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Cracks in cult of Mayawati: Return to Kanshi Ram’s alliance formula shows BSP chief’s larger-than-life image has begun to crumble
Politics

Cracks in cult of Mayawati: Return to Kanshi Ram’s alliance formula shows BSP chief’s larger-than-life image has begun to crumble

Bahujan Samaj Party had hoped to fashion a single, national leadership for Dalits across India. Win or lose in Uttar Pradesh, that dream is dead. Ultimately, Behenji has discovered cult followings can be fickle

Raju failed school exam, paid with his life
India

Raju failed school exam, paid with his life

Education is one of few pathways out of poverty, but underprivileged children like Raju, who hanged himself from a tamarind tree in Telangana, cannot afford private tuitions

School is harming mental health of children
India

School is harming mental health of children

Education creates a number of psychological and practical problems for school students

In Varanasi, Dawn of  the Dalit Capitalist
Politics

In Varanasi, Dawn of the Dalit Capitalist

Disillusioned with the poor employment situation, Dalits of Prime Minister Modi’s constituency are turning to business to tide over their precarious economic conditions

Are judges over protected from law?
India

Are judges over protected from law?

Courts should reaffirm that principles of natural justice are sacrosanct. History is replete with instances of political clout being used to prevent the judiciary from functioning properly

What drives women to Hindutva violence
India

What drives women to Hindutva violence

Preference for political Hindutva reflects their insecurities and false sense of power

Journey from UK corner shop to boardroom
World

Journey from UK corner shop to boardroom

British-Indians who once dominated kiranas are now in corporates, Parliament, and on TV

Grim goddess of Hindutva rage
India

Grim goddess of Hindutva rage

Pragya Singh Thakur represents the Sangh ideal of one willing to sacrifice her life for Akhand Bharat and Bharatiyata, yet she is no Bharat Mata figure herself

Iran’s Hurt Locker could explode with ripples
World

Iran’s Hurt Locker could explode with ripples

Interests of Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia in Sistan-Baluchistan may worsen the scene

Sonshine in  poll-bound Sivagangai
Politics

Sonshine in poll-bound Sivagangai

Despite facing graft allegations, Karti Chidambaram has the support of friends and Congress

We can’t miss the bus for metros and bikes
India

We can’t miss the bus for metros and bikes

India urgently needs a mega bus initiative that provides affordable and easy service

Bottoms up to the secret world of shitting
India

Bottoms up to the secret world of shitting

How we wipe our backsides holds profound information about individuals and entire civilisations

The Endgame of women's empowerment
India

The Endgame of women's empowerment

Avengers: Endgame fails to fix Marvel Cinematic Universe's recurrent problems with women

Multiculturalism and its many tunes
India

Multiculturalism and its many tunes

The fear that comes with immigration and multiculturalism forms the core of Korwar’s album

When big-bang Packer Circus came to town
Sports

When big-bang Packer Circus came to town

A look back at the events leading up to the World Series of Cricket and the impact it had on our favourite sport

The Original Samjhauta Express
Sports

The Original Samjhauta Express

A chance meeting between two table tennis players proved to be the catalyst for China’s re-entry into the international community

Game of Thrones 8 is just a golden goose
Entertainment

Game of Thrones 8 is just a golden goose

Season 8 is all about cashing in on a cult following rather than commitment to creativity

‘I’m attracted to scripts that break taboos’
Entertainment

‘I’m attracted to scripts that break taboos’

Ayushmann Khurrana says his focus is always on hunting for novel scripts even as he continues making a success story out of playing the common man

High time India legalised cannabis
India

High time India legalised cannabis

Cannabis is a part of Indian culture with blessings dating back to the Vedas, which called it one of the five sacred plants and a giver of joy

Sex is the familiar  ‘Kalank’ of Bollywood
Entertainment

Sex is the familiar ‘Kalank’ of Bollywood

Mainstream Hindi cinema’s prudish reluctance to explore sex and sexuality continues to hamper the genres of romance and relationship drama