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Why India is hunting for world's biggest (missing) gold coin

Or were there two of these? Historians and CBI officers go chasing from Hyderabad to Persia

5 ways in which Maharashtra crisis could end

Legislative & legal precedents will majorly influence Uddhav vs Eknath fight. Here’s how

Why India is a poor country with rich politicians

What is happening in Maharashtra, and has happened in several states before, is a result of us Indians having meekly accepted politicians’ use of money and muscle power

Why the BJP is winning Muslim seats

Why the BJP is winning Muslim seats

OBC focus & Hindu counter-mobilisation are handing Modi’s party unlikely victories

What if Uddhav's softness is tactical?

What if Uddhav's softness is tactical?

All his life, Uddhav had been described as too soft to run Shiv Sena. His record of winning elections and party battles, however, says something else

How India made abortions easy before America

How India made abortions easy before America

Indian women got the freedom to abort legally two years before women in America, and they did so without a bitter court fight

Meet the 'coterie' that rebels blame for Sena's troubles

Meet the 'coterie' that rebels blame for Sena's troubles

Many Sainiks have blamed the breakdown of communication between them and the top leadership for the trouble that the party finds itself. Here are some of the people, Sainiks believe, were responsible for the snap

What liberals failed to see in Modi’s Abbas story

What liberals failed to see in Modi’s Abbas story

An obsession with the PM’s ulterior motive is preventing us from seeing the bigger story of secular friendship — how an orphaned Muslim boy was embraced by a Hindu family and rescued from an uncertain future

How India can and should become a rare earths powerhouse

How India can and should become a rare earths powerhouse

But this requires private participation and modern mining norms

How we are promoting products and people we hate the most

How we are promoting products and people we hate the most

Complaints about a now-banned deodorant commercial shows the paradox of outrage in the age of social media

Are five states taking India towards a debt trap?

Are five states taking India towards a debt trap?

According to a recent RBI report, Bihar, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal are the five highly debt-ridden states in India. Here's a look at what's driving them towards a debt trap situation

Why Assam floods create new landlords  every year

Why Assam floods create new landlords every year

In Assam’s flood-hit areas, homelessness is an annual affair. And the double whammy of riverbank erosion and floods can rob people not just of their homes but even the land these stand on

Did Uddhav hear what BJP said about Shinde last summer?

Did Uddhav hear what BJP said about Shinde last summer?

The Shiv Sena was casual about numerous signs of discontent brewing in the party. Was it over-confidence or power lulling a party into laziness?

India needs Agniveers and not disruptive andolanjeevis

India needs Agniveers and not disruptive andolanjeevis

Don’t let the positives of the Agnipath scheme get lost in the protest

What led to a six-fold rise in heart attacks in Mumbai? A doctor explains

What led to a six-fold rise in heart attacks in Mumbai? A doctor explains

The months of sheltering at home, sedentary lifestyle and avoiding routine check-ups during the lockdowns exacerbated people’s already flailing health. Moreover, experts have found a link between Covid and heart attacks

Explained: Price IMF extracts for helping a country in crisis

Explained: Price IMF extracts for helping a country in crisis

The International Monetary Fund was set up to assist crisis-hit nations with financial support. The institution has a lending toolkit that it tweaks depending on a country’s needs. But what’s in the toolkit? And how useful is it?

Eight ways to lose your political party

Eight ways to lose your political party

When politicians lose an election, they stand a chance of bouncing back in the next one. But what happens when they lose their party?

How 'woke' Sena lost touch with its supporters

How 'woke' Sena lost touch with its supporters

Sena’s New Gen fell for praise from ‘liberals’, didn’t listen to restive cadre. Implosion was inevitable

Why the split in AIADMK may give BJP a headache

Why the split in AIADMK may give BJP a headache

Why BJP will be closely watching the midlife crisis of MGR & Jaya’s party

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