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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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Shashi Tharoor must chill, 'Hindu Pakistan' remark was unnecessary hyperbole

Maybe the hyperbole confirms that Shashi Tharoor has fully joined the ranks of Indian political tradition.

Jul 13, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
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No government has followed the mandate of Article 370, it is time to change that

If we don't really care about following the letter and spirit of Article 370, we can get rid of it.

Jul 13, 2018, 13:45 PM IST
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The journey from social media to violence is irresistible, and we are living it

Mediums have always shattered societies. Transition of man from one technology to the next one has never been simple and steady.

Jul 12, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
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The battle maybe won, but the unwise war remains for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP

Winning a Supreme Court case shows some class but scuffles with civil servants are just the opposite.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
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Fog of war over Article 370 has created too many myths

The repeal of Article 370, which gives autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, has long been a controversial topic in Indian politics.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:44 PM IST
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India a land of many centuries: Lynchings exist side-by-side with the modern

we have industrial hubs, cosmopolitan pockets, metropolitan cities, metrosexual men, emancipated women, and instances of lynching. Many centuries also live in India, some of them making all of us uneasy.

Jul 07, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
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Sanju Shoots the Messenger: Media Bolta Hai Ab Bas Ho Gaya

Perhaps Bollywood is cocooned in a mist of luxury, with a serious coating of fluff and make-believe. 

Jul 04, 2018, 21:30 PM IST
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Friendly fire? Sushma Swaraj got trolled, and the undercurrents were thick and fast

Most of the trolls who went after her were from her own side of the political divide.

Jul 05, 2018, 08:28 AM IST
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Petty politicking should stop when India faces international embarrassment

Both the Congress and the BJP are guilty of often putting petty politics ahead of India's image and inetrests.

Jun 29, 2018, 21:51 PM IST
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The curious case of Sanjay Dutt, and the 'Sanju' biopic whitewash

The trailer implicitly tells us that Dutt in all innocence wasn't aware of the repercussions of his actions.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:43 PM IST
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You don't need to set goals, rest of the world willing to oblige with 'serious' ones

Vacay goals, fitness goals, couple goals, pet goals. Let's go back to setting our own.

Jun 28, 2018, 14:35 PM IST
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Tale of two cities' misplaced priorities: The Delhi tree fiasco and Mumbai rain crisis

They used to think of green spaces, water, air and civic infrastructure. Our cities don't make sense anymore.

Jun 28, 2018, 13:06 PM IST
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India's biggest movie superstars need to reinvent themselves. Here is why

Aamir Khan is the only one who takes risks, and Shah Rukh Khan seems to trying. But Salman Khan and Rajinikanth have to find their balance.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:51 PM IST
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Bangalore or Srinagar, journalists' murders stand for power and brutality, not democracy or civilisation

Bangalore or Srinagar, what has happened is a bloody quest for naked power.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
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Now that he has charmed RSS at Nagpur, Pranab Mukherjee should visit AMU to discuss Nehru and Jinnah

Here's an interesting take on ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to the RSS HQ in Nagpur and the bitter controversies related to Nehru and Jinnah at the AMU.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:54 PM IST
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Is Bollywood softening towards Pakistan?

Sonam Kapoor at the Cannes Film Festival this week made it known that the climate of hostility is changing when she hugged Mahira on the red carpet as the saffron brigade fumed.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:54 PM IST
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Is Rajinikanth’s aura waning?

The fan clubs are going into hysterical cartwheels over their demi-god ’s new release. But do you know anyone who has really liked the garbled politics of Rajinikanth in his latest film Kaala?

Jun 29, 2018, 19:55 PM IST
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Bihar's jails are way too crowded, liquor arrests made it worse

14 of Bihar's jails hold more than 150 percent of their capacity.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra and the Quantico fiasco: Why actors must look before they leap

Actors all across the world are owning up to the content that they accept to be part of.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
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Why this Kaala-Kaveri Di? Tamil Nadu and Karnataka must talk to each other, not talk at each other

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are exemplary for the rest of India on many fronts. Surely, they can work this issue out.

Jun 29, 2018, 19:58 PM IST
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