Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI
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Dear Amit Shah, stop distorting history to explain your failures today: Shashi Tharoor

Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying that the new citizenship law was necessary because the Congress divided India on religious grounds shows he learned nothing in history class, writes Shashi Tharoor.

India’s new Muslim flaunts Tricolour, sings national anthem & isn’t afraid to look Muslim

At Jama Masjid, Muslims pronounced they are Indians first, rejecting the idea that someone can reimagine the basis of the Republic, just because he has majority, writes Shekhar Gupta.

DU friends remember a ‘happy-go-lucky’ Aishwarya Rai, before she married Lalu Prasad’s son

The images of a sobbing, 25-year-old Aishwarya Rai outside the house of former Bihar chief minister and RJD head Lalu Prasad shook her friends and professors in Delhi. To them, this was different from how they remembered her — a “happy-go-lucky” woman. Jyoti Yadav reports.

Kerala is best performing state for education of girls, Uttar Pradesh the worst

Kerala continues to enhance its reputation as one of the country’s best performers as far as social indices are concerned, with the southern state topping the list on the education of girls in India, according to data with the Modi government. Himani Chandna reports that Kerala has an age-specific attendance ratio of 60% for girls at the pre-primary level and 99.5% at the level of class 11 and 12.

Bhagavad Gita wasn’t always India’s defining book. Another text was far more popular globally

Which is the Indian text most widely known in the world? Most will say, without a blink, the Bhagavad Gita. But few know that the Gita’s global fame is a very recent phenomenon. Way before the Bhagavad Gita became global, there was another text that was far more widely read across the Indian subcontinent and the world — it was the Panchatantra, writes Prathama Banerjee.

Arsenic in their chapatis putting Bihar’s rural population at increased cancer risk

Scientists have found that chapatis in rural homes in Bihar contain higher amounts of arsenic than previously estimated, putting the population of areas exposed to the harmful chemical element at an increased risk of cancer. Mohana Basu reports.

Citizenship protests in northeast show Muslims are really on their own in this fight

Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there, writes Zainab Sikander.

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