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Renuka Bisht

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Millennials vs finance minister

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Renuka Bisht According to SIAM, the automotive industry accounts for almost 50% of manufacturing GDP plus 15% of GST, directly or indirectly employing 37 million people. Given this scale, it is a matter of enormous worry for the entire nation that this industr... More »

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Facebook Dating and love alarm

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Renuka Bisht Twenty countries have gotten lucky, India is not one of them, the US is the twentieth. Facebook Dating began rolling out across the world last year, and five days ago it went live in the US, an opt-in service where people will be suggested to you ... More »

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Shehla Rashids shouldn’t be silenced by sedition law

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Renuka Bisht More than a month after communication restrictions were put in place, people continue to live without internet in the Kashmir Valley, mobile phone service is scarce, and there are many complaints even about landlines not working. Government positi... More »

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Supermodels, they fascinate us

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Renuka Bisht Only connect, can be nonsense. Somethings are super attractive precisely because they bear no link whatsoever to our own lived reality. The Cannes red carpet. The Oscar de la Renta fashion show. The Balmain runway cum concert. The royal reality TV... More »

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Thank you Boris Johnson, because schadenfreude

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Renuka Bisht Mess in my country is no fun. When my legislators are boorish, their policymaking lacking in intelligence or common sense, it is very worrying. It even has me fighting with family and friends. The deeper I have to bury my twentieth century dreams ... More »

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Together we rise

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Renuka Bisht Since he passed away on Saturday a notable number of tributes to Arun Jaitley have come from the opposition ranks. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said that Jaitley was every non-BJP person’s favourite BJP-ite. Another… via TOI Blog More »

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Why we want a return of The Matrix

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Renuka Bisht Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to. And so we tumbled down the rabbit hole, like Alice. The year was 1999. The Wachowski brothers had us... More »

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Dalit politics, Sant Ravidas and a temple

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Renuka Bisht Mandir wahin banayenge. We will build the temple there only. This chant was raised loud in the capital yesterday, by a sea of blue-clad protesters around Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi, many of whom later marched towards Tughlaqabad in south Delh... More »

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It’s a food fight, let there be many winners

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Renuka Bisht Fans say aggregators like Foodpanda and Swiggy have transformed the food habits of urban India. From experimenting with more cuisines to ordering in up to thrice a day (!) the culture is really changing. But when on the eve of Independence Day, th... More »