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In ‘Khaki in Dust Storm’, former DGP Amod K. Kanth revisits the 1980s and 1990s when India witnessed riots, political assassinations & growing culture of drug abuse.
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In ‘Ruttie Jinnah’, Saad S. Khan explores the reasons behind the obliteration of Rattanbai Maryam Jinnah’s name from the world’s collective memory & the conscious distortion of her personality.
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In ‘The Great Unravelling’, Sanjay Jha writes about why Arnab Goswami wanted to go after Rahul Gandhi and the TV debate that truly hurt his credibility.
Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students
In 'I Am No Messiah', Sonu Sood writes with Meena Iyer that migrant labourers didn't believe him first but his plea had an impact like Shah Rukh Khan’s dressing-room speech in Chak De! India.
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In ‘Countering the Radical Narrative’, Adil Rasheed writes about how the medium is always the message, even in counter-terrorism.
The Tigris Front, Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), First Corps British Army camp sanitary area | View of closed incinerator, sweeper's tent, drying shed for litter and latrine huts | Radhika Singha/HarperCollins
In ‘The Coolie’s Great War’, Radhika Singha writes about the British recruiting Indian prisoners and ‘criminal tribes’ to do menial jobs in Mesopotamia.
File photo | Members of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti felicitate health workers at Vijay Ghat slum area during a COVID-19 testing camp | PTI
In 'Till We Win', public health expert Chadrakant Lahariya, scientist Gagandeep Kang and AIIMS director Randeep Guleria write that Covid has shown the link between India’s health and economy.
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In ‘Indian Icon’, Amrit Raj traces the journey of Royal Enfield setting up an Indian company with Madras Motors because the Army wanted hardy bikes.
In ‘The Age of Pandemics’, Chinmay Tumbe writes that the outcomes of pandemics are strongly influenced by politics — whether the plague or the Spanish Flu.
In ‘A Patchwork Quilt’, filmmaker Sai Paranjpye writes about how she made Chashme Buddoor, Katha, Sparsh, and Saaz.

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