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Don’t see INDIA from old prism of opposition unity. It’s about hope & street aggregation

A good name does not assure a decent career. The prospects of the new coalition depend on how it builds upon this initial advantage.

Modi is following the 2014 script in criticising INDIA alliance. There’s just one twist

BJP has no problem with dynasts or with those it accused of being corrupt as long as they are willing to join the party, or, at the very least, align with the new NDA.

Selling land, borrowing money, eating less: What UPSC coaching does to poor families

For many families with UPSC aspirants, it takes a village to fulfil the near impossible dream. Loans have to be taken and money must be saved to feed the great Indian coaching factories.

Police, house, fame & now fear. MP tribal man’s life in a tizzy after urination video

Dashmat Ravat got a pucca house, cash and mini-stardom in his village after two videos of him became national news. But he's scared he will never work again.

Pakistani Generals have a dilemma—keeping Imran Khan out can destabilise country’s politics

The Generals know Pakistan’s political parties are important, or they wouldn’t spend so much time attempting to control their leadership and direct their course.

Why is Indian Army keeping the martial race theory alive? The British left 76 years ago

General KM Cariappa's experiment debunked the martial race theory and illustrated that differences in ethnicity, caste, religious, and regional backgrounds were not the determinants of fighting capabilities of soldiers.

Bihari Rajinikanth to Pushpa’s Flower Nahi Fire—Mumbai ‘dubbers’ drive new pan-India cinema

Voice artists have single-handedly created the Ka-ching phenomenon of pan-Indian south-north crossover cinema. They remain faceless, don’t receive stardom, and are poorly paid.

In UP villages, a ‘Green Army’ in ghoonghats is liberating women, one abusive husband at a time

With about 1,800 members, Green Army’s aim is to help women take a stand against oppression, sexual and domestic violence they face at home. Now, they also seek financial independence.

Marble, glass, steel: Indian architects caught between desires of cash-rich & climate alarm

The heady constructions, with their hyper-connected condos, now dot the urban sprawl at the edge of every city. For every 100 clients, there are 1,000 dealers.

Congress has little to gain and a lot to lose from Opposition unity charade

The best hope of the opposition would be to deny the BJP a majority. Rahul Gandhi would love it, but this also carries the risk of revitalising regional players.

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The woman in her 40s at a relief camp in Churachandpur | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Manipur sexual violence is political. Don’t deny accountability by calling it...

India cannot reduce or excuse the gang mentality seen in Manipur as innate tendencies or human nature. These mobs have purposeful goals, their intent is structured and coherent.

G20 draft tweaked to reflect dissent on cutting ‘unabated’ fossil fuels

By Sudarshan Varadhan and Nidhi Verma BAMBOLIM, India (Reuters) - A draft statement by Group of 20 energy officials was edited on Saturday to reflect concerns from some members on phasing down "


The V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial was unveiled at Montone in Perugia, Italy Saturday | Photo: Twitter/@IndiainItaly

‘Single handedly captured post for Allied powers in WW2′ — Italy...

Sundial memorial unveiled in Perugia honours Indian Army soldiers who fought for Allied powers during Italian Campaign in WW2. Naik Ghadge was 22 at the time.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...