and order

It is shocking that a man wields a sword at a cop, and then, since a mob steps out in support of the man, three officers get suspended. How do we expect law enforcers to work like this?

POLITICS

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Why Manish Tewari could replace Jyotiraditya Scindia for Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Two men stand out in the list as top contenders: Shashi Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram, and Manish Tewari, MP from Anandpur Sahib.