Rajeshwari Ganesan
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LIFE

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Getting your nails done? Wait! You might be safer off working in an oil refinery!

Levels of cancer-causing chemicals in nail salons are higher than in oil refineries and automobile garages, says a study. The news about chemicals in nail polish is not great either.

POLITICS

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Low Voter Turnout in Delhi Polls: Heat, pro-incumbency, disgust with cheap political tactics are blamed

Braving the blazing summer heat at 40 degrees Celsius, Delhiites stepped out to exercise their franchise for their seven seats. However, the turnout was notably less than other years.

POLITICS

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Dear Arvind Kejriwal, an open letter from a South Indian in India's capital

Cut back on your racism against us, sir. South Indians are not illegal foreigners in our own capital.

VARIETY

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Australia votes on environment. India is yet to wake up.

While Australia is set to decide its Prime Minister based on environmental policies, pollution seems to be a non-issue for the Indian electorate that breathes the most toxic air in the world.

POLITICS

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The Real Kashmir: Kulgam goes to the polls, seeking better water and a cleaner district

The challenges in Kulgam go beyond the usual narratives of terrorism and strife. But will its political contestants, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, drop the hyperbole and look at the water supply?

VARIETY

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Saudi Barbarian executions: Retribution for terrorism or reaction to dissent?

Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is transforming into a mockery of the justice system.

VARIETY

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Will Seychelles president's underwater plea fall on deaf ears

In a remarkable speech delivered from deep under the surface of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles president called for the better protection of the world’s seas.

POLITICS

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When statues are vandalised: It is not opposition to a thought process. It is the savagery of action that is the worrying part

From Periyar to Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi to Rajiv Gandhi, vandalising statues has become the new normal. Does this represent an intellectual anger? Or something far more sinister?

POLITICS

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Dream Girl, Nightmare MP? Hema Malini 'works' in the farms of Mathura while her constituency seeks more real work

She's known more for her controversies than her track record in Mathura. But will her 'dream girl' image help Hema Malini win yet another term?

VARIETY

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Presenting 'The Pill', now for men

Here is every sexually active man's (and woman’s) dream coming true. If researchers are to be believed, we are heading towards male contraceptive pills soon.