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India’s southern states are reeling under drought, but it still didn’t become a poll issue

Four southern states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu — have been gripped by drought, and people blame politicians for ignoring them.
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Now linked to Sri Lanka terror, here’s how south India became a hotbed of radicalisation

Since the 1990s, groups such as Al-Ummah, PFI & Indian Mujahideen have emerged in southern India and been accused and convicted of radicalisation and terror.
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Indian govt won’t be any different from British if Hindus can’t manage their own temples

A tradition that started with the British wanting to control Indian temples’ riches continues even today.
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Modi created India’s north-south divide, Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad will unite them

Rahul Gandhi has shown his intent that he can be the bridge that repairs this growing north-south divide within the country under Modi’s rule.
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Not just a ‘safe seat’ for Rahul Gandhi, Congress sees Wayanad as key to its southern revival

Congress confirmed Sunday morning that the party president will also contest from Wayanad in Kerala, besides his traditional seat, Amethi.
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Why the women’s march for prohibition in Karnataka was bound to fizzle out

The women had pinned their hopes on CM Kumaraswamy but various factors are at play, from a liquor lobby & huge revenues to even history being against them. 
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By 2050, more than 20% of people in south India will be over 65. And that spells trouble

A State Bank of India report says this will put pressure on these states’ infrastructure, and widen income distribution gap between the south and north.
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Brash Delhi vs laidback Bengaluru: How India’s party scene changes with the zone

The nightlife culture of India has undergone a sea change in the last 10 years, and there is no one way the country kicks up its heels.

‘Progressive’ south India is catching up with the north when it comes to honour killings

The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.

What the history of foreign invasions tell us about suicides across India

On suicide rates, there is a clear divide between north and south India.

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?