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Ambedkar to AAP—mass conversions still bristle Indian politics. Delhi event is nothing new

If one looks at mass conversions in India over the last four decades, a large number of Dalits are embracing not just Buddhism but also Islam and Christianity.

Gujarat Garba threats had been building up. But the ‘ruined’ celebration was unexpected

VHP and Bajrang Dal have been passing diktats against Muslims' entry at Garba venues. But things didn't change much on the ground—until police and politics got involved this year.

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?

Unlike Karnataka hijab row, Iran’s goes beyond Islam. The regime is under attack

The protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini have morphed into anti-government demonstrations with calls to end the Islamic Republic and remove Ali Khamenei from power.

Gyanvapi case reopens the politics of religion that Supreme Court had sealed shut in Ayodhya

Supreme Court in 2019 made it a legal and constitutional duty of the government to protect places of worship in India. But courts in Mathura and Varanasi have taken a different path.

Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra has many questions for Rahul Gandhi. But no easy answers

Critics say it's a bad strategy to not cover election-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in the yatra. Congress argues it wants to consolidate the existing voter base.

Hemant Soren’s political fate may be uncertain, his image as a shrewd politician isn’t

Political analysts say Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has shown he can handle the game of nerves and keep the BJP guessing. Alliance leaders couldn't be happier.

Ghulam Nabi chose ‘azadi’ over Gandhi coterie. But how far can he go without Congress umbrella?

At 73, Ghulam Nabi would have liked to be ‘Azad’ of such considerations after leaving Congress. But old politicians are like old bankers—they never lose interest.

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?

Nitish Kumar is looking for his Phoenix moment in 2024

From Karpoori Thakur to Lalu Prasad Yadav to George Fernandes, many have become victims of Nitishs Kumar’s change of heart.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.