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What decades of economic reforms couldn’t do, Arvind Kejriwal has done with one flight: transformed the image of the country overnight, hitherto perceived as an emerging third world economy, but now perceived as an affluent, first world country with high living standards. “We got India wrong. Completely wrong,” admitted World Bank economist, Martion Ravillion. “When [...]

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In what could turn out to be a seminal moment in India’s Constitutional Democracy, Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan has decided to appoint the Supreme Court’s newly constituted Social Justice bench as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha. The NDA is set to move the relevant amendments to the Constitution in this [...]

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N Srinivasan’s legal team has filed a review petition with the highest (unofficial) judicial forum of the land, Arnab’s NewsHour, after the Supreme Court pulled up the beleaguered cement baron during ongoing hearings and cast doubts over the feasibility of his continuing as BCCI President. Srini’s legal ace Kapil Sibal downplayed the Supreme Court’s critical [...]

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With even the Modi sarkar now getting accused of executing cute little U-turns on a number of pre-poll, high on rhetoric, low on substance poll promises, the term ‘U-turn’ is now a much bandied about phrase in the Indian political lexicon. Given its wide currency and applicability to all political personalities and ideologies, whether secular [...]

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When an ordinary person gets trapped in an elevator, he/she presses the red button if there’s one, or calls someone he/she knows to arrange for rescue. Then he/she waits patiently, perhaps with a hint of anxiety, until the rescue team arrives and gets him/her out. Now how might our celebrities respond if they happen to get trapped [...]

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Everybody knows that Arnab Goswami’s “The Newshour” is undoubtedly the most-watched news show in Indian television, none more than those who watch Times Now and get reminded of this every 10 minutes. But now, Newshour has earned itself another place in history – pirated DVDs of the high-decibel news entertainment show are outselling Bollywood movies starring [...]

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Thane college student Areem Bajeed, who returned to India after fighting for the Islamic State, has announced that he’ll now float a political party and fight against communal forces that threaten the secular fabric of India. “Aaj India mein Secularism khatre mein hai [Today secularism in India is in danger],” said Areem, at a press [...]

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Things are finally looking up for AAP, and no, this is not a quote from Yogendra Yadav. Riding on high on the success of getting #MufflerMan to trend for a week and fueling a spate of memes, the AAP cyber-cell has pulled off another coup by landing Arvind Kejriwal the plum role of Muffler Man [...]

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As part of a radical image overhaul and last ditch attempt to revive the sagging political fortunes of India’s grand old party, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has rechristened himself as Rahul Nehru. “We felt we could milk the Nehru 125th birth anniversary thing a bit more,” disclosed chief party strategist, Jairam Ramesh. “So I asked [...]

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In a strong show of unity, Congress leaders from across the nation have joined hands to urge Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to create Facebook accounts so that they can dedicate “Say Thanks” videos to them and demonstrate their loyalty. The demand was made in an AICC meeting convened by the Congress High Command [...]

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