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It is not that one is not aware of living a relatively privileged life in a vastly poor country. But that day the reality hit me in a much more real manner.

Raghuram Rajan: Why RBI needed more of him

Raghuram Rajan’s parting line of communication about being “available to serve” the country gives us hope.

What happens after the Brexit vote – the steps ahead!

What happens after the Brexit vote – the steps ahead!

The Brexit referendum result will be announced on June 24, 2016.

Brexit: Britain's revival or EU's fall?

Brexit: Britain's revival or EU's fall?

A convincing vote to remain in EU could mean David Cameron continues as the British PM; a vote for exit would see him yielding to a new leader.

Why Shaktiman the horse is neighing for a saner world!

BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi is alleged to have brutally beaten up ‘Shaktiman’, so much so that terrified creature needed to be operated upon.

Lord Shiva – As He revealed himself to a Hungarian artist!

Among the pantheon of Indian deities, there is one who is particularly known for his simplicity and innocence and thus lovingly addressed as “Bhole Baba”.

How the Oscars indicate the rise of Donald Trump!

More than the glitter and glamour of the biggest awards in the world of films, and the headlines of Leonardo DiCaprio picking his first trophy, was the not so pleasant #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2016-17: Five Takeaways

Possibly too keenly aware of the BJP being seen as corporate friendly and, possibly, deriving lessons from the Bihar drubbing, the government has most conspicuously given an agri and rural push.

Captain Pawan Kumar: A Jat and a JNU student India needs

The laurels of a country rest not just on glorious moments that appear as newspaper headlines, but it is more significantly the grain and character of a populace that truly defines the measure of its greatness.

Delhi Water crisis: How Jats left our house stirred, and a lesson from Japan

Today morning when clear, bubbling water gushed out of pipes into our underground tanks, it was celebratory spectacle to behold. Driver, guard, cook, helper and my dear self - we circled around the tank in disbelief.

Women should not be barred from entering any temple: Morari Bapu

Women should not be barred from entering any temple: Morari Bapu

Spiritual leader Morari Bapu has come out openly in support of women in the ongoing controversy related with barring females from entering some holy places of worship. The famous Ram Kathavachak said that no woman should be barred from entering and praying at any temple.

Nitish Kumar beats Narendra Modi: 7 Takeaways from battleground Bihar

What are the contradictions and takeaways from 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections?

Yoga Day: Observe your breath and see tension melt away, says Baba Ramdev

So there I was watching Baba Ramdev demonstrate an array of exercises, swiftly moving from one asana to the next at a function organised by Parmarath Ashram in Rishikesh.

“This is easy... Pranayama ...Anuloma Viloma ....Kapalabhati” and the works.

If your religion is so weak that it can be threatened by yoga, leave that religion: Baba Ramdev

At a time that religious passions have been stirred over the observation of International Yoga Day and practising of Surya Namaskar in schools, Baba Ramdev, who has today become virtually synonymous with yoga, indulged in some tongue-in-cheek jousting over the controversy.

Rahul Gandhi @45: Why ‘son’shine is critical for the Congress

June 19, the scion of the Gandhi dynasty, Rahul, turns 45. And it probably is the first time he is getting so much press though he is born in a family that is constantly under arc-lights.

Manipur attack: Why are human rights groups silent on killing of Army personnel?

Silence can be deafening. The quietude in the ranks of the plethora of human rights groups that are shrill when even a single civilian is killed is nerve-wracking, to say the least.

Modi Government’s One Year: Waiting for ‘Acche Din’

Inhe 60 saal diye hai, mujhe 60 mahine do (You have given them (Congress) 60 years, give me 60 months)! Narendra Modi had petitioned voters to test him during his shrill national election campaign, and see the difference he would make to their lives and that of the country.

Morari Bapu welcomes Ghulam Ali’s recital at Sankat Mochan temple, gives Dharma a universal meaning

Morari Bapu welcomes Ghulam Ali’s recital at Sankat Mochan temple, gives Dharma a universal meaning

Well-known Ramayana Kathakar and spiritualist Morari Bapu wholeheartedly welcomed and supported the performance of Pakistani ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali at the Sangeet Samaroh held at the famous Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi last week.

Siem Reap: 4 temples you shouldn’t miss

Siem Reap is an ancient town and the cultural capital of Cambodia. The city, which is located in the north-west of the country, is considered such a mainstay of their heritage that its Angkor Wat temple is the central theme on the national flag.

Budget 2015 Analysis: Jaitley gives growth a push, but fiscal concerns remain

The Union Budget 2015-16 has won a round of applause from all sectors and for good reasons at that. It has something for nearly everyone.