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Ghoda and ghas: Why Akhilesh-Mayawati may not be able to save the SP-BSP alliance

The old logic of caste equations may not hold, and Mayawati may be trying to test that theory.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jun 04, 2019, 19:10 PM IST

The mystery of Mallika Sherawat at Cannes, and is it a 'gown festival'?

No Indian films at Cannes this year, but our stars were there for sure.

Subhash K Jha | May 31, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

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Bonn Climate Conference, 6-17 December 2017: A “not yet” Outcome

Manish Kumar Shrivastava

Nov 19, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
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Why Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover need to get back

A lot has been spoken and written about Kapil Sharma - Sunil Grover’s fight while they were on board a flight in March this year.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:06 PM IST
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We are virtually married to a world that doesn’t exist

Apart from Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan, mobile phone, gadgets and social media have become essentials. We can’t really imagine even a day without them.

Nov 10, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
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Opportunism is neither odd nor even. Neither is inaction

The Delhi government has decided to bring back one of its high-visibility initiative, the odd-even plan.

Nov 09, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati - a matter of pride or prejudice?

Filmmaking is no child’s play. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali masters this art and is a class apart.

Nov 09, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
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Why it's awesomely okay to be a Bigg Boss fan in this 'real' world

They say the reel world derives inspiration from the real and rightly so.

Nov 08, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
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#Demonetisation: Indian economy watershed or waterboarded?

"November 8 was a black day for our economy and, indeed, our democracy," referring to this day last year when the government announced its move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. 

Nov 08, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
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News needn't be convenient. Don't shoot the messenger

In the past few months, I’ve seen many journalists crib about the excesses of the government, slam them for the lack of morals or turn on their own organisations for suppressing stories that were i

Nov 02, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
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The ‘art’ of commuting by a Mumbai suburban train

If you think commuting by a suburban train in Mumbai is a fantasy ride, ask a Mumbaikar how it really feels! Well, it’s not hunky-dory.

Oct 27, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
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Why Are We Scared of Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence, which is a product of human intelligence, has got many people scared of it.

Oct 25, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
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Don’t mourn the loss of free media till you pay for your news

Over the last few days I’ve seen with a sense of dismay a ‘tu-tu main-main’ over NDTV censoring its journalists.  One of NDTV’s senior-most journalists and well-known faces, Sreenivasan Ja

Oct 21, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
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Thank you, Supreme Court for firecracker ban: An open letter from a mother

In the short span of an hour, when he burst the crackers, my little one inhaled smoke equivalent to over 100 cigarettes. 

Oct 19, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
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Everyone accepts Facebook is media, except Facebook

I log onto Facebook for two main reasons – news sharing and news sharing.

Oct 17, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
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Ram Rahim and the UN gaffe

The United Nations’ warm invite to jailed self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh would have also taken him by surprise, assuming that he doesn't know it yet.

Dec 11, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
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The 'fugitive' Indian tycoon

Strange, isn't it? There are selected number of people in our country who enjoy wealth like an average class enjoys food at home.

Oct 10, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
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Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 11 - Favourite contestant, film debut and more: 'Jallad' Chintan Gangar gets candid

It's October already and another exciting season of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's popular reality show Bigg Boss is taking the television screens by storm. Undoubtedly, the premiere episode of the 11the edition was high on entertainment. Amidst all the glamour, what caught the attention of the TV lovers was some adorable, and at the same time hilarious moments that the 51-year-old hunk shared with Jallad Aka Chintan Gangar. 

Oct 04, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
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Yashwant Sinha, the Economy of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party

 And this is not the first time someone is pointing to the imminent crisis — an economic slowdown is not Lord Voldermort’s name that can’t be uttered. It needs to be identified and dealt with. 

Sep 28, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
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Durga in a Salon, Ganesha Eating Meat: Good Lord! Not Exactly

Today is Mahashasthi and community Durga Pujo celebrations - the most important four days in a year on a Bengali’s calendar begin in earnest today.

Sep 26, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
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India vs Australia 2017: From top-order debate to possible brain-fade episode 2

Team India once again begin their home season and this time they start of their proceedings against Steve Smith-led Australia in a limited-over series that kicks off at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on September 17.

Sep 17, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
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After seven years, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal sweep all four Grand Slams in a year

In fact, going by numbers, since 2003 Wimbledon, 58 Grand Slams have been played. Federer bagged 19 while Nadal has 16 to his name – total standing to 35, which is almost 60 per cent of the total – such has been their dominance. Novak stands next on the list with 12 Majors and Murray and Wawrinka having three apiece to their name.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
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