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A conquest that would be the crown in Kohli's dream run

A conquest that would be the crown in Kohli's dream run

Team India has won its second straight series on Sri Lankan soil and eighth straight overall. We are one short of Australia's all-time streak of nine. Most of these wins happen to be on home soil and one is on the soil of the relatively weak West Indies. Sri Lanka immediately visits us at home after...

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Nitish Kumar's 7 steps to come back to where he started

Nitish Kumar's 7 steps to come back to where he started

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has come a full circle and is exactly where he was back in 2013 after wasting a good four years doing virtually nothing. All the steps he took on his circular path got him back to square one. Step 1—Plan to become Prime Minister of India. That’s what started it all....

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Indian women miss their tryst with destiny yet again

Indian women miss their tryst with destiny yet again

India suffered its second heartbreak of the new millennium when it lost to England by a mere 9 runs in the 2017 Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s. In 2005, India eves were thrashed by Australia and this time they ran England really close losing by just 9 runs. It was a brilliant tournament and the...

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In Hollywood, Abhay Deol would have been a superstar

In Hollywood, Abhay Deol would have been a superstar

Recently Bollywood actor Abhay Deol took up the issue of racism via our fetish of fairness creams and went after a host of Bollywood stars with their “white” endorsements including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor.While posting a Shahid Kapoor ad, he commented: Shame on you...

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Development politics is finally here to stay!

Development politics is finally here to stay!

From 1947-1964, Congress won almost every election on very name of Jawaharlal Nehru and by virtue of being the freedom party. After it started facing losses 1966 onwards, it adopted the politics of caste, religion and socialism. That’s how things stayed till 1998. From 1998, Prime Minister AB Vajpa...

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Seven reasons why the Samajwadi Party split was inevitable

Seven reasons why the Samajwadi Party split was inevitable

The spat between Samajwadi Party head honcho Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh started off as a real tragedy but has currently played out into a total farce. How that will affect their fortunes in the upcoming Assembly elections remains to be seen. The fault lines...

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All dynasties rise and fall with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty

All dynasties rise and fall with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty

(Indian prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru poses with his daughter Indira Gandhi, 25 February 1961)The spat between Samajwadi Party’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh Yadav is just the latest example of the decay of the political dynasty that once dominated Indian politics. But the tr...

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10 long-term goals of #Demonetization

10 long-term goals of #Demonetization

People are still missing the wood for the trees and are concentrating on short term effects like long queues at banks and ATMs thanks to the Indian government’s recent #Demonetization initiative where old Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes were phased out. This latest move merely happens to be part of a lar...

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The men who killed the mainstream media

The men who killed the mainstream media

(Screenshot from www.drudgereport.com)A bird’s eye view from the Alt-Media where Trump was the odds on favourite from the very beginning… In most parts of the world, nobody has even heard of Matt Drudge, let alone his website Drudge Report (http://drudgereport.com/). But he is one of the most i...

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Confessions of someone totally unaffected by #Demonetization

Confessions of someone totally unaffected by #Demonetization

I am sure that there must be a lot of people who suffered great inconvenience due to the #Demonetization drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However there is also a section of India that has remained by and large unaffected by it. Like many other things, everything has its own pluses and minuses....

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