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Kolkata tragedy not about traffic rules. Are highways ready for Ferraris & Lamborghinis?

If the only lesson we draw from the Ferrari car crash is that a truck did not turn on its indicator, we are being wilfully blind. 

Dear Modi, gen-next leaders will challenge you in 2019

The gen-next leaders are more pragmatic, willing to take risks, and even forego their egos for political survival.

Speaking with the political enemy: 24 hours in the life of Pranab Mukherjee and daughter

As Sharmishtha Mukherjee berates her father, Pranab Mukherjee readies to speak at RSS HQ where Bhagwat invited him a year ago.

Meet the stars of Pakistan’s sitcom – A chief justice, Imran Khan and, of course, the army

Pakistan has serious problems, and is seen as a problem by many in the world. Its affairs should not resemble a television situational comedy.

This Ramzan, let us learn from Ankit Saxena’s father

The time has come to actively try and write the next chapter of history in the tone of amity, and not strife.

Rahul Gandhi hits where it hurts: Farm distress could dethrone Shivraj in MP

Shivraj Singh Chouhan had presented himself as a farm leader all these years. But today, his government’s nervousness is apparent.

Doesn’t Priyanka Chopra know that only Muslims can be terrorists?

The outrage over the latest Quantico episode, which explores ‘Indian terror’, forgets the fact that in the show, Chopra is American protecting US interests

Thanks Miss America for ending the hideous swimsuit round. Now scrap the whole show

Miss America, Miss World, and Miss Universe pageants have drilled rigid beauty ideals into the collective psyche of women and men, generation after generation.

On his death anniversary, remembering the most interesting man I’ve met: Bhindranwale

No man in our post-Independence history has written this country’s present and future like Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. On this day, 34 years ago, died...

Sanitation as government programme or social change: What works better?

Outcomes of a government programme are limited to target achievements. Once a village is declared ODF, attention towards it is likely to reduce. This creates a risk of slipping back into old habits.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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