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How Samantha Ruth Prabhu pullled a Kangana Ranaut on Koffee with Karan

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Samantha Prabhu just did a Kangana Ranaut on Koffee with Karan couch. And she’s not wrong

There have only been two women movie stars who have taken on Karan Johar sitting on the Koffee with Karan couch—Kangana Ranaut and Samantha Prabhu. Both have bravely called out their powerful Bollywood host for hypocrisy, writes Nidhima Taneja.

Take care, Rajiv Gandhi told Prabhakaran. Even gave bulletproof vest before Sri Lanka Accord

Prabhakaran entered the accord thinking it would get him Eelam. Jayawardene hoped it would end violence in Lanka. And Rajiv Gandhi had good intentions for the Tamils, Vandana Menon, Humra Laeq, and Raghav Bikhchandani write.

‘Substandard equipment, no repair’ — Modi govt’s ‘Buy Indian’ credo has scientists exasperated

Indian scientists point to what they claim is a lack of quality control in the Government e-Marketplace (GeM), the need for precision in scientific equipment, and the inordinate delays that mark procurement of even proprietary items, to make a case for easier procurement norms, reports Abantika Ghosh.

Mauritius ‘snooping’ scandal — the ‘moustache man’ from India in the centre of the storm

The snooping scandal that has had Mauritius in its grip since June — and which has also dragged India into it — has now spiralled out of control, with opposition parties in the island nation accusing Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of “high treason”. Calls for Jugnauth’s resignation have grown louder, writes Nayanima Basu.

Not Pakistan or China, India needs a ‘surgical strike’ on a new threat—military suicide

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said there had been 819 military suicides over the last five years. India’s losing its most important asset, writes Ashok Kumar.

Rich Indians turn secessionist, giving up citizenship. ‘Nationalism’ poor man’s burden

There are some obvious explanations for the rich and endowed Indians, who benefit the most from Indian democracy, leaving their own country, writes Dilip Mandal.

Can you beat Modi’s BJP? Not impossible, but only if you win back enough Hindu voters

The future challenger to Modi will be somebody who can bring the Hindus and Muslims together again. The Hindus as Hindus, not broken caste groups, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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