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Why India's politics is less like cricket and more like kabaddi

What an election! Politicians are grappling each other with words, and the Supreme Court is taunting the Election Commission.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 17, 2019, 15:17 PM IST

Many undesirable, dangerous trends in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Some of the things that are happening could undermine the election process, others are just agenda-driven.

RVS Mani | Apr 17, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

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Not just Sonam Kapoor, many Bollywood stars won't marry from film industry

It always helps to have a healthy contact with the world outside the film industry.

Jun 29, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
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On his 200th birth anniversary, Karl Marx continues to haunt us

Marxism is at the end of a day a collectivist and totalitarian philosophy. And, at the heart of collectivism and totalitarianism lies darkness.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:34 PM IST
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War against corruption in India is endless, meaningless finger-pointing, we need to do better

Corruption in India is sophisticated. It doesn't happen Bollywood-style. We need a better method of dealing with allegations.

Jun 29, 2018, 20:06 PM IST
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In their blindness, there is no difference between Asaram bhakts and Leftists

It is easy to dismiss or ridicule Asaram's bhaktas as irrational people, but their behaviour is the same as those who continued to support the horrors of Russia and China.

Jun 29, 2018, 20:04 PM IST
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India's judges don't like to be judged, and petty politics is not going to fix it

The attempt by the Congress-led opposition to impeach the Chief Justice of India reeks of street politics, not statesmanship.

Jun 29, 2018, 20:06 PM IST
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The two ugly faces of sexual assault in Bollywood

There is a mindset that lets some feel entitled to exploit. Then there's the other where failure converts consenting adults into victims.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:35 PM IST
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Left-liberal warning in bid to remove Chief Justice of India: If you are not with us...

Justice Chandrachud was a hero when he slammed the Modi government over privacy. Now, he is a villain, because if you are not with us… 

Jun 29, 2018, 22:34 PM IST
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Mainstreaming the Northeast: What might work, and what might not

To what extent the Northeastern states succeed will depend on several factors. It is, however, indubitable that the direction is right.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:36 PM IST
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Open jails are a great idea, but why do we not want more of them?

Only 4 of the 63 open jails in the country accept women.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:33 PM IST
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Justice vs pettiness in Kathua rape case: Why we need to separate good politics from the bad

The 8-year-old rape victim represents five layers of the underprivileged in India.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:33 PM IST
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Akshaya Tritiya 2018: Allocate upto 15% of total portfolio on gold

Rajeev Kapoor, Vice President, Trustline, shared his views on impact on gold amidst heightened geo-political tension, investment and the prospects of returns in gold.

Apr 18, 2018, 09:57 AM IST
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Caste, communists, cinema, Cauvery: Why BJP cannot jump easily over the C factors in southern India

The southern states are miles ahead or miles away from most of BJP's pet poll planks: national security, law and order, Hindutva and the fight against corruption.

Jun 29, 2018, 20:05 PM IST
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Fat loss vs weight loss: Breaking the kilogram myth

The weighing scale can be your worst enemy.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:32 PM IST
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There is a child in Salman Khan who has now put him in jail

There is a child within Salman Khan. You tell that child to shut up he will shout your roof down. You tell that child to not shoot at an endangered species... well.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:36 PM IST
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Sleep of reason produces monsters and Bharat bandh

Parochial and knee-jerk reactions from the political class and intellectuals have left no room for meaningful interface and dialogue over the Supreme Court's order on the SC/ST Act.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:37 PM IST
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Former untouchables, contemporary invisibles: Why the SC/ST Act matters, and why the Supreme Court needs to ensure justice

The SC has pulled a balancing act before with empowering laws. It needs only to look at dowry if it wants to ensure justice with the SC/ST Act.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:37 PM IST
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The rise of an illiberal India: What the logjam in Parliament shows us

This is the age of decibel and drama. Gone are the days when the eloquence of oratory and the cogency of arguments were lauded in Parliament.

Mar 30, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Communalising Bollywood is absurd: Hey Ram, let Aamir Khan play Krishna

Bollywood has never been communal. Did we hear Hanuman ji complain about Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan?

Mar 27, 2018, 20:54 PM IST
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The loneliness of being Anna Hazare or: What has gone wrong

Anna Hazare has been virtually dumped by those who cheered him in 2011. However, his own puritanism makes it difficult to see a practical sense in his methods. 

Jun 29, 2018, 22:38 PM IST
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It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives

It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:39 PM IST
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