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  • Blog: The High Price Of Trump's Visa Policies
    The month of May is graduation time here in Dubai, too. The seniors at the university where I teach happily toss their mortarboards into the air and pose for selfies, as seniors do annually. But this year something is different: When I ask the new grads where they will go for their summer internships or jobs or even vacations, I'm hearing much more...
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  • Opinion: The Danger Of Becoming Jammu vs Kashmir
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Let us move forward with whom we can - but let us move forward. We cannot remain mired in denial.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Don't Look Back In Anger: Running To Keep Manchester United
    Gauri Datta Gupta
    This is no ordinary Sunday and today's Great Manchester Run is no ordinary marathon. Each one here has defied the severe threat warning called after the concert carnage and is here to display the famed Northern grit. It's a gamble they are willing to wager to keep the spirit of this inclusive, historic, shaken city aloft.
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  • Blog: My Abusive Marriage And What I Learnt From It
    Meena Kandasamy
    As women, we tend to look past these taunts and barbs and admonitions about our clothes or the length and state of our hair. We forgive our boyfriends or husbands for their uncultivated tastes, their conservative choices, their religious upbringing, their rural origins or their political positions.
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  • Opinion: 6 Lessons I?ve Learnt As An MP Including Perils Of Khan Market
    Derek O'Brien
    To be honest, six years in parliament have taught me something new almost every day. Here are six lessons from these past six years.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Modi Government Seeks To Impose A Food Code On Indians
    Brinda Karat
    The attempts to impose a food code on Indians by the saffron brigade has now been taken forward by the central government in the form of an atrocious amendment to the Rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Issued on May 25, on the eve of the celebrations of the completion of three years of the Modi Government, it symbolizes the irrat...
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  • Opinion: Who Is Leaking Documents To Kapil Mishra And Why?
    Ashutosh
    In the advertising world, sponsored programmes are routine. They are simply an attempt to promote a specific product or an activity. The names of the sponsors are mostly known and the product is clearly identified. But for the last three decades, the word "sponsor" has become much maligned. In India, it is most often known in the realm of terrorism...
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  • Blog: The Sachin Tendulkar And Dhoni Films Tell Us Nothing We Don't Already Know
    Rohit Khilnani
    There were no dressing room conversations - journalists say that's where the real stories are. If cricketers have had their share of problems, which is only natural, why hide them as if they never happened? If I wanted to watch a happy film with a happy ending, I would rather go for a Karan Johar film
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  • Blog: What It's Really Like To Attend A Salman Khan Event
    Rohit Khilnani
    What drives most of us up the wall is something that happened even yesterday at the trailer launch of Tubelight. For over an hour, while we were seated, we had to listen to the same song over and over again - yesterday, the song Radio from Tubelight played on loop
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  • Opinion: Decoding Brad Pitt's Encounter With Shah Rukh Khan
    Raja Sen
    The difference between the two kinds of moviemaking is rarely expressed in such sharp relief as the chat Brad Pitt and Shah Rukh Khan had in a Mumbai hotel on Wednesday. Organised by Netflix ahead of the worldwide release of War Machine - produced by Pitt's production company, Plan B productions - the event was kept impressively under wraps
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  • Opinion: Modi Government At 3 Years Out-Scores Vajpayee's
    Chandan Mitra
    This article is not aimed at narrating the achievements of three years of Narendra Modi's government. This is an attempt to underline the transformational quality of his governance.
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  • Blog: Let's Be Honest - Deepika, Ash Got It All Wrong At Cannes
    Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava
    There must be something in the air at Cannes. How else do you explain why one of the most gorgeous faces around makes a mandatory faux pas appearance or three every year at the French Riviera?
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  • Opinion: The End For Indian Outsourcers - Or A Chance For Rebirth?
    The Indian information technology industry generates $150 billion in revenue but is facing an existential crisis largely of its own making because it became complacent and overconfident even as technologies and markets changed.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Why The <i>Baahubali</i> Films Have Enthralled India
    Mukul Kesavan
    The Baahubali story sets out a code made up of cod-feudal virtues and makes its characters live by it. Central to this code is the inviolability of sworn oaths, the sacred udder bond between mothers and sons, the unswerving fealty of slaves, and above all, the ideal of the absolute yet benevolent king.
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  • Opinion: On Nuclear Front, Modi Government Redeems Itself A Little
    Yashwant Sinha
    The government of India has finally decided to go ahead and set up ten nuclear reactors to produce 7,000 MWe of electricity at the rate of 700 MWe each. All these reactors will be pressurized heavy water reactors and will be indigenously produced. We are celebrating because never before has the construction of so many reactors been cleared in one g...
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