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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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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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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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