Perhaps Shankaracharya Swaroopanand knows best why faith can’t be questioned. Then why has he started this unwarranted debate over ‘Sai’ who never claimed he was God? Read more

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On the face of it, the 15th Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi managed to reduce the average age of his ministry by inducting some bright young faces. Read more

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Politics is all about imponderables. On Jan 19, 2013, the Congressmen clapped and cheered Rahul Gandhi after he was declared the vice president of the grand old party. They saw their future in him. A day later, his emotional speech made many literally cry. Read more

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Now that Narendra Modi is all set to move from Gujarat to New Delhi, analyses are bound to flood the media space on how he manipulated his way across the country, even in areas where the BJP had failed to plant their lotus since it came into existence. Read more

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That was what Kushwant Singh fans felt when they met at Lucknow office of Hindustan Times to pay their tribute to the great Sardar of Indian journalism amidst fond memories of his satire and humour, something which is scarcely available today. Read more

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Mulayam Singh Yadav’s atrocious statement on ‘boys will be boys…’ followed by his Mumbai representative Abu Asim Azmi’s definition of Islam and women rightly enraged the country. Their own kin had to come forward to undo the damage done by what was rightly construed as defence of rapists. But perhaps it was too late. Read more

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‘I love my face’, said Laxmi and none in the audience could disagree. Minutes before that, Laxmi and other acid attack survivors had literally mesmerised the audience with their poise and resolve. Read more

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I often find fault with people who eulogise women as ‘durga’, ‘Jhansi ki rani’ ‘mamata ki murti’ but are unwilling to accept them as a human being with a right to live with dignity. But today I realise there is something about these titles. Read more

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Even the new entrant, the commoner among the veterans in the ensuing battlefield, also thinks the voters are a vulnerable lot with ephemeral memory. Read more

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Senior IAS officers recently took offence at being called babus as they said it smacked of disrespect and thus was derogatory. Read more

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