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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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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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Bollywood's patriotic formula is stale and boring, it is time to reinvent it

Everything in desh bhakti genre since then is honourable but bland. We've seen the sportive spirit wrapped in the Indian flag over and over again.

Aug 03, 2018, 21:54 PM IST
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National Register of Citizens must move ahead, opposition to it is for parochial gains

The opposition to the NRC is opportunistic and is coming from politicians who have repeatedly raised the illegal immigrant issue.

Aug 01, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
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Damn India's cities, running them is not glamourous enough for our politicians

Our political masters are interested only in things that are exciting, and not doing things right.

Aug 02, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
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As debate rages over Assam, it may make sense to link NRC with Aadhaar

Creating undesirable social tensions or starting controversial deportations of poor people does not suit an aspiring power like India.

Jul 31, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
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BJP is playing a dangerous game over lynchings, and it could backfire badly

While it may be able to get away by pummelling a weak Congress in television debates or elections, the flip side is that the image of India as a place where the rule of law and constitutional order is supreme is bound to take a beating.

Jul 27, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
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Aishwarya-Abhishek Bachchan marriage is rock solid, malicious rumours are from so-called 'friends'

It is very clear that these stories are planted by the gossipy brigade in Bollywood.

Jul 26, 2018, 21:36 PM IST
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There was a surgical strike before. It was on Mumbai on 26/11

There have been other surgical strikes before, and the Modi government's strikes in PoK are not the most prominent surgical strikes to have been carried out.

Jul 27, 2018, 23:11 PM IST
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The profound relevance of Vedic knowledge today

The ultimate technology is not that of external machines and computers but arises through mastering the powers of our own awareness and prana, such as the great yogis were able to achieve. 

Jul 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
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By bringing back detentions, we are failing our children for sure

Neither detentions nor the no-detention policy address the quality of learning that children receive in schools. That is why we are failing our children.

Jul 27, 2018, 13:08 PM IST
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Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
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Narendra Modi's foot-in-mouth ministers should measure their words

Two Union ministers made statements that directly undermine the rule of law. This could have dangerous repercussions.

Jul 20, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
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UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous, India must react strongly

It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.

Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST
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Happy birthday, Priyanka Chopra. Sorry I betrayed you - by Subhash K Jha

A senior entertainment journalist reflects on his relationship with the Quantico star.

Jul 18, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
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India and Pakistan need to learn lessons from Croatia and Ethiopia

This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Jul 27, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
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