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LIFE

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Super 30 and a super-brown Hrithik Roshan: Why I think the heavily bronzed Hrithik is an insult to the man he's playing

Hrithik Roshan’s off-putting faux-darkened skin reeks of Bollywood’s elitist and racist outlook. It's as bad as using 'black face' on non-African performers to make them fit non-white roles.

SPORTS

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Sachin Tendulkar's sharp new look! Sachin turns into a sartorial Master Blaster, and we aren’t complaining!

Is it a midlife rebirth or is it just England? The Little Master is looking like a snacc with his World Cup 2019 wardrobe and we have a lot of (good) feelings about it.

POLITICS

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Union Budget 2019: Will FM Nirmala Sitharaman continue the tradition of carrying a briefcase, or will she give this a spin?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will likely carry the Union Budget 2019 in a briefcase as she steps into Parliament. The case is part of colonial tradition. Will Sitharaman finally decolonise it?

LIFE

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A 'Dangal' of double standards: Zaira is right because her religion makes you uncomfortable

The young star’s decision to 'disassociate' from films has caused a furor that only shows how uncomfortable we are with the religion she cites. No wonder she feels it's time to go.

ART & CULTURE

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Poet Kabir Das was the original Insta poet and you cannot tell me otherwise

Long before Rupi Kaur, Lang Leav and other Instagram poets, Kabir Das was the poetic force that popularized the style.

LIFE

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Why we hate Maths

Hrithik Roshan playing math whiz Anand Kumar in Super 30 may just be the thing for math anxiety.

LIFE

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No, mangoes can never be aam! India's aam is always khaas!

There is simply no calling the Indian mango aam, says celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra, in response to a DailyO piece which incensed mango lovers! Every Indian mango is gorgeous and inescapable!

POLITICS

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Ayushmann Khurrana plays a 'Brahmin saviour': Decoding why Article 15 is so dicey

The movie Article 15 has generated a debate around the real Article 15 of the Constitution. Many feel this is a blessing which turned into a curse.

LIFE

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The democratic Dal Raisina: Why this simple fare is the masterpiece dish at the dinner for PM Modi's Swearing-In Ceremony

Chef Machindra Kasture created Dal Raisina as First Resident Chef of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Pratibha Patil's tenure. But compared to his meat and fish delicacies, Chef Kasture is still surprised at the success of this simple dal!

LIFE

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A baby White Lion, and a watchful dragon: Why China's enthusiasm for animals rings so false

Hungary welcomed a rare female white lion cub, born in the Szeged Zoo. The news went viral and China jumped in with their good wishes too. But why is their track record on animals so beastly?