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A new book by Owen Bennett-Jones explores the lineage, political legacy of Pakistan's Bhutto family
Arts & Culture

A new book by Owen Bennett-Jones explores the lineage, political legacy of Pakistan's Bhutto family

Chronicling the life of the astute politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his political rise, along with that of his four children, the book draws from unpublished documents and research accumulated over two decades to tell the story of the family's complex relationship with British colonialists, the Pakistani armed forces and the United States of America.

Travels in the Hindi belt: 'How bad can Rahul be, Modi hasn't set a very high standard,' say some young voters in Bihar
Politics

Travels in the Hindi belt: 'How bad can Rahul be, Modi hasn't set a very high standard,' say some young voters in Bihar

Bihar is a state where caste identities probably matter more than the rest of India. The upper caste, Baniyas and Rajputs are firm with BJP, just as they have traditionally been. Yadavs and Muslims are more consolidated with the RJD and the Congress than they have ever been. The swing vote in Bihar is usually the non-Yadav Other Backward Class (OBCs) and the Economically Backward Class (EBCs).

The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history
India

The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history

At a time when the fault lines are becoming starker, how corrosive and baffling it would be to define the boundaries of an accepted Indian-ness along lines of Hindu and Muslim otherness?

Congress propels Priyanka Gandhi to wean Brahmins away from BJP, woo Muslims to take chin off SP-BSP alliance
Politics

Congress propels Priyanka Gandhi to wean Brahmins away from BJP, woo Muslims to take chin off SP-BSP alliance

The Congress has certainly created a buzz through Priyanka and has its supporters in Uttar Pradesh jubilant. It certainly makes life difficult for the BJP, but could also have some unforeseen consequences for the SP-BSP alliance.

Only three castes may apply to join the President's Bodyguard, but army still alleges there's no caste bias
India

Only three castes may apply to join the President's Bodyguard, but army still alleges there's no caste bias

Gaurav Yadav, a resident of Rewari in Haryana, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the recruitment process of the President's Body Guard (PBG)

Rajasthan Assembly Election: From raging agrarian crisis to cow lynchings, here are the key poll issues in focus
Politics

Rajasthan Assembly Election: From raging agrarian crisis to cow lynchings, here are the key poll issues in focus

As Rajasthan continues to be plagued by a devastating agrarian crisis, drinking water shortage, unemployment, and community divide, it remains to be seen who the state votes into power.

Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha election: Changing caste equations upset Congress and BJP's plans in Barmer-Jaisalmer region
Politics

Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha election: Changing caste equations upset Congress and BJP's plans in Barmer-Jaisalmer region

If the mood for change prevails, Rajasthan may see a change in government, if not in names of villages like Baap, Chacha and Suwar.

In Indore district, BJP is engaged in caste arithmetic to engineer favourable sentiments across nine seats
Politics

In Indore district, BJP is engaged in caste arithmetic to engineer favourable sentiments across nine seats

The challenge for the BJP ahead of the Madhya Pradesh elections is evident. It is going to be tough to accommodate leaders of all castes in Indore district's nine seats, all while ensuring that no rebel candidate surfaces.

Rajasthan polls: Despite Ajmer debacle in 2014, Sachin Pilot leads Vasundhara Raje, Ashok Gehlot in race to CM post
Politics

Rajasthan polls: Despite Ajmer debacle in 2014, Sachin Pilot leads Vasundhara Raje, Ashok Gehlot in race to CM post

Every pre-poll survey in Rajasthan, where Assembly election is scheduled to be held on December 7, has indicated Sachin Pilot is the first choice of the electorate.

Former India pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh sign up for second season of T10 League
First Cricket News

Former India pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh sign up for second season of T10 League

Joining Zaheer and Singh are Praveen Kumar, S Badrinath, and Reetinder Singh Sodhi, the organisers of the event said in a statement.

Maharana Pratap and Akbar: Despite lifelong enmity, the two adversaries had much in common
India

Maharana Pratap and Akbar: Despite lifelong enmity, the two adversaries had much in common

The rivalry and conflict between Rajputs and Mughals, between Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar was not as tempestuous and bitter as it is made out to be today.

BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra to join Congress today ahead of Rajasthan Assembly polls
Politics

BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra to join Congress today ahead of Rajasthan Assembly polls

Manvendra Singh won Barmer's Sheo assembly constituency in 2013 with a margin of 31,425 votes.

Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga among other stars to participate in second edition of T10 League
First Cricket News

Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga among other stars to participate in second edition of T10 League

Eight teams have formed some of the best combinations from a pool of 64 top cricketers in the players' draft for T10 League – the limited ten-over format cricket – that will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

UP minister draws public ire for saying Rajputs, Yadavs drink more liquor, protesters hurl tomatoes, eggs at his home
India

UP minister draws public ire for saying Rajputs, Yadavs drink more liquor, protesters hurl tomatoes, eggs at his home

Protesters hurled tomatoes and eggs at the home of UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar for saying that Rajputs and Yadavs consume more liquor than others.

Of sati, lore of queens confined to palaces, and the modern-day Rajasthani girls who dance
Life

Of sati, lore of queens confined to palaces, and the modern-day Rajasthani girls who dance

What a visit to Rajasthan's palaces, where reminders of the women who committed sati still exist, taught a writer about the way women are treated in the state | #FirstCulture

Padmaavat: From set vandalism to Karni Sena protest and Supreme Court ruling, a timeline of controversies
Entertainment

Padmaavat: From set vandalism to Karni Sena protest and Supreme Court ruling, a timeline of controversies

For Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, the road to a theatrical release has been a long and rocky one indeed.

BJP, Congress face tough contest in Rajasthan election: Will state break trend of showing incumbents the door?
Politics

BJP, Congress face tough contest in Rajasthan election: Will state break trend of showing incumbents the door?

The 2013 elections in Rajasthan saw the BJP romp to a historic win. In 2018, the outcome of the election will be seen as a popularity test for the NDA government.

Anurag Kashyap on the Padmavati controversy, and resisting pressure of censorship
Entertainment

Anurag Kashyap on the Padmavati controversy, and resisting pressure of censorship

Anurag Kashyap said, "The problem with the Rajputs is that they continue to live in the past; there is no future for them."

Padmavati: Uddhav Thackeray talks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Rajput community calls for intervention
Entertainment

Padmavati: Uddhav Thackeray talks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Rajput community calls for intervention

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali about Padmavati after top Rajput community leaders called for his intervention