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  • A Day in the Life of L K Advani

    Each time L K Advani sees his chowkidar these days, his BP mysteriously shoots up. He spends most of his time reminiscing over his heyday in Ayodhya, planning a Second Innings home for snubbed netas with MM Joshi, and listening to “Chariots of Fire” on loop.

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  • Manohar-Parrikar Manohar Parrikar Left a Huge Void in Goa’s Politics. Will Anyone Match His Stature?

    In Goa, the BJP was synonymous with Manohar Parrikar. As he rose in stature, the fortunes of the party changed. With his demise, the BJP faces a huge challenge, especially with general elections around the corner.

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  • deliveryboys Delivery Boys, the Angels of the Age of Apps

    For anyone struggling to survive, pay rent, work 12 hours, and flux toxins out of their body, food delivery boys are our mediums to nirvana. If the MCU had ever employed these delivery boys in the Avengers franchise, then they’d have found and stopped Thanos before his ETA.

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  • meghalayaminers3 74 Days and Counting: How We All Have Failed the Trapped Meghalaya Miners

    Though the half-hearted response of the Meghalaya government in organising rescue operations for the miners trapped in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya is appalling, let’s not hold the politicians to a higher standard. Our apathy cannot be ignored; in fact, it only highlights the disregard we have for the lives of the poor in our country.

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  • alibmxsuperstar Ali Oneway | A Day With India's 6-Year Old BMX Superstar

    Ali Sayed, a 6-year-old Mumbai boy, does extreme BMX stunts, skates, and hangs out with Emiway buntai. In his free time, he also goes to school. How does he make the time? Check out this video and samajh me aayega.

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  • How Rakhi Sawant, the OG Queen of Cringe and Camp Lost Her Crown

    Rakhi Sawant introduced us to camp, but today – amid the rise of cringe-pop stars like Dhinchak Pooja and the growing popularity of TikTok – we see many versions of her. Sawant’s space in the spotlight is shrinking, as everyone clamours to be on the same stage as her.

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  • Farewell, Alyque Padamsee, the Original Mad Man of Mumbai

    Alyque Padamsee donned many hats: Actor, theatre director, ad-man. In the Mad Men-like world of Indian advertising in the ’80s and ’90s, Padamsee was the masala version of Don Draper. The man who gave us the “Liril girl” was nothing short of a god in advertising.

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  • Bawaria Arrests, Intimidation, and Torture: What Life is Like for India’s Formerly “Criminal” Tribes

    In many parts of North India, across western UP, parts of Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan, the term Bawaria still elicits fear among people. The tribe continues to be stereotyped as the one which treats crime as a way of life, a narrative fully supported by the police.

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  • Your Uber Will Be Striking Shortly

    As commuters, we go off on frequent rants about how Uber and Ola drivers are always late, how they can never find the destination, or how rude they can be. But your Uber drivers are people too. And if the ongoing strike is any indication, they’ve had it with the app.

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  • Campus Ka King Kaun? College Watchmen

    From confiscating phones, threatening to tattle on people smoking outside the campus, refusing entry to students, and making up rules on the fly, the college watchman is more powerful than the principal.

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