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Anti defection law and the Indian voter

Anti defection law and the Indian voter

Prior to 1985, the shaky foundations of state governments was riddled by the Aayaram-Gayaram brand of politics where elected legislators...

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Has BJP’s move hit Congress’ master plan in Gujarat?

New Delhi: The appointment of C.R. Patil, a non-Gujarati, as state president of the party by the BJP central leadership...

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Fathers of modern digital computing and nuclear bomb

Alan Turing and Robert J. Oppenheimer were noble souls. Besides being brilliant pioneers of the modern technologies, they had strong...

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President Trump signs orders to lower prescription drug prices

It would allow for the legal importation of cheaper prescription drugs from other nations.   US President Donald Trump on...

The law amidst the politics

The law amidst the politics of defection

In the light of similar political controversies as in Rajasthan, in several other states in the last few years, it...

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England ahead of WI, however lose early wickets on day 4

West Indies hold a commanding 99-run lead over England at the end of a fascinating third day of the first...

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Dependence on China in telecom sector makes India vulnerable

The backbone of India’s crucial wireless infrastructure is full of Chinese equipment from ZTE and Huawei.   Houston: With the...

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Cornering China on Covid will be challenging

India has to balance its relationship with China, but also be a part of the global efforts to investigate into...

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Covid risk incentivises cooperation in Indo-Pacific

China’s neighbour Taiwan has been greatly successful in containing Covid-19. TOKYO: The novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) continues its exponential...

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Indraprastha Medical Corporation is a good stock bet

Though the country is lowly ranked in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, this indicates that there is tremendous...

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A sobering look at how quickly Hitler transformed Germany

Transformation came from both directions: from above, Nazis deployed coercion; and from below, they courted support by cultivating the electorate’s...

Stocking your pantry, the smart way

Stocking your pantry, the smart way

Having a well-stocked pantry is always a good idea, whether you’re looking to throw together pasta with anchovies when there’s...

It’s time to learn the art of listening

It’s time to learn the art of listening

It has become like an epidemic. We hear but do not listen. If we listen, it is in a pre-occupied...

Studies have shown that one sanitary pad could take from 500 to 800 years to decompose as the plastic used is not biodegradable.

How organic sanitary pads are the new game-changer

Menstrual hygiene brands are focusing on starting conversations and breaking stereotypes around the tabboo subject of menstruation. Will it make...

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The curious case of the strangely similar movie titles

Despite what your brain may tell you, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is not the same movie as Sometimes Always Never....

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On my radar: Free for all

This writer is of the opinion that the Aam Aadmi Party’s victory in Delhi was because of freebies. Kejriwal understands...

Why doctors dismiss dizziness

Why doctors dismiss dizziness

Three years ago I wrote an essay for Well about the chronic dizziness that had devastated my life. In response, I received...

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How to incorporate classic blue in your home décor

Classic blue has been named “Pantone Colour of the Year 2020”. The colour is lavish, rich, soothing and down-to-earth shade,...

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If women ruled the world, what would they wear?

A few decades ago, around the time she unveiled her breakthrough work “The Dinner Party” and formulated her animating question...

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On my radar: Controversy with lotus

Akal Takht, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and many Sikh organisations are upset as the revamp plan for Amritsar railway...

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Ukrainian PM offers to quit after tape leak

KIEV: Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered his resignation on Friday after an audio recording suggested he had criticised the president,...

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Khamenei stands by Guards after unrest over downed plane

Dubai: Iran’s supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated...

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Inside The Circle, reality TV gets a social media filter

“Message: ‘Hey girls, hey. I want to start this chat just to get to know all of you. Girls who...

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An Opera of Trench Warfare

Three years ago, on a trip to Johannesburg, I had the chance to watch artist William Kentridge working on a...