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Feminism, lite

Chetan Bhagat has written his seventh novel and this time he has added another bauble to Brand Bhagat. He’s gone feminist, he claims.

03 Nov 2016 3:05 PM

Cyrus Mistry should have acted in a more dignified manner: Deven Choksey

Deven Choksey, promoter, K.R. Choksey Group, says that the Tata Group could have avoided the issue it had with its chairman Cyrus Mistry from coming into the public domain.

30 Oct 2016 6:34 AM

‘The BSP and SP have no chance... Congress will come to power in UP’

Dr Sanjay Singh, chairman of the Congress Campaign Committee, speaks with Ashhar Khan about the exit of Congress’ former Uttar Pradesh state president Dr Rita Bahuguna Joshi and its ramifications for the grand old party in the poll-bound state.

23 Oct 2016 1:51 AM

Feminism, lite

Hi, congratulations on your book. smiles You’ve said that you spoke with 100 girls as part of research for your book Ya

22 Oct 2016 10:31 PM

Triple talaq works for women and not always against them: Asma Zehra

As the issue of ‘triple talaq’ rages over the uniform civil code, Teena Thacker spoke to Asma Zehra, working committee member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), to understand why has it become a political flashpoint.

16 Oct 2016 5:26 AM

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‘Pak Army’s chaffing. It will try to take revenge, we should be ready.’

A keen Pakistan watcher, Gopalaswami Parthasarathy, former Indian high commissioner in Islamabad, talks to Sanjib Kr Baruah about the turbulent dynamics between t

09 Oct 2016 1:44 AM

‘The fight with Pakistan is an ideological fight’

P. Muralidhar Rao, BJP national general secretary feels that fight with Pakistan is an ideological fight.

25 Sep 2016 1:36 AM

For once, I forgot that I’m disabled: Deepa Malik

Call her a specially-abled athlete who became India’s first woman to win a Paralympic medal last week, or a 45-year-old mother of two with extraordinary grit and determination, but Deepa Malik

20 Sep 2016 6:19 AM

‘Let farmers from both states decide’

Dr A Ravindra, chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development, Bengaluru, says in an interview to B.R.

20 Sep 2016 12:12 AM

‘People have had enough of the BSP and SP... they want change’

The battle for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. In the gruelling heat and dust of the election campaign, new UP Congress chief Raj Babbar speaks to Ashhar Khan from Balrampur during his yatra about his ideas, challenges and how to revive a number four party in Uttar Pradesh.

19 Sep 2016 4:21 AM

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‘This is a jumla sarkar, which is out to steal from the common man...’

The RSS vs Rahul Gandhi fight is out in the open with the case all set to go to trial.

11 Sep 2016 1:05 AM

Didi smiles, Akhilesh sulks

LADY LUCK BY DIDI’S SIDE

05 Sep 2016 5:34 AM

‘It’s a phase of closer ties with the US without any secret strings attached’

Lalit Mansingh, former Indian foreign secretary and ambassador to the United States, talks about the importance of US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit to New Delhi. In an interview with Sridhar Kumaraswami, he explains what the visit means for India in pursuit of its strategic goals.

04 Sep 2016 6:24 AM

‘Poor women are exploited in the name of surrogacy... It must end’

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, cleared by the Union Cabinet, has been criticised by doctors and gay rights activists as “anti-liberal”. DR Soumya Swaminathan, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, who had an important role in drafting the bill, in a candid talk with Teena Thacker justifies the new legislation citing how it will end exploitation of poor and vulnerable, and will actually help needy infertile Indian couples.

28 Aug 2016 1:26 AM

We don’t have adequate political will, says Kailash Satyarthi

Sanjay Basak: Tell us about your journey as a relentless crusader of child rights. What do you think about the present child labour law

22 Aug 2016 1:25 AM

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‘Redrawing boundaries would open Pandora’s Box’

Ashley J. Tellis was in India to give a series of talks.

18 Aug 2016 4:04 PM

‘There is accumulated anger in Kashmir... Delhi failed to deliver’

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, 4-time lawmaker and credible face of Left politics in predominantly Muslim Jammu and Kashmir. He is also the State Secretary of CPIM

14 Aug 2016 1:34 AM

‘After GST, states must have the right to charge surcharge or cess’

Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist) says that the GST Amendment Bill is only the first step in the implementation of GST.

07 Aug 2016 1:02 AM

‘Amendment to child labour bill is regressive. There are major flaws.’

Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel laureate and child rights campaigner for over three decades, criticises the newly amended child labour bill that permits children to be confined to work inste

31 Jul 2016 4:54 AM

Uttar Pradesh wants change, growth, and BJP will provide both: Udit Raj

Udit Raj, BJP MP and national chairman of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, admitted that he has been flooded with calls from across the country over the Una inciden

24 Jul 2016 7:32 AM

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