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Manmohan approved coal block for KSSPL: Ex-coal secretary

Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta on Monday told a special court that then prime minister Manmohan Singh gave the “final approval” for allocation of a coal block to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL). 6 more words


Congress Iron ore freight scam led to loss of Rs 29,236 crore | BTT - INDIA

The Comptroller ans Auditor General (CAG) of India has pegged the loss caused to the Indian Railways in the iron ore transportation scam at Rs 29,237 crore in the five-year period between 2008-2013, when the UPA government was in power. 341 more words


Urbanised republic or ruralist democracy?

“lndia lives in her villages” -Mahatma Gandhi

The telling story of a changing nation has been the identity of India in the post liberalised segment.India still is largely the country of the poor or to be more specific the country of acute class divisions. 691 more words


Cricket stages diplomacy: A study of three ventures

“In the South Asia territory that was once the British Imperial Raj, cricket is more than a game. From the rugged tribal reaches of Baluchistan in western Pakistan to the mangrove forests of Bengal, it is practically a religion, a sport that dominates every open space from the Iran border to Burma, the Hindu Kush Mountains to the Andaman Islands.

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Free speech and the riff raff

In this day and age, a lot of journalists are finding it difficult to hide their political leanings. However, newspaper editors, if not reporters, are supposed to be level-headed, calm and very balanced in their views on a public space, because after all, what they say is read by so many and can influence so many others. 751 more words

Narendra Modi

Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966)

Considering ‘arranged marriages’ were—and still are—so common in India, the fact that old Hindi cinema tended to focus mostly on ‘love marriages’ seems rather odd to me. 2,466 more words

Dusted Off

BJP to be sued by Doordarshan for plagiarising 'Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan'.

As soaps go, this takes the suds.

Close on the heels of the Prashar Bharati editing controversy, and following the BJP’s astounding election victory with their lotus blooming across the length and breadth of the sub-continent, Doordarshan accused the BJP of copying the winning formula of their hit talk show ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’. 349 more words