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India

'Live surgery only hope of the patient who was otherwise out of options'

After the death of a patient while being operated upon during a live surgery watched by over 100 surgeons, questions are now being raised over live surgery.

Blogs

Mars ke achche din a gaaye: How Firstpost readers reacted to Isro's Mangalyaan

Here is how some Firspost readers reacted to the event of MoM entering Mars orbit.

India

Grisly child killers will be first women in independent India to be executed

Masterminded by Anjana, who died in 1998, they formed a ring where they would steal purses and pickpocket in temples, fairs, markets etc and if they were caught in the act, the other sister, who would be carrying a baby, would throw it on the ground or bang its head on the wall to make it cry distract the crowd.

Blogs

'Muslim Personal Law is a stick for Hindu communalists to beat Muslims with'

Muslim Personal Law is a convenient stick for Hindu communalists to beat Muslims with.

Blogs

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things.

Blogs

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class.

Blogs

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board.

Blogs

'Govt scrutinising NGOs defeats its very purpose'

NGOs are people organised together to take a stand and propagate their views. One may agree or disagree with their views but that is part of the overall discourse, writes ank123 in reply to an article on Firstpost.

Politics

Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

All languages in this country should be treated as equal and state government should get the freedom to decide in what language they want to interact with central government instead of limiting option to just two languages.

Blogs

Pune Muslim techie's murder over a FB post is just plain wrong

Stringent punishment should be given to all religious & political leaders along with masses who gets involved in such incidents.

Blogs

Smriti Irani vs Madhu Kishwar: Let's debate policies, not degrees

Belittling someone for their (un)education is not helping matters. A close observation will reveal the best ministers were not the Ox-bridge bunch but hard-working people from humble background.

Blogs

Elections 2014 were a referendum on Modi

The author's view stands invalid because of the strange nature of these elections, which were more of a referendum on Modi than anything else.

Blogs

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy.

Blogs

Better a voter selfie than an IPL update: At least it's inclusive

In that sense, a selfie of the inked finger is a mark of pride of having discharged a duty well.

Blogs

In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

She should not have used that expression ' you have to be communal' - even if she used it ironically, in jest or to convey a paradox.

Blogs

Sacking Moyes is the only good decision Man Utd made all season

The signs were there from the start. It was a bad mistake, we all should agree and move on. Period!

Blogs

Both BJP and Cong are only interested in personal gains

But BJP is equally bad (or at best, only slightly better) as Congress. Even if we assume that Modi is honest, BJP as a party is not.

Blogs

David Moyes sacking: Quarterly earnings pressure killing sports too

Where consistency and fight was their forte earlier, consistency in a negative sense got to be associated with them this season. But in all fairness, David Moyes should have been given a longer rein atleast one more season.

Blogs

Why AAP is the only viable alternative for India

When you say viable alternative, I don't see any alternative other than AAP. The alternatives we have — the BJP and the Congress — are proven incompetent and/or thieves. When the existing alternatives are sinking the ship, even a small boat is a life boat.

Blogs

BJP needs to ramp up efforts to counter Cong's bag of dirty tricks

The BJP should ramp up their marketing efforts even more, given that elections are on instead of just being satisfied with the current efforts.