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Stoic Dhoni: A true victim of intolerance

Stoic Dhoni: A true victim of intolerance

Poor ole MS Dhoni! The Indian ODI and T20 captain had just left behind an extremely miserable year where he didn’t win a single series and lost Chennai Super Kings, the IPL team he had so painstakingly built from scratch. Now the New Year has rewarded him with a non-bailable warrant for a case that ...

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Time to snap all ties with Pakistan immediately?

Time to snap all ties with Pakistan immediately?

After the audacious attack on Pathankot Air Force Station by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, one cannot help but thinking that (forget talks) why can't we unilaterally snap 100% links with Pakistan?What if we recalled all our citizens and then decided to shut down all their emba...

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How everybody loves Arun Jaitley!

How everybody loves Arun Jaitley!

What connects BJP patriarch LK Advani, the late former minister Madhavrao Scindia of the Congress and JDU leader Sharad Yadav?They were all clients of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he used to practice law.What connects bitter rivals Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola in India?You guessed it. It’s Jaitley...

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National Herald Case: Is this the end-game for Sonia Gandhi?

National Herald Case: Is this the end-game for Sonia Gandhi?

When Subramanian Swamy first made the National Herald case allegations, the Congress challenged him to move court. That has proved to be a very costly challenge indeed.Sonia Gandhi is 69-years-old and not in good health (thanks to her mystery illness which no major media house dared to take up). How...

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The climate talks fraud and why India won't do much

The climate talks fraud and why India won't do much

The United Nations Climate Change Conference was first held in Berlin in 1995. Also known as the Conference of the Parties (COP), it became an annual affair (though 2001 had two). While Berlin was called COP1, recently COP21 was held in Paris in 2015. It has taken them this long just to reach a...

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How long will PM Modi let Legislative pandemonium rule?

How long will PM Modi let Legislative pandemonium rule?

Many supporters of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are absolutely astounded as to how the Lok Sabha is being disrupted day in and day out without any work being done and any bills being passed. Modi seems to have zero control.Now doesn't the BJP have a good 280 seats for a comfortable major...

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8 reasons why #DelhiOddEvenLogic will totally fail!

8 reasons why #DelhiOddEvenLogic will totally fail!

On the face of it, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to have cars with odd and even number plates to run on alternate dates is brilliant. With half of the traffic off the roads every day, there will be lesser jams and air pollution levels will come down.However there are many reas...

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Time to shut down the FTII?

Time to shut down the FTII?

Before the current protests by the students of the Film and Television Institute of India over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman, not many people were aware of its status.Many thought that the FTII was a private affair and were surprised to find that it was a government institution, fu...

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Why the super intolerant are crying intolerance

Why the super intolerant are crying intolerance

In school I remember the chapters on Communism would just go on and on. Comintern. First International. Second International. Russian Revolution. Chinese Revolution. Socialism.Marxism… I never understood my history textbooks’ fascination with Communism even though India wasn’t a Communist State...

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Is Nitish legalizing prohibition or bootlegging?

Is Nitish legalizing prohibition or bootlegging?

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to enforce Prohibition (banning alcohol) from April 1, 2016 could be a grade one disaster for the State, more so since Jungle Raj has already begun. When even developed countries have struggled with Prohibition, then what hope is there for a backward Stat...

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