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LIFE

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After Article 370, new style: This can be a fresh start for fashion designers from J&K and Ladakh

This is a carpe-diem moment for fashion designers in the UTs, to celebrate their cultural identity, educate about their roots and tell their rich textile story in designs that go beyond the pheran.

LIFE

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Halal vs Jhatka: The day I saw a goat killed decided the debate for me

With Bakr Eid around the corner, the jhatka meat vs halal debate is bound to come to the fore. I know which meat will meet my expectations.

POLITICS

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Donald Trump to Boris Johnson: Why you should be scared of the 'man-child in politics' phenomenon

The man-child in politics is full of bragging, insecurity and unreal ambition. The worrying thing is how many people like them, and what this implies for our future.

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!