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Unity through national language is divisive

Aditya Aamir  English. It denotes a people. It’s also a medium of exchange (yes, not money) a language spoken by…
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Plots, sub-plots in a scientist’s ordeal

Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan’s fight against falsification and insult is nothing short of a saga of grit, courage of…
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Haryana needs a ‘beta padhao’ campaign

Sushil Kutty  If a girl is dressed decently, a boy will not look at her in the wrong way.” That…
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The message in JNU’s Left victory

The ‘Azadi’ slur and its reputational damage notwithstanding, the red bastion in JNU is holding forth in style. The latest…
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Why have India’s engineers become second-class citizens?

Today marks the 157th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, modern India’s first engineer. Sir MV travelled across the world…
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If Gautam Gambhir made you uncomfortable, you are the problem

Promita Mukherjee There are plenty of reasons why I like Gautam Gambhir. On the field, he’s aggressive, off it, kinda…
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Rajan taller than all in the present set up

G Srinivasan Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar caused a flutter early this month when he remarked that the former…
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‘Typhoon’ Mallya threatens deluge

With ammunition to the fill, Opposition Congress and the ruling alliance of NDA are bracing up for a battle royal…
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You already have Durga Pujo, Kolkata. Don’t import festivals like Ganesh chaturthi

Malini Banerjee #RANT Disclaimer: Having lived in Bombay for close to a decade, Ganesh Chaturthi has my heart.  But, here’s…
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Shivaji, Tilak popularised Ganpati festival

Tuhin A Sinha What comes to mind when we think of ‘Ganesha’? The God with an elephant head, of course.…