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After tasting spectacular success in Gujarat, the 22-year old Patidar (Patel) leader Hardik Patel, clamouring for either bringing his prosperous community within the ambit of OBC reservations or scrap

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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray
Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

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Mohan Guruswamy
Mohan Guruswamy

Your eyes do not deceive you. An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that ...

S. Nihal Singh
S. Nihal Singh

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Anand K. Sahay
Anand K. Sahay

Nations need diplomacy, or they’ll be readying for war all the time; Prime Minister Narendra ...

Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

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Aakar Patel
Aakar Patel

To understand the Patidar, or Patel, stir in Gujarat, let us look at the background.

Dilip Cherian
Dilip Cherian

It’s a big change. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Centre has directed that Indian ...

Pavan K. Varma
Pavan K. Varma

On May 10, 2013, Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha of the Supreme Court said that the Central Bureau of ...

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Father Dominic Emmanuel
Father Dominic Emmanuel

Pope Francis has declared that hereafter 1st September be observed as “World Day of Prayer” for ...

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Figures killed the scam

Chhattisgarh’s PDS scam sparked a political hurricane threatening to unseat Raman Singh, the three-time Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister of the state.

As frenzy over a young girl’s presumed murder three years ago gripped the media, I wracked my brains to think if I had ever met Sheena Bora while visiting my son when he lived in Bandra, Mumbai.

A great Zen master, in charge of the monastery of Mayu Kagi, owned a cat, who was the real love of his life.