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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.…
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Turbulence over the office of the CJI

Harihar Swarup The tenure of Justice Dipak Misra, who retires as chief justice of India on October 2, was mired…
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Muslim clerics need to introspect 

UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi has been “expelled from Islam” for talking about homosexuality being prevalent in the…
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Democracy delivered at home in an envelope

Aditya Aamir Jocko Street returned from the front door all smiles and lollipop lore written all over his ruddy face.…