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Holi being played in Mathura (representational image) |PTI

Holi harmony is not for everyone. Archives show how some castes were kept out

Men have been killed, women assaulted, and villages razed during Holi festivities.
Nimki Mukhiya

Colours of Holi and Arnab’s histrionics: Hindi TV serials have it all but you miss Nimki

It is increasingly clear to soap opera addicts that Arnab Goswami & Co. have acquired their talent for ugly histrionics on TV news from Hindi serials.
Students on Holi in Amritsar

There are three things missing from Holi: Consent, personal space, and logic

The main problem is that somewhere Holi caters to the sadism that exists within most Indians.
Holi festivities | Representational image | Flickr

Move over Bhang, the new Holi vice at farmhouse parties is Ecstasy

MDMA has been used as a party drug in India since the 1990s, but its use has spiked recently and spilled over from the party scene to festivals like Holi.
A member of the border security force guards the Babri Masjid |Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison

Historical texts prove that a temple was destroyed in Ayodhya to build the Babri Masjid

The Ayodhya dispute existed right from the day the mandir was destroyed and its materials reused to build a mosque.
Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Not just Nehru, even sister Vijaya Lakshmi had strong reasons to decline UNSC permanent seat

Nehru declined UNSC offers because ensuing entanglements would likely have rendered India a muted marionette in Cold War.
File photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley | Vijay Verma/PTI

Only compulsive contrarians won’t believe these numbers of economic growth, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister has given a report card of the economic growth under Modi govt as compared to its predecessors.
Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

Ties with China would be better had Modi govt avoided taking public stance on thorny issues

Neither NSG membership nor listing of Masood Azhar was intrinsically important enough to turn them into litmus tests of our relationship with China.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?