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Renuka Bisht

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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 »

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The Kargil variant

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Renuka Bisht When he spoke in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on nullification of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K on August 6, BJP Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal made quite a mark. Not only did that particular speech go viral, he has become the charm... More »

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From her body to the country’s population

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Renuka Bisht To what extent is the difficulty of governing India worsened by the oversize dimensions of India’s population? Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech has really lit the fire under this conversation. However, there is no cause for a... More »

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Monsoon has changed, so must we

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Renuka Bisht In a Q&A with TOI a month ago, secretary of ministry of earth sciences Madhavan Nair Rajeevan had discussed the changing nature of the Indian monsoon, where while the total quantum of the rainfall is not changing much the length of the dry spells ... More »

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Dilli, cry me a river

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Renuka Bisht As monsoon fury has hit state after state hard across India, from the east to the west, south to north, a proportionate flood of self-flagellation has spilled over. And rightly so, because whatever Nature wreaks has been exponentially worsened by ... More »

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The CSR albatross

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Renuka Bisht Business should be socially responsible. You and I should give more to charity. You and I should also do volunteer work. Government should steer the economy well. Political parties should not use underhand means to… via TOI Blog More »