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Dr David Frawley, or Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, is a Western-born Vedacharya, who teaches an integral approach to Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic...

Subhash K Jha is a film critic and movie expert.

RVS Mani is a former Central government officer who shot to prominence as a whistleblower in 2009, when he alleged he had been forced to sign...

Madhavan Narayanan is a senior journalist who has covered politics, diplomacy, business, technology and other subjects in a long career that has...

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Recent Blogs

Pulwama attack raises questions on Jammu and Kashmir Police

The Jammu and Kashmir Police is not known for its prompt action to prevent attacks like the one in Pulwama's Awantipora.

Feb 15, 2019, 15:20 PM IST
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Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

The Rafale deal is not close to as murky as the Bofors scam. But, questions remain.

Feb 15, 2019, 14:48 PM IST
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Bad Hindu, Good Hindu: The creation of a new politics of Hinduism vs Hindutva

Leaders who used to hide or apologise for their Hindu identity are now preaching about what Hinduism is after a few temple visits.

Feb 13, 2019, 14:40 PM IST
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Is Sonam Kapoor the bravest, boldest female star in Bollywood? It seems so

Sonam's self-awareness has helped her take more risks than Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma.

Feb 13, 2019, 14:58 PM IST
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The rise of stories on lesbians casts shine on Indian screens

It is a new and sexually liberated India, say those bringing lesbian stories to the screen.

Feb 07, 2019, 18:02 PM IST
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Those threatening the CBI and ED have a history of misusing them

Anand Sharma's threat to investigating agencies is selective amnesia on all the ways the Congress has abused them.

Feb 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee vs CBI is good drama, but bad for our institutions

We thought we were living in a system where civil servants were civil. They are not so anymore.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:44 PM IST
387
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Piyush Goyal delivers Budget 2019 with the art of a Chartered Accountant

Goyal has spun an accountant's trick to balance populism with fiscal prudence.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:48 PM IST
636
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Not youth, we need 'polity-preneurs' in politics

The generic 'youth' are purposeless, aimless or clueless. What we need is entrepreneurs in politics.

Jan 30, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
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Gandhi or Tata, dynasties matter in India. Not just clans, they are brands

There is a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining dynasties as brands.

Jan 30, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
546
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Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

The Congress is too weak to be the core of anti-BJP politics, and some parties would prefer a weaker BJP.

Jan 25, 2019, 14:21 PM IST
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Karan Johar is as much to blame for Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy, should watch his mouth

'Karan is like that only,' stars say, but it is time for him to stop being naughty.

Jan 29, 2019, 14:10 PM IST
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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
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Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:27 PM IST
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Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:47 PM IST
512
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Can SP-BSP 2.0 repeat its defeat of the BJP? The odds are less favourable than 1993

There is only one commonality that has given rise to the SP-BSP alliance. Everything else is a challenge.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
1485
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Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

Jan 14, 2019, 12:24 PM IST
991
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2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

The deeper game of electoral chess will see community leaders play a major role in shaping alliances and coalitions.

Jan 03, 2019, 14:08 PM IST
370
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Those waiting for PM Modi to create 2 crore jobs are the real problem

'Waiting' is a core behavioural issue and one of the unfair expectations that Indians heap on government institutions.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
1632
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2018 was the year girl power ruled the box office

Padmavat, Pari, Raazi, Veere Di Wedding... women dominated many of the hits in 2018.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
477
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