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Hair transplants don’t work for balding women. But don’t lose heart

Even if a woman decides to go under the knife and get a hair transplant, the chances of newly placed hair falling off are very high.

Iran’s people have begun an irreversible process—tearing off the theocratic veil

Iran’s ruling establishment will fight to the end. Locked in confrontation with the West, its leaders know they are on the edge of an existential threat.

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.

Longest CJI only served for seven years. Real changes need continuity in leadership

CJI UU Lalit made the Supreme Court stand on a better footing in just 73 days. With a longer tenure, he would have been able to achieve more for the judiciary at large.

Lalai Singh published Periyar in Hindi. But he’s still not a social justice hero in North India

Lohia-BSP-led social justice movement in North India had a different frame and trajectory than in the South. Periyar and Lalai Singh didn't fit in them.

Modi govt and SC are locked in a battle where each wants to set the boundary for the other

The standoff between SC and Modi govt over the selection process of election commissioners comes after Kiren Rijiju's remark that only in India do the judges appoint judges.

Ayushmann Khurrana, pick right scripts. Don’t call India homophobic

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan found success and appreciation among the audiences. So who is he complaining about?

Mean or nice? It’s time for India to decide what kind of economic policy it wants to follow

Hypocrisies of yesterday’s rule-makers contribute to India’s nationalist impulse, but it must choose if it wants to be admired for its soft power or be seen as an arbitrary state.

War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.

Doordarshan lies underused. Modi govt needn’t target private TV channels for social content

Household reach and public trust are not the problems. DD's lack of financial autonomy and its inability to produce relevant content is a concern.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.