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Diamonds, Christie's, Marilyn Monroe, Moon of baroda

Moon of Baroda, worn by Marilyn Monroe, to go on sale: Famous Indian diamonds and their legendary curses

These stones emerged from the mines of India, and passed from owner to owner, carrying glamour, glory — and curses — along.

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Mohan Bhagwat, Supreme Court, Lord ayyappan, Sabarimala protests

Will there be an end to the deadlock in Sabarimala temple controversy?

While many women have been fighting for access to the temple just like men, many others say they are ready to wait till the age of 50 or menopause.

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Nana Patekar, Tanushree dutta, Sexual harassment, #MeToo

Why Bollywood artistes' association setting up a committee to address #MeToo cases now is unimpressive

Getting Swara Bhaskar in a committe may help CINTAA gain prominence. But this won't cure Bollywood's age-old ailments.

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BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prayagraj, Allahabad

By renaming Allahabad to Prayagraj, how Yogi Adityanath ended up paying a great tribute to Akbar

Akbar never intended the city to be named after Allah. He called it Illahabas — the abode of Gods.

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Smog, Particulate matter, Delhi air quality, Air Pollution

Why Delhi's air pollution problem continues to persist year after year

Delhi's geographical disadvantage does not exonerate government agencies.

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Priya ramani, Metoo india, #MeToo, MJ Akbar

Why MJ Akbar’s resignation is the first big victory for the MeToo movement

The development is proof that women’s voices in the country are beginning to count.

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Politics, Kerala nun rape, Chruch, Bishop franco mulakkal

Kerala nun rape case: Why Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail is 'untenable'

One can only hope the investigation doesn’t lose pace and the chargesheet is filed at the earliest for the trial to commence sooner than later

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Jaggery, Air Quality Index, Air quality, Delhi pollution

This is how you can fight Delhi pollution

Schools should probably open later in the day to help children avoid venturing out when the pollution levels are high.