1. CHANGING TIMES: During the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, Naroda Patiya saw the worst massacre, with 97 Muslims being killed on February 28, 2002. Twelve years later, a tea shop near the area is among the 80 on the Naroda-Chiloda road in north Ahmedabad that are being “rebranded” as “NaMo Tea Stalls”.
Next to worst 2002 massacre site comes a NaMo tea stall, special report by Tanvir A Siddiqui
2. BOLLYWOOD MANIA: Three students of a reputed Patna school, influenced by a movie left home apparently to catch underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. They got the idea after watching Bollywood film D-Day, police said.
In a strange case, Three Patna students leave home ‘to catch Dawood’
3. AAP IN TROUBLE: With the Congress refusing to support the Delhi government’s controversial Jan Lokpal Bill, the stage is set for a major showdown with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party it has propped up, threatening the survival of the five-week-old minority dispensation in the national capital.
Jan Lokpal Bill divides AAP and Congress, threatens Delhi government: Report by Apurva
4. GENDER AUDIT: The first-ever gender audit of NCERT textbooks reveals that though they are largely gender inclusive and attempt to highlight gender concerns, “there are elements of stereotypes in some textbooks”.
NCERT looks into textbooks to weed out gender bias, by Anubhuti Vishnoi
5. PAKISTAN AND TALIBAN: Unlike in Egypt, Pakistan has a ‘political middle’ that can mediate between Islamists and liberals, and that is represented by Sharif’s PML-N. Nawaz Sharif’s team has a judicious mix of voices.
At the table, with Taliban, Opinion by Khaled Ahmed
The least number of women candidates have been fielded by the Congress which has given tickets to just five women contestants.