THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN

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BJP in Delhi looks beyond traders to new voting blocs

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi is exploring “new” voting blocs, fearing unhappiness among...

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Bengal to U.P. river transport in offing

Six cities have been identified for development of water-based passenger transportation in Ganga river.   Water-based passenger transportation may soon...

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Drying Ganga could stall food security and prevent achieving SDGs

Study forecasts that in the absence of interventions, groundwater contribution to the river’s water flow would continue diminishing in the...

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Stand firm on polls in Kashmir

The week just past witnessed the visit of the former President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to India on the...

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Film Review: Into the dark, diabolical world of sex trade

Director: Tabreez Noorani; Starring: Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodia, Adil Hussain, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Rajkummar Rao A...

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Anti-family values inherent in India’s foster-care laws

Child-protection rules in India make no mention of the role of filial ties in the well-being of children, while granting...

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Book on AI is a primer for a sci-fi about to become reality

The two authors warn of the dangers of autonomous weapons, Orwell-esque surveillance state and of an explosion in cybercrime by...

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‘AI will alter the jobs landscape dramatically over the years’

India has tremendous potential to meaningfully enter the race for AI supremacy and become a viable contender, but it still...

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SC stands by the 21st century

Each individual has his or her likes and dislikes, peculiarities and angularities. Unless these be clearly and majorly harmful to...

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Co-working spaces at Delhi cafés now open for business

Delhi has become a hub of co-working spaces over the past few years. The national capital now has startup-friendly cafés,...

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Film Review: Stree manages to juggle humour with horror

Do you believe in ghosts? You’d better, if you live in the Indian town of Chanderi, the setting for Stree, the...

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New childcare laws in India are putting innocents at risk

Child-protection laws in India have become increasingly aggressive and anti-family in spirit with every iteration. And yet, such laws are...

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Uniform code not necessary, nor desirable: Law panel

New Delhi: The Law Commission has suggested certain changes in the marriage and divorce laws that should be uniformly accepted...

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Smart village empowers the differently-abled to stand on their own

Narayan Seva Sansthan runs hospital, orphanage, schools, vocational training institute and centres for physically challenged people, all free of cost....

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SC affirms individual liberty

The bugle has been sounded and the proclamation read out by very civil, left-liberal individuals that India in 2018 has...

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Special treats and activities at these pet-friendly cafés

Pet owners often have to leave their furry friends back at home or make some last-minute arrangement before planning a...

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‘Audiences these days are demanding better content’

Bollywood actress Dipannita Sharma is best known for her roles in movies like 16 December and Ladies vs Ricky Behl. She recently won the first...

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Biggest film of the year from the Northeast

Sanjib Dey’s III Smoking Barrels is being touted as the biggest film of the year from Northeast India. The film’s...

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Juvenile injustice: Dangerous turn in Indian childcare law

By granting extra-legal powers to Child Welfare Committees, the latest foster-care laws in India have set a dangerous precedent, surpassing...

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Vajpayee’s doctrine is a lesson for Imran Khan

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled his 21-member Cabinet. One of the inducted ministers had openly advocated the...

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Next target, the Olympics

The emergence of teenage sensations such as Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker and Hima Das in recent months is proof, if...

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Film fest featuring Brazilian cinema hosted in Delhi

India and Brazil have much more than the BRICS trade agreement in common. And what better way to learn about...

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Five modern yoga styles to enhance physical strength and mental balance

The practice of yoga is believed to have started with the dawn of the Indus-Sarasvati civilisation in Northern India millennia ago,...

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Old age is a curse in India

The swift descent of the elderly in India into non-communicable diseases could have various disastrous consequences.   Old age morbidity...