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Terror And Tension
It took just a few minutes for the video of the brutal murder of a 40-year-old tailor in Udaipur to go viral on the internet. In the video they shot at his shop and uploaded, the assailants—Riyaz Akhtari and Gaus Mohammed—also displayed the blood-soa
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The Ultimate Battle
JULY will see a different kind of electoral battle—the one that will elect India’s 18th president. The ruling BJP has nominated former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu for the post. A range of Opposition parties have grouped together to pit former U
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From The Editor-in-chief
Every party is entitled to expand or defend its territory. That is part of the biological makeup of every political entity—and the Shiv Sena was a prime example. Founded in 1966 by the irrepressible Bal Thackeray, a cartoonist-turned-fiery advocate o
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Striking A Chord
Akon, Hamsika Iyer – ‘Chammak Challo’ The centre-piece of composer duo Vishal-Shekhar’s soundtrack for the 2011 SRK-starrer Ra. One was ‘Chammak Challo’, written in collabor a tion with Senegalese-American superstar Akon, who sang on the track alongs
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Turn Over A New Leaf
Mariefleur, unfurled its petals a decade ago and to celebrate the occasion Villeroy & Boch has launched an elegant new leaf-shaped bowl. The classic floral design, inspired by the enchanting garden of the impressionist Claude Monet in Giverny, contin
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Presenting India Today Insight
The unemployment rate fell marginally in May 2022 but the recovery was not broad-based. Only robust economic growth can create more jobs on a sustained basis Hailing from a backward village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, pres
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A Modern Marvel
Nestled in the suburbs of Mumbai the 3,700 sq ft private residence for a celebrated artist is split over two floors. The lower floor houses the private spaces such as the family, living, dining and bedrooms and kitchen while the upper floor boasts of
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Kashi’s New Cachet
WHEN KARTIK AARYAN WANTED TO celebrate the fantastic opening of his latest release, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, he didn’t think of lazing by the beach in Bollywood’s favourite holiday destination, the Maldives. The actor, instead, chose Varanasi, where he too
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Chowkidar Of The East
No one has imbibed the lessons of the BJP’s 2019 ‘Main Bhi Chowki dar’ (I’m also a watchman) campaign better than Assam cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika. The most trusted lieutenant of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hazarika has emerged as
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Sp’s Broken Ramparts
It’s the kind of bitter blow the Samajwadi Party would hardly have counted as a possibility. In a major setback, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party lost its bastions of Rampur and Azamgarh to the Bharatiya Janata Party on June 26 in byelections to both the
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A Sticky Form Of Terror
Long before the US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan in August 2021, Taliban insurgents were using this guerrilla tactic to subvert its ground strength and set off bursts of violent mayhem. That too with a simple device: small sticky bombs planted
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Swinging Into Action
Q. You recently worked with Jackie Shroff in Rashtra Kavach Om and with Anil Kapoor in the Night Manager remake. Were there any big les-sons you took from Ram-Lakhan? It is an opportunity to imbibe as much as you can. It’s always enriching to work wi
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All The World’s A Stage
In early June, Ed Sheeran dropped a remix of his cloying wedding-rap anthem ‘2Step’ that featured a verse by Indian singer-songwriter Armaan Malik. This was Malik’s second international collaboration, following his 2021 single ‘Echo’, which featured
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“I’ve Experimented With Many Design Philosophies”
Ihave an architect’s heart,” says Mumbai-based Annkur Khosla. But she also has an interior designer’s mind, a stylist’s hands and the artist’s vision. Leonardo da Vinci may have given the world the Vitruvian Man, but Khosla has given us the blueprint
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Brothers In Fraud
Not too long ago, brothers Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, 49 and 44, respectively, and the promoters of the Mumbai-based NBFC (non-banking financial company) DHFL, were the toast of the Mumbai corporate circuit. Armed with an MBA degree from Edith Cowan
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The Case For Boosters
Complacency has been as much of an obstacle in our fight against Covid as the virus itself. First, it was pandemic fatigue that made people shed mask and social distancing protocols, then it was vaccine hesitancy, now it’s both. The seemingly milder
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Here Come the Showstoppers
It was a Spanish artist’s fascination with an actor that ultimately resulted in blurring lines, redefining art and creating new furniture. The piece in question, the Lips Sofa by Salvador Dali, inspired by actor Mae West’s luscious lips. This was per
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No One’s Hanuman
I am not Hanuman. I am no one’s Hanuman. My name is Ramchandra. Make no mistake.” So shot back Union minister R.C.P. Singh on June 26, when journalists in the Jamui district of Bihar described him as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Hanuman. It is now c
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The Big Fish
Where the fish swims, ideas fly, especially for of Dior Maison and Dior Baby’s artistic director Cordelia de Castellane. She was so inspired by a the variety of freshwater fish that swam in the river that flows past the mill at Christian Dior’s count
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Six Degrees Of Separation
IN THE LANGUAGE OF REMEMBRANCE: THE INHERITANCE OF PARTITION by Aanchal Malhotra HARPERCOLLINS INDIA ₹799; 756 pages In this monumental archive of Partition, Aanchal Malhotra turns from recounting the history of that rupture through objects and mater
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Strength In Numbers
The simple majority mark is 144 now (287 seats, one vacant). The Shinde faction says it has 40 Sena MLAs and eight independents with them; the BJP has 106 MLAs plus the ‘support’ of another eight (independents or from smaller parties). If they join f
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A Radical Mann
The past year in Punjab politics has been full of surprises. The latest shocker has been the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll results where 77-year-old Simranjit Singh Mann came out of nowhere to deliver a stunning blow to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). T
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Artful Alchemy
One fine monsoon day at our studio in Calicut, we got a call from Abdul Ashraf, a businessman. “We always imagined living in a home that is striking yet detailed, has pops of colours with sensuous furniture that can be conversation starters, and cont
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Crafting a Legacy
Founder, Vahe, Pune During a trip back home to India while doing her masters from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Vaishnavi Walvekar happened to visit Dilli Haat in Delhi. “I met an artisan from Srinagar who held these littl
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Enlarged Estate
Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s decision to allot prime government land chea ply to set up TRS district party offices is being challenged in the High Court. As per an August 17, 2018 order, the government can allot land up to an acre
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View From The Trenches
When it comes to web shows that depict army life and exploits, filmmaker Raj Acharya is a veteran of sorts. Having directed the limited series 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 (discovery+, 2018) and two seasons of Avrodh (SonyLIV, 2020—), Acharya can’t s
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Bright Ideas
Just because it is hot and humid outside does not mean that you interiors can’t be cool. A beautiful summer home is filled with flowers, colour and sunshine. It is a holiday time for most children, which means more family time, entertainment and part
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Putting His Art In The Right Place
SPLENDORS OF PUNJAB HERITAGE: Art from the Khanuja Family Collection by Dr Parvinderjit Singh Khanuja ROLI BOOKS ₹5,995; 432 pages I faresounding rebuff were needed to that old saw that the only culture Punjabis know is agriculture, this book is extr
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