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Shaheen Bagh just knows how to fight every battle

January 22, 2020 9:37:05 pm

No matter where you stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC, there is no way that the grit and perseverance of Shaheen Bagh protesters as also their warmth can go unnoticed by anyone.

Expect China to intensify pressure campaign after Tsai’s win

Expect China to intensify pressure campaign after Tsai Ing-wen’s victory

January 13, 2020 7:23:29 pm

The question to consider going forward is whether Beijing will reorient its approach and seek talks with Tsai or will it double-down with greater intent. The latter, unfortunately, appears far more likely.

IRDAI issues new guidelines on standardisation of exclusions in health insurance

October 1, 2019 8:44:30 pm

As per the IRDAI issued modification guidelines, age-related ailments like Knee-cap replacements, Cataract Surgery, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, etc. which were earlier excluded from the health insurance policy will now be covered by the insurance company.

Forty Years Ago: July 19, 1979

July 19, 2019 12:06:49 am

Prime Minister Morarji Desai is unlikely to resign as leader of the Janata parliamentary party. This indication was available from sources close to the PM.

Barun Haldar’s deep baritone is no more

Barun Haldar’s deep baritone is no more

July 5, 2019 4:12:58 pm

Smarting from a WhatsApp faux pas last month that Barunda, as we fondly called him, had passed away in Dehra Dun, I frantically searched the web and stumbled on this bland headline on the official website of News Services Division of All India Radio. ‘

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Life lessons from Vajpayee, thanks to a dad who idolised him

August 18, 2018 6:36:53 am

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s speech at Gol market in Delhi in 1977 was a huge influence on my father, who had come to Delhi from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, and it formed a big part of the life lessons he imparted to his children.

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Income tax refund: It’s a slow, agonising process

March 27, 2018 8:14:24 am

The current government’s penchant for everything shiny and new, such as the Rs. 2000 currency notes is a nightmare when it comes to accessing your IT refund.

Why Mumbai rallied behind the farmers on march

March 20, 2018 8:02:33 pm

It started as a face-off between the state and the farmer. And remained so. With the urban dweller rallying behind the farmer.

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Ryan murder case: It’s time to teach kids empathy

November 14, 2017 10:08:58 am

Kids need nurturing, a feeling of connectedness and a safe zone where they can discuss their problems and, most importantly, feelings. But, for that, one needs to put away the mobile phone and learn to talk emotions with a child.

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Will the twain of North & South Korea ever meet? Unlikely

November 9, 2017 11:07:17 am

At each of these Unification Centres we are shown short films — stark images of starving children, North Koreans crying and fanatically beating their chests at the demise of their Great Leaders, extreme poverty — a generally unhappy people.

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Indian struggles in 1917: On the eve of the Russian Revolution

November 7, 2017 9:34:16 am

In India, too, 1917 was a curtain-raiser to events two years later that would mark the beginning of mass involvement in the movement for freedom. As Gandhi’s critic M N Roy acknowledged in his memoirs, Lenin looked upon Gandhi “as the inspirer and leader of a mass movement” and “a revolutionary”.

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I am the khichdi, and this is my moment of glory

November 2, 2017 9:10:42 pm

The Khichdi Story: From the high peaks of Himalayas to the serene backwaters of Kerala I withstood your constant demands for moulding me as per your needs. As you battled each other in the name of caste and religion, I stood there sternly uniting you as the one-pot meal suited for all.

Losing Jantar Mantar is like erasing our growing-up years

November 2, 2017 6:09:00 pm

It was at Jantar Mantar that I watched Maya Krishna Rao perform her powerful “walk” in response to the December 2012 rape; heard Imphal-based protest musician Akhu sing about oppression; and saw two men kiss each other passionately and without fear.

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Panchkula violence: Haryana CM Khattar has some answering to do, especially to judiciary

August 25, 2017 10:29:09 pm

Gurmeet Ram Rahim case: At least 28 people were killed in the violence by the supporters of Dera chief as paramilitary troops and police personnel deployed outside special CBI court before the judgment failed to prevent the crowd buildup and the resultant mayhem.

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Hizbul Mujahideen ban goes global, but will it reach the Valley?

August 17, 2017 7:13:46 pm

Though the Hizbul Mujahideen has been projected as the largest “Kashmiri” militant group, during the last decade and half, it had lost the appeal to a more radical section such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

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Misogyny, sexism, threats: Women fight it all online too

August 11, 2017 12:15:12 pm

A woman who dares to have an opinion and broadcast it too, is highly likely to be personally targeted by denizens with the aim to ‘put her in her place’ and see her silenced.

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In the minds of people in Bihar, communalism is not a tangible thing, corruption is

July 27, 2017 7:51:07 pm

The expansion of the anti-secular constituency has to be reversed by fighting corruption.

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Another movie release, another controversy: How outraging on movies is almost part of the script

July 27, 2017 6:06:25 pm

The paradoxical nature of an individual or a group’s objections or bans on films — that they end up generating a cloud of pre-release publicity and serve to pique audience interest — makes them a fertile ground for suspicion and conspiracy theories.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s tweet highlights our fixation with skin colour, but it’s not simply ‘racism’

July 19, 2017 11:20:38 am

Headlines by many news outlets hailed Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s tweet as criticism of a ‘racist’ remark in Bollywood. But is it really racism that we are talking about?

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What are Mayawati’s options now?

July 18, 2017 7:25:29 pm

Mayawati’s term as MP from Rajya Sabha comes to an end in April 2018. The BSP chief cannot be reappointed to the Upper House on her own as her party suffered humiliating defeat in the recently held Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

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