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The Politics of Language

With Lok Sabha polls a few months away, enterprising Karnataka politicians are trying to create political capital by throwing their weight behind pro-Kannada causes...

GD Agarwal’s death will not go in vain

By Rashme Sehgal Professor GD Agarwal’s death on Thursday will not go in vain. Already, another swami by the name of Swami Gopal Das has...

The Atal – Advani team and the relations between the duo: It’s complicated

By Seema Guha BJP stalwarts Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani’s friendship is well known and much celebrated. The relationship was complex, and often strained...

The Power of Speech

~By Dilip Bobb Much has been made of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament, culminating in the hug-wink combo. If politicians have one requirement, it is...

It was Mountbatten who took the Kashmir case to UN, not Nehru: Saifuddin Soz

~By Rashme Sehgal Former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz book ‘Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle’ strongly emphasises on the need for...

The Media: Manufacturing Consent

~By Dilip Bobb Back in 1988, Noam Chomsky co-authored a book titled Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.  The book laid down...

Shrugging the burden of heritage

~By Nikhil Kumar We all know of a company that came to trade and went on to occupy a sub-continent. Now, we have companies that...

A drug repository for poor cancer patients that provides free medicines – Interview with leading oncologist Dr Sameer Kaul

~By Rashme Sehgal With prices of cancer drugs selling at astronomical rates,  Dr Sameer Kaul, a leading oncologist working at the Apollo Hospital   in  New...

Morphing of the holy cow

Transformation of media mindset in the electronic age - By Col. R Hariharan Journalists in 1970s used shorthand to scribble down reports and typed our stories...

Science Minister Harsh Vardhan lives up to his name, evokes hilarity

By Rajesh Sinha The annual Science Congress has become a venue for great stand up comedy, even since the element of Hindutva was brought into...

Misuse of section 173(8) criminal procedure code by the investigating agencies in cases to extend the custody of accused

By Aabad Ponda There can be no greater and more precious fundamental right than that of freedom and personal liberty which is dear to every...

God help the country: that is Modi government’s unique defence strategy

By Rajesh Sinha Don't be shocked by the headline. Narendra Modi government has in full faith taken recourse to age-old, traditional Indian tactics to safeguard...

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