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For India-Pakistan talks to go forward they have to discuss a solution to Kashmir

In this excerpt from 'Do We Not Bleed-Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani', journalist Mehr Tarar writes about how India-Pakistan relations can improve

Indian women are constantly ‘adjusting’ for others and it’s crushing them

In this excerpt from 'Chup- Breaking the silence about India’s women', author Deepa Narayan talks about how women are expected take up as little space as possible.

You did not elect a leader to make stunning speeches: NDTV anchor Ravish Kumar

In this excerpt from his book 'The Free Voice', NDTV anchor Ravish Kumar explains why a dissenting citizen is real strength of a democracy. 

Universal adult franchise was the greatest experiment in India’s democratic history

In this excerpt, Ornit Shah explains how electoral democracy, shaped by the imagination of bureaucrats, came to life through universal adult franchise.

Justice Markandey Katju on why shoving corruption by judges under the carpet won’t help

In this excerpt from his book Whither Indian Judiciary, Justice Katju talks about his disclosures about the Madras HC corruption, the true facts and what happened.

Manmohan Singh’s critics privately said he was a ‘super-cabinet secretary’ in UPA govt

In this excerpt from 'Ballot: Ten Episodes that Have Shaped India’s Democracy' author Rasheed Kidwai writes about the various battles in the UPA government. 

Veer Savarkar: The man credited with creating Hindutva didn’t want it restricted to Hindus

In this excerpt from his book 'Why I Am A Hindu', Congress MP Shashi Tharoor explains Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's vision of Hindutva and how it was closely linked with nationalism. 

Drugs, media frenzy and spirituality: When the Beatles visited Rishikesh

In 1968, the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh for spiritual learning. They were mobbed by the Indian media when they arrived.

Understanding the renaissance of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya under Narendra Modi

Shashi Tharoor, in his latest book 'Why I Am A Hindu', has explained how Upadhyaya managed to make his brand of nationalism a more acceptable.

Sit girl, in the corner: Across the world, the many proverbs that keep sexism alive

Around the world, through the ages, there have been norms for how women should conduct themselves.

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Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.