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World Cup This Week: Matches to Look Out for
Sports

World Cup This Week: Matches to Look Out for

The carnival begins on May 30 and we will be picking out a few key games each week which could play a crucial role in deciding who lifts the trophy at Lord’s on July 15

Of Blood, Sweat & Glory
Sports

Of Blood, Sweat & Glory

Over 44 years, the ICC World Cup has thrown up some incredible sporting feats. Here, we attempt to capture the triumphs and tragedies of this storied tournament

Emperor Shahjahan’s cookbook
India

Emperor Shahjahan’s cookbook

A rare handwritten cookbook dating back to the time of Shahjahan gets a second life

An artist’s response to Sabarimala
India

An artist’s response to Sabarimala

Piyali Sadhukhan extends on her past work – on gender and the violence directed at it

The Girl with ‘Bright Thighs’
India

The Girl with ‘Bright Thighs’

Erotic Love Poems from India amply demonstrate that Sanskrit literature is not retrograde or reactionary, and is equally the language of the play and dalliance of love

Land Pirates of Tamil Nadu history forgot
India

Land Pirates of Tamil Nadu history forgot

The Narikuravas are among the most vulnerable communities, with very low education levels

Politicians don’t want reforms in the police force
India

Politicians don’t want reforms in the police force

Those in power have a feudal attitude, and see the force as an instrument given to them

That's how respect for khaki crumbles
India

That's how respect for khaki crumbles

The last two years have been the worst for the police with its institutional reputation crumbling due to infighting, corruption and misdemeanour

Thailand’s chance to reset ties with forces
World

Thailand’s chance to reset ties with forces

Young Thai voters seem to view military as an unsuitable partner for the monarchy

Time India Lay’s eyes on Pepsi potato case
World

Time India Lay’s eyes on Pepsi potato case

Don’t allow MNCs like Pepsi to control the supply chain; buy produce back from farmers

Bots threaten to upend all we know about sex
India

Bots threaten to upend all we know about sex

For the hordes of involuntary celibates and virgins frustrated by strict moral codes, advanced self-pleasuring devices and AI lovers could be just what the doctor ordered

Missing the Mood for the Breeze
Politics

Missing the Mood for the Breeze

The media missed the Modi juggernaut that wasn’t even trying to hide in plain sight, and looked for results in the wrong place—the corridors of the national capital. All exit polls, however, got the direction right: Modi was coming back

Kurukshetra meets Westminster
India

Kurukshetra meets Westminster

Indians can be proud that a record 67% of the 900 million voters turned up at polling booths but slander, at the highest levels, tell a different story

Lessons for our Liberals
Politics

Lessons for our Liberals

Narendra Modi’s thumping victory shows that the traditional forces of liberalism and the Left are facing annihilation. Liberals need to develop a new language of politics to stay relevant

Trump’s West Asia plan is going nowhere
World

Trump’s West Asia plan is going nowhere

Palestinians may not accept the deal with Israel as it puts paid their statehood dreams

From Firstpost Print: Tracking Narendra Modi's political yatra from Gujarat to Delhi
Politics

From Firstpost Print: Tracking Narendra Modi's political yatra from Gujarat to Delhi

Over the years Modi has turned conventional wisdom on its head, while retaining the all-important winning habit

Make India Great Again
Politics

Make India Great Again

Besides boosting the agrarian economy and manufacturing sector and improving healthcare, Modi should take visible measures to win the confidence of Muslims

BJP win has altered India’s poll dynamics
Politics

BJP win has altered India’s poll dynamics

The magnitude of the win has ensured the longevity of the BJP-led dominant party system, the marginalisation of the Congress, and decimation of the Left

All hype & no work for Priyanka in the West?
Entertainment

All hype & no work for Priyanka in the West?

Priyanka Chopra, who has gone where no Indian actress has done before in the West, is always in the news, yet none of it has anything to do with actual work

Superhero politics, read between the lines
Entertainment

Superhero politics, read between the lines

Beyond star-studded heroism, the Avengers series is popular for its anti-fascist message