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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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MeToo has arrived in India, but yet to reach Bharat; may start reform, not revolution

Slowly but steadily, voices will spring up against misconduct even in the hinterland, inspired and egged on by women who have stood up to be counted.

Oct 16, 2018, 17:07 PM IST
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Hate against migrants not new in India, but there is more to it than meets the eye

These episodes have repeatedly happened across the country, but little attention is given to the reasons for migration.

Oct 11, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
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Navaratri: World's longest, most dramatic and direct worship of the Universal Mother

In no other major religion of the world is the Goddess so boldly and colourfully worshipped as the Mother of the Universe, as she is honoured in Hindu Dharma. 

Oct 10, 2018, 11:20 AM IST
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I witnessed one Bollywood superstar molest another, she then called him 'sweet'

I was confused. The powerful superstar violates the Diva's space, and she called him sweet?

Oct 09, 2018, 16:45 PM IST
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Not just Rohingya, India must emerge as global thought leader on refugees

India should learn from Europe, and emerge as a moral force on the global refugee crisis.

Oct 09, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
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To reduce pending cases in courts, fines and fees are a good way to go

In a country where many court cases are fought only for prestige, there should be a cost to occupying the court's time.

Oct 08, 2018, 13:47 PM IST
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The use of images and Murti Puja in the Vedas

Everything we see is a manifestation of this Divine Vedic speech and reflects its secrets.

Oct 07, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
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Justice DY Chandrachud is Sehwag of Supreme Court, but does he need to be Dravid instead?

We have had a rock star RBI governor. Why not one at the Supreme Court as well?

Oct 04, 2018, 11:07 AM IST
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Tanushree Dutta is not the first actor Nana Patekar has rubbed the wrong way

The silence over Nana Patekar's history of roughshodding co-stars is because of Bollywood's insistence on 'compromise'.

Oct 04, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
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Nationality - Indian, Religion - Lata Mangeshkar

Subhash K Jha outlines his religion and recalls the day he met Her.

Oct 01, 2018, 15:03 PM IST
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Overzealous Aadhaar implementation a lost national security opportunity

Both the present and previous governments had different priorities with Aadhaar. And both of them missed the opportunity to truly use it in the interest of national security.

Oct 01, 2018, 16:51 PM IST
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Not just a 'perception problem', Rafale deal could set a bad precedent

Should not the logic that was applied to 2G spectrum and coal applied to defence offsets as well?

Oct 04, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
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The Upanishads, India's enduring legacy of Self-knowing

Self-knowledge is the foundation of all knowledge. If we don't first know ourselves, how can we claim to truly know anything at all?

Sep 26, 2018, 17:11 PM IST
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Is Rahul Gandhi carrying out ISI agenda? Attack on Rafale deal, SPG indicate so

Has Rahul Gandhi been compromised? Joining the dots leads you to this inference. But we do not know.

Sep 26, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
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Narendra Modi has lots in common with Indira Gandhi in style, populism and opposition

Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi are in contrasting contexts, yet there are striking similarities in their style and populism

Sep 17, 2018, 15:44 PM IST
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Making a sense of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections

For an outsider, the JNU election is all about ‘laal salaam, comrade, hum ladenge saathi’ and of course, Kanhaiya Kumar.

Sep 16, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
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Sri Ganesha as the Cosmic Guru

The primary icon of India's knowledge based civilization is Sri Ganesha, who represents the power of knowledge on all levels.

Sep 13, 2018, 08:04 AM IST
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Navjot Singh Sidhu should use his 'jhappi diplomacy' for these goals with Pakistan

Terror camps and drug trafficking may be too advanced for Sidhu, so here is a simpler wish list.

Sep 12, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
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As Akshay Kumar turns 51, a look at how he is a rogue turned into a reluctant hero

There is more to Akshay Kumar's success than meets the eye. He is a super-canny entrepreneur with a penchant for tapping the nation's hankering for heroes.

Sep 10, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
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Blame for fuel price shock definitely lies with NDA government. Here's why

When 'international developments' were favourable, the NDA government took credit for something it didn't do. Now that situation is unfavourable, it doesn't want to take the blame.

Sep 13, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
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