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Why fewer babies are born on New Year’s, Christmas & other holidays

If you are born on New Year’s or April Fools’ Day, take some comfort in knowing the relative rarity of your birth makes you more special.
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‘Santa’ Modi wants to see citizenship documents & BJP’s ‘CAA-NRC’ elves are on a mission

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Vegan, alcohol-free Christmas is replacing tradition this year

A rough estimate suggests that across UK's big supermarket chains, meat-free offerings of traditional Christmas fare are up by anything between 40% and 400% this year.
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Twitter outcry over Amazon’s Auschwitz Christmas ornaments raises a bigger question

Companies like Amazon.com Inc., which took down Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments from its site, may need to draw a line when it comes to selling third-party merchandise.

3 teen siblings from Telangana die in fire during Christmas celebrations in US

The three siblings from Telangana were visiting an American family in Tennessee for Christmas.
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The happiness of Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a Christmas party

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
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The introvert’s guide to surviving the festive season and New Year’s Eve

No matter how 2018 has been, on New Year’s Eve, do what makes you truly and deeply happy.
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Imran Khan’s Christmas message shows the fundamental difference between India and Pakistan

Imran Khan’s tweet shows what happens when you grow up in a country whose Constitution is not fundamentally equal.

What have Indian malls done to Santa Claus?

Santas at the mall selling discount coupons don't feel like Christmas anymore.
People buying a Christmas gifts at hill road in Bandra.

India’s mean-spirited war on Christmas

Christmas is the wrong target. It cannot pay for the sins of the church because Christmas has long flown the coop of Christianity. It’s a now consumer festival.

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Tablighi Jamaat will have to change its ways in post-Covid world order

Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.


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5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.