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New York Times reporter who had dissed Delhi as unlivable gets it wrong again

For the second time in 4 months, The New York Times has issued corrections for stories reported by Gardiner Harris.
Image of the sobbing 'son' which went viral | Twitter

Deceased sewage worker’s ‘wife’ is his aunt, sobbing ‘son’ a cousin who called him ‘Papa’

Anil’s parents claim that ‘wife’ Rani is doing all this for money, landlord Rammo confirms they lived together and ‘considered themselves married’.
bishop Franco Mulakkal

Jalandhar bishop who ‘raped’ Kerala nun wields great influence over Punjab’s Christians

Franco Mulakkal heads the Jalandhar diocese, a powerful body that promotes all Catholic Christian activities in several districts of Punjab and Himachal.
Manual Scavenging

Twitter users raise Rs 24 lakh for family of deceased Delhi sewage worker

Donation began after a photo of the 37-year-old worker’s son next to his corpse was widely shared on Twitter.
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: The novelist who gave heartbreak a new name

This weekend marked the 142nd birth anniversary of a Chattopadhyay, a literary giant who passed away in 1938.    

The airport of the future is here. And it doesn’t need humans

Singapore's Changi has built an entire terminal to test airport bots of the future. London & Tokyo are also exploring automation.
Meat market

There’s no meat to the argument that India is a vegetarian nation

Vegetarianism in India has been gradually becoming less strict over the past 30 years.
Rihanna’s lingerie show

Rihanna’s lingerie show was not a typical one

The women were tall and short, big and small. They were of all colours and sported plenty of tattoos.
The exhibition at India International Center in New Delhi | By special arrangement

Vanishing ways: A photographer sets out to freeze northeast’s dying traditions

Shyamal Datta’s photographs depict the different daily rituals of different tribes, with fire emerging as a recurring theme.

More than husbands, educate moms-in-law if you want to change arranged marriages in India

A study by the Indian Statistical Institute finds that a husband's mother-in-law's education levels can predict inter-caste marriage. 

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.