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A film maker asks children what religion means to them and the depth and range of the responses belie their ages.
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Winked at by the gunner of a Samajwadi Party functionary, a 23-year-old woman at an Agra traffic light not only jumped atop the local leader's Mercedes, but smashed the windshield after tearing off the party flag on the bonnet. Pahlaj Nihalani, chief of the Central Board of Film Certification, is so unpopular that some of his colleagues describe working with him as being in the "the kingdom of a mad tyrant,” and say they are planning to get him "ousted" after he repeatedly ignored their demands for an urgent meeting to discuss the board's "state of affairs". Now that he’s closer to the end of the presidency of the United States, President Barack Obama finally has his own Twitter account. In Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, it isn’t unusual for policemen to take handcuffed petty criminals along to movie shows and late night patrols. Identical twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay, who topped the 10th-class ICSE examinations in their Ranchi school, even managed to get exactly the same marks in five of the six subjects.
MJ Akbar, in The Indian Express, says that Modi has made excellent progress in one year because his governance is powered by a strong philosophy of anti-corruption that has circumscribed the moral compass for his government Upendra Baxi argues in The Indian Express that the law may have gone too far with its ban on the use of photos of politicians in government ads. Pradeep Chibber and Harsh Shah, in The Hindu, point out that soft Hindutva is deeply damaging for India and that the strategy marginalises other communities Subramaniam Swamy, advises the Modi government in The Hindu, to abolish income tax and reduce the annual interest rate to nine per cent. Suggest a correction