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Should BCCI cancel IPL 2021, it's time to rethink!

The first game of the 14th edition of IPL is less than a week away – on April 9 (Friday) – with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore but the global pandemic is hitting back with a vengeance.  

Devadyuti Das | Apr 04, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

When PM Modi’s announcement of lockdown sent shivers down the spine - A look back

The frequent announcement of night curfews and lockdowns in some states, the closure of schools and colleges, shopping malls, cinema halls and public spots one by one further indicates that a third wave of the coronavirus has begun into the country. Though several vaccines, including the two developed at home, have given a new hope that this major health emergency will end soon, a holistic approach towards tackling the COVID-19 crisis is needed.  

Ritesh K Srivastava | Mar 24, 2021, 10:57 AM IST

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Is Sonam Kapoor the bravest, boldest female star in Bollywood? It seems so

Sonam's self-awareness has helped her take more risks than Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma.

Feb 13, 2019, 14:58 PM IST
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The rise of stories on lesbians casts shine on Indian screens

It is a new and sexually liberated India, say those bringing lesbian stories to the screen.

Feb 07, 2019, 18:02 PM IST
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Those threatening the CBI and ED have a history of misusing them

Anand Sharma's threat to investigating agencies is selective amnesia on all the ways the Congress has abused them.

Feb 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee vs CBI is good drama, but bad for our institutions

We thought we were living in a system where civil servants were civil. They are not so anymore.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:44 PM IST
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Piyush Goyal delivers Budget 2019 with the art of a Chartered Accountant

Goyal has spun an accountant's trick to balance populism with fiscal prudence.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:48 PM IST
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Not youth, we need 'polity-preneurs' in politics

The generic 'youth' are purposeless, aimless or clueless. What we need is entrepreneurs in politics.

Jan 30, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
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Gandhi or Tata, dynasties matter in India. Not just clans, they are brands

There is a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining dynasties as brands.

Jan 30, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
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Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

The Congress is too weak to be the core of anti-BJP politics, and some parties would prefer a weaker BJP.

Jan 25, 2019, 14:21 PM IST
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Karan Johar is as much to blame for Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy, should watch his mouth

'Karan is like that only,' stars say, but it is time for him to stop being naughty.

Jan 29, 2019, 14:10 PM IST
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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
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Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:27 PM IST
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Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:47 PM IST
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Can SP-BSP 2.0 repeat its defeat of the BJP? The odds are less favourable than 1993

There is only one commonality that has given rise to the SP-BSP alliance. Everything else is a challenge.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
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Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

Jan 14, 2019, 12:24 PM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

The deeper game of electoral chess will see community leaders play a major role in shaping alliances and coalitions.

Jan 03, 2019, 14:08 PM IST
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Those waiting for PM Modi to create 2 crore jobs are the real problem

'Waiting' is a core behavioural issue and one of the unfair expectations that Indians heap on government institutions.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
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2018 was the year girl power ruled the box office

Padmavat, Pari, Raazi, Veere Di Wedding... women dominated many of the hits in 2018.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
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Get real: 2018's big lesson to Bollywood flops and political defeats

Bollywood and politics have to listen to and deliver to the same person - the moviegoer who is the voter.

Dec 28, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
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More cry than hue against Home Ministry’s computer surveillance notification

The rule has been there for a long time, so those who are crying themselves hoarse are merely going for the hype.

Dec 27, 2018, 14:31 PM IST
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Happy Birthday Salman Khan, the star who hates criticism

Bhai kuch bhi bol sakta hai. But birthday boy Salman Khan can only dish it out, he can’t take it.

Dec 31, 2018, 15:32 PM IST
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