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Why an Early Election Has Become a Political Compulsion for Narendra Modi?

The “secular” realm – jobs, prices, the economy, living conditions – is trumping the world of perverse ideas delivered slickly through clever propaganda disseminated by fanatical Hindutva outfits and a section of the fawning media. Rulers seldom know what’s happening, do they? They have the intelligence apparatus and their party …

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As Elections Near, Rattled Sangh Parivar Plays Polarisation Game to Recover Lost Ground

There is no mistaking a new sense of urgency in the BJP and the larger Sangh parivar. The results in the Gujarat elections and Rajasthan bypolls point to rising popular dissatisfaction with the party. Eight state-level elections, including in Rajasthan and Karnataka, are on the way and by May next …

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When A Man Is Killed But The Woman Is The Victim

Whether it be Hadiya, who was more fortunate than poor Ankit who was brutally killed by his girl friends family, the issue is not just about religion but more about the patriarchal and intolerant approach towards the rights of the girl child. Hadiya’s father tried her to lock her up …

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Indian Richie Mukesh Ambani’s Army Of Expats At Jio

Over the past six years, Reliance Industries has hired many expats to innovate and differentiate at the world’s fastest-growing Telco. Ask any Reliance Jio insider and you will be told Building TC-22 at the Jio headquarters in Navi Mumbai is where the action is. On the seventh floor is Mukesh …

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Telangana Among Top Five Exporting States In India

The youngest State of the country, Telangana tops in driving the export economy of the country along with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. The Economic Survey – 2018 states that these five States account for 70 per cent of exports. In the first three years itself India’s youngest state …

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India’s Banks And Insurers Continue To Harass Customers Over Aadhaar

Even as reports of leaks in India’s biometric identity database, Aadhaar, spook those who’d like to keep their finances private, lenders and insurance companies are browbeating customers into linking their bank accounts with it. In their zeal to meet the supreme court-designated March 31, 2018, deadline, the firms are either …

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Who’s Outraging Against The Daily Insults To The National Flag In India?

No one seems to feel insulted by the fact that scores of children only ever get to wave the flag while selling it at a traffic junction. The Indian external affairs minister set new standards in foreign affairs when she threatened a global e-commerce giant with a visa ban through …

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A Job In The Corporate IT Sector: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Waking up to the alarm in the morning, running across the house to get ready and struggling in the public transport to reach office! This is what the life of most Indians typically looks like. Except for those who own businesses or are self-employed, most Indians are employed with some …

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Who Is Running The ‘Orchestrated Wine And Cheese Campaign’ Against Aadhaar In The Supreme Court?

Defenders of Aadhaar have called opposition to it an organised campaign stemming from paranoia. But a look at the petitioners proves it is anything but. Just last week, UIDAI’s former chairman Nandan Nilekani called the opposition to Aadhaar, an “orchestrated campaign”. A few days before that, an editorial in an …

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Is The Censor Board Redundant Now? Why Are States Banning ‘Padmavat’ Screening?

The manner is which several Indian states are banning the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat even after the Central Board of Film Certification has passed it following the slight change in its title, it would appear that these states have themselves decided to become state censor boards unto themselves, …

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