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How food prices play out in India this year will depend on global inflation and local rains

While a lot has been talked about commodities that have become expensive, not much is being talked about commodities that are selling cheaper than last year.

Modi govt’s rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits fell flat. They’re strangers in their own land

There exists a disconnect between Kashmiri Pandits and the govt. Call it incompetency or ignorance, but in Kashmir, the grim realities don’t reach the top.

Govt, court and Muslims must accept Hindu claim on Gyanvapi to avoid repeat of Ayodhya 1992

Hindu society has been silently and peacefully agitating for the return of the Kashi Vishwanath temple. It's unlikely this resentment and restraint will last longer.

Diet, not fancy hair products, can help stop hair loss. Here’s why

Miracle oils and magic treatments may not come handy when dealing with hair loss. But a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet might.

Modern wars need tech edge. Army’s Integrated Battle Groups will be toothless without it

In the IBGs, third-generation anti-tank and air defence weapons, and loiter ammunition must be available down to unit level.

I was ISI chief, but don’t worry, I will return as Pakistan Army chief: Gen Twitter

I am Pakistan’s unsung hero — I make and break governments. I am everywhere from Kabul to PMO. But Pakistanis don’t care.

Congress can hold a million ‘Chintan Shivirs’ but can’t defeat BJP until Rahul is around

Rahul Gandhi says he knows that only the Congress can defeat the BJP. So why then doesn’t he realise that he is one reason why it hasn’t happened yet?

The world has wronged its oceans, but 2022 can be the year for redemption, says UN

Steady abuse has turned our oceans into a breathless, acerbic mess. Its high time we turned to innovative solutions

Food fights not new to India. Medieval texts show mud-slinging among Jains, Buddhists, Hindus

In the medieval period, meat was being eaten by most, irrespective of religion. And yet religious leaders were criticising others for doing so.

‘Mil Gaye Baba’: In Gyanvapi case, news TV shows which side it’s on — and it’s not news

News channels use repetition to hammer home a point. And so the constant telecast of the ‘shivling’ and the inside of the mosque make viewers believe this is ‘Gyanvapi ka sach’.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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