SHAME, SABASH, SHAME: How our headline changed
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by Arun Ram
2d ago
A peaceful election is often a boring one for journalists. Not that we enjoy violence; just that we miss the adrenaline rush when the story is all about percentages. It gets more boring when some ..read more
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Becoming an enlightened citizen of India that is Bharat: Imbibing commitment to spirit of fundamental duties & work as worship
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by Sunil Kumar
2d ago
1. Our Challenge: i) How do we describe, if not define an enlightened citizen of India that is Bharat? ii) How do we ‘Be & Make Mentors’! 2. Enlightened Citizen: Besides the present teaching in schools and ..read more
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Romanticizing the Indian elections for the genZs
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by Shruti Dwivedi
2d ago
It was the sunset of November 2021 in Dharamkot, HP which got me romanticizing life over a steaming cup of chocolate milk, carrot cake, and the most nostalgic Jazz cafe collection! I vividly recall that ..read more
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Young, bored and not voting
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by Dipankar Gupta
4d ago
No surprise that only 38% of 18-year-olds bothered to register as voters. They respond to a good contest or a cause. Both are missing in these elections Only 38% of the freshly minted 18-year-olds have ..read more
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That’s enough: Israel, Iran should now stand down
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by TOI Edit
4d ago
Again sending the international community into a tizzy, Israel reportedly carried out a direct strike against Iran yesterday. Although Tel Aviv hasn’t officially owned up to the strike – which unconfirmed reports say was carried ..read more
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Back to Balasaheb
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by Sumeet Mhaskar
1w ago
In Maharashtra, BJP’s pluses are its two terms at the Centre & a resource-rich campaign. Its problem is fashioning a state-level Hindutva-nativist narrative Without invoking Bal Thackeray’s name, there is no Hindutva in Maharashtra. And ..read more
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Churn in church as Kerala goes to polls
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by Disney Tom
1w ago
Price of rubber to Manipur violence, control of parishes to ‘love jihad’, the influential Christian clergy is talking up many issues, in many, competing voices Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the Church in Kerala is ..read more
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Noora Kushti, West Asian style: Oil prices fell after Iran’s attack. That suggests Iranians were perhaps coordinating with US & Israel. So, a global economic headache is unlikely
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by Somnath Mukherjee
1w ago
Noora Kushti, a term widely used in the Gangetic plains of India, has Persian (modern-day Iran) origins. Broadly, it means a fixed fight, or pretending to fight (while fooling a target audience). The world in ..read more
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Here’s a hot button election issue: Will soaring temperatures keep people from voting? 2019 data offers some clues
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by Nandita Sengupta
1w ago
The joke goes that Sheohar in Bihar logged 45 – for both temperature (°C) on polling day and turnout (%). It may soon not be a joke, given the number of constituencies where turnout and ..read more
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Cash trumps culture: Small states are relatively out of fashion these days because politicians now understand economic realities
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by TOI Edit
1w ago
Campaigning in western UP, BSP chief Mayawati said her party will take concrete steps to spin-off the region into a separate state. She held similar views when she was CM of UP. There may be ..read more
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