The Morning Wrap: LK Advani Says Emergency Could Happen Again; Maharashtra Gov Hikes Fee For Nude Models

18/06/2015 8:49 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indias main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leader L. K. Advani addresses a farmer delegation about the partys farmer policy in New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Ajit Kumar)

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The good folks of Kalpetta, Kerala, waiting at the local bus terminal were shocked to watch a porn films being screened on ther terminal’s two tv sets. An errant cable operator was to blame.

These are the iconic creations of the late Charles Correa, ubiquitous in Indian cities.

Kiran Kumbhar has a theory on how we can transform the Ramayana into a gender-sensitive epic.

Rene Sharanya Sharma, who rapped her way to online popularity by panning Yo Yo Honey Singh’s misogynistic lyrics, now has a new song that tells women to be unashamed of their period.

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It looks like Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, who is now caught in the Lalit Modi-mess, is being increasingly isolated by her own party.

The Union environment ministry has refused to release bio-safety research dossiers on genetically-modified mustard developed by Delhi University.

BJP founder LK Advani said in an interview that, 40 years after the Emergency, he isn’t confident that it wouldn’t happen again.

Sun Pharma boss Dilip Shanghvi has fired 18 top executives from Ranbaxy, a company he acquired last year.

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It is possible, say doctors, for a cancer patient to recover from surgery and be able to party at Ibiza within three days.

Faced with a paucity of nude models in its fine arts colleges, the Maharashtra government has sanctioned a 300% pay hike.

There is frenetic activity to ensure the success of World Yoga Day with state- run Doordarshan planning coverage that would dwarf the Republic Day celebrations. The Indian Navy is also planning a yoga demonstration in the controversial South China sea and a special canine squad, called “Doga” (Dog+Yoga) has been tasked with sanitizing key venues of the demonstration.

A case has been filed against Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan in a Ghaziabad court, saying they were seen covering their bodies with the national flag in a manner insulting to the nation.


Prabhat Patnaik says that undertrials cannot be mistreated for merely being associated with a party or ideology, associated with violence.

Ashok Gulati says that government must reduce incentives for rice and push for crop-neutral incentives to make up for India’s deficient production of pulses.

Varghese George says that the Nitish-Lalu alliance is unsustainable and may actually end up strengthening the BJP.

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