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Shobhaa De

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CCD case raises questions on taxmen’s powers

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Shobhaa De When a young person takes the trouble to pen a touching tribute to someone he has never met and who has been pushed to take his life at age 59, it is time to sit up and smell the coffee — literally. An anonymous fan of the late Coffee King V G Siddh... More »

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How to win hearts in defeat? Learn from the Kiwi captain

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Shobhaa De The entire cricketing world is crushing on New Zealand’s gallant captain, Kane Williamson. Uff oh… The love he’s getting! There has to be a bloody good reason why he touched so many hearts. Fans of the what was once grandly called ‘a gentleman’s gam... More »

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2 women show us the power of personal choice

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Shobhaa De In just one short week, we saw two high-profile Muslim women generating dramatically different debates across the country. One for being ‘too Muslim’. The other for not being ‘Muslim enough’. Zaira Wasim and Nusrat Jahan have brought opposing perspe... More »

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Why India should be worried about the PM’s digestion…

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Shobhaa De Indians are obsessed with gas. Not in the pipeline. Not in a cylinder. But in their stomachs. Gujaratis and Bengalis, in particular, live inside their bellies and can discuss daily bowel movements with total strangers without the slightest bit of em... More »

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How Priyanka blew her chance in Varanasi

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Shobhaa De Poof! There goes the excitement! With Priyanka Gandhi opting out of the most electrifying contest of Election 2019 in Varanasi, voters are feeling cheated and let down. It’s a little like a prizefighter title bout being turned into a tame game of ta... More »

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In #hashtag election, citizens are becoming mere pawns

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Shobhaa De There is a generation out there with votes that matter in this crucial election, feeling entirely left out of the process that will directly impact them. You know why? These good folks belong to the pre-hashtag demographic and cannot be counted as s... More »