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Your Handy-Dandy Guide to the Bihar Assembly Elections

Rishi Majumder - Bihar will see Assembly elections before the end of November this year. But the games will begin long before that. Who are the key players? What are the cool moves? Our writer digs through per…

Indian Summers, the British TV series. Image courtesy Channel 4 via Facebook

Good People and Bad People Meet in Shimla

Priyamvada Gopal - The UK television show ‘Indian Summers’, set in the 1930s Raj summer capital of …

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Are Farmers Going to Be Modi’s Biggest Blind Spot?

Bhavdeep Kang - Narendra Modi declares his commitment to farmers all the time but his government ha…

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