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Milan Vaihnav, Madhav Khosla, Gurmehar Kaur, Nitin Pai and Pankaj Mishra | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

This is the next generation of Indian intellectuals

India's next 51 top intellectuals, as chosen by Ramchandra Guha, Shashi Tharoor, Nandan Nilekani and others.
Baba Ramdev

Patanjali shelves plan to re-launch its ‘swadeshi’ messaging app Kimbho

Promoted amid the Facebook data leaks, Kimbho was promoted as a safe alternative for Indian users’ personal data.
Mahatma Gandhi

Could Gandhi assassination have been stopped? New film raises question

Om Puri-starrer claims there was a conspiracy, and police and key leaders were aware of the plot to kill the Mahatma but remained silent.
Exercise

Plank in 60 seconds: This is what Indian techies are up (or down) to every day

An exercise challenge started by a Tech Mahindra executive has gone viral around the world.
H1-B visa

Bosses, body clocks of your overnight shift workers affects their mental & physical output

A study has found that the performance of 'night owls' & 'morning larks' varied considerably on both cognitive and physical tasks.

Momo Challenge, braid chopping, Blue Whale: A year of fear and panic in India

Mass hysteria breaks out in India every few years and is increasingly being fuelled by paranoia about the internet.
PUBG

PUBG — where Indians are going to game, release anger, and even find love

Battle-thirsty video game PUBG is every young Indian gamer's favourite. But, it isn't all about violence, the game offers a chance for romance & more.
Time Magazine

Three Indian-origin students named among Time’s 25 most influential teens of 2018

Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George were named for spearheading development in the field of health.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A peacenik, Nehru courted controversy for using force to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule

On Indian armed forces were able to capture Goa in a span of two days with negligible pushback, liberating it on 19 December, 1961. 
Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan, the empress who wielded power in the Mughal court and hunted tigers

Nur Jahan was the only Mughal empress who had coins minted with her name on them. She also saved her husband Jehangir from the clutches of rebel leader Mabahat Khan.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.