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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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Why food delivery boys in India can earn more than PhDs

It is a cultural thing with Indians, and it takes a while for culture to change.

Sep 10, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
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Krishna and the Mahabharata hold lessons on the challenges of today's India

Let us call upon the wisdom of Sri Krishna to overcome our human problems and manifest our deeper Divine potential.

Sep 02, 2018, 08:56 AM IST
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Demonetisation was a war on terror funding, that's why it is still criticised

Efforts had also been made to interfere with the intelligence agencies, which were exposing the fake currency racket.

Aug 29, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi and RSS should debate each other

The fact is that you cannot wish away the past, but it is equally true that young Indians need a modern India.

Aug 29, 2018, 17:24 PM IST
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Talk of South-North tax divide is mischief, focus on court pendencies instead

That the payment of taxes is without quid pro quo is a basic lesson in law schools.

Aug 27, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
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Navjot Sidhu should understand there can be no Sidhuisms in national security

The Pakistanis simply laid a bait, and Sidhu accepted it.

Aug 24, 2018, 19:50 PM IST
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Battle for Laxmibai: Will Kangana Ranaut succeed in becoming the Rani of Jhansi?

If she manages to play the Rani of Jhansi, she would have succeeded where others like Vyjanthimala, Hema Malini, Raakhee Gulzar and Sushmita Sen could only dream of.

Aug 24, 2018, 19:36 PM IST
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Does Imran Khan have the gall to take India policy out of Army-ISI hands?

Successive Pakistani prime ministers have failed or have been too afraid to take on the military-ISI establishment.

Aug 21, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
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Kerala floods are man-made, they happened because we ignored the experts

Sadly, the past 25 years have seen India make heroes out of those who talk big on growth while dismissing environmentalists as 'anti-development'.

Aug 21, 2018, 19:07 PM IST
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Why India's ancient Rigveda remains one of humanity's most important books

As perhaps humanity's oldest book, the Rigveda remains one of its most mysterious.

Aug 20, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee loved Bollywood. Who would play him in biopic?

He was a poet and statesman, so you would not expect what Vajpayee's favourite Bollywood film was.

Aug 19, 2018, 16:25 PM IST
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The clue to demonetisation lies in a suicide in Pakistan

Demonetisation was a pre-emptive strike on Pakistan's response to the surgical strikes.

Aug 14, 2018, 23:02 PM IST
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Imran Khan is predictably unpredictable, India should watch out for his strange swings

Imran Khan's first wicket was Nawaz Sharif. And we do not know if his next wicket will be the Pakistan Army/ISI or India.

Aug 14, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
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Will Vishwaroopam 2 be Kamal Haasan's last film? Maybe not

Perhaps some people around Kamal saab feel this perception will help Vishwaroopam 2 sell better.

Aug 11, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
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BJP-ruled states are worse than the others because they are frivolous

On the whole BJP-ruled states are not doing very well because of theatrics and outright populism.

Aug 10, 2018, 14:05 PM IST
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Nikah Halala has security implications that are often ignored

Nikah Halala has ended up a tool in the hands of a hostile country. It also needs to be seen in that light.

Aug 10, 2018, 09:26 AM IST
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Karunanidhi shaped national politics, he was the true kingmaker behind 6 Indian Prime Ministers

Karunanidhi is also probably the only leader who has allied with the Congress, BJP, Third Front and the Left.

Aug 09, 2018, 08:48 AM IST
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Why the practice of Yoga should begin with Ayurveda

Using Ayurveda along with Yoga helps us gain complete harmony and balance in body and mind so that we can discover our true Self that is one with all. 

Aug 07, 2018, 07:36 AM IST
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Mindless meddling: The anti-business disease of Maharashtra's order on food in multiplexes

Mumbai is struggling in the rain. But the government seems more interested in mindlessly populist meddling with non-essential movie-watching.

Aug 04, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
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Rafale deal secrecy important for national security, petty politics must be avoided

Price of defence equipment is keep secret because it would be easy for our adversaries to figure out strategic specifications based on price.

Aug 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
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