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People in front of Jama Masjid during month of Ramadan | Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

Everyone has got it wrong in the Ramadan-Ramzan debate. And no, it’s not about Wahhabism

Explaining the shift from Ramzan to Ramadan in India as an influence of Saudi brand of Islam or Wahhabism is shockingly superficial.
Polio immunization in lucknow

Iron tablets, polio-drug vials will soon come with labels in Hindi, other Indian languages

The proposal focuses on iron tablets and polio drops as they are the drugs most commonly administered to children at government centres.
A still from 'Roti' | Youtube

Roti and Rajesh Khanna: When a Bollywood film took melodrama to new heights

Hindi films have an unceasing connection to mythological tales. But in the hands of someone like Manmohan Desai, they turn into great entertainment.

Not about numbers: Why Abu Dhabi labour court chose Hindi over Malayalam

Hindi has emerged as a medium of communication among the workforce not only from India but also from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in UAE.
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Hindi is now third official language in Abu Dhabi courts

The move aims at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier.
Mallika Sherawat in 'Mayya Mayya', Guru | YouTube

Waqt, chaawal and Bollywood — the deep relationship between Indians and Arabs

Contact between nations is not only wrapped in history books, but celebrated every moment by people through words and expressions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event | PIB

When it comes to family, if only Karan Johar and Narendra Modi saw eye to eye

Modi needs to watch Indian TV serials to know that ‘family’ isn’t a dirty word.
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Algu Rai Shastri: The socialist who vociferously denounced English as a foreign language

Algu Rai Shastri, a member of the Constituent Assembly, was against forced religious conversions and known for denouncing views of religious minorities.
Mughal-e-Azam | YouTube

Urdu sounds are disappearing from Bollywood songs

The gradual decline of Urdu diction in Bollywood songs from Mughal-e-Azam to My Name is Khan
File photo of Mohammad Rafi | Commons

Mohd Rafi was the voice that would soothe our broken hearts

Shammi Kapoor, possibly Bollywood’s first dancing star, might not have been able to woo Sharmila Tagore without Rafi’s songs.

On Camera

Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.