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Mahabharata 2.0: The BJP And The Art Of Social Media Warfare

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, recently warned the country that a paradigm shift was taking place in the art of warfare. India now finds itself in the midst of “psychological war”, in his view. He pointed out that even as the horror in Kashmir unfolded, we all missed thousands of unguided tweets being exchanged between India and Pakistan. These 140-character missiles must have been terrifying…
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How To Take Over A Country In 10 Easy Steps

So how does one take over a country in the 21st century? It's a lot simpler than you might think. The great European banker, Mayer Rothschild, summed it up beautifully when he said, "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws" All you need is money, honey. Once you have the cash in hand, here is a simple 10-step guide.

Star Wars 2019: The Force Goes To Work...

We don't quite know yet what the story line is going to be but we have it on good record that it will feature an Indian actress. The Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, did, after all, stand next to Wolverine in Central Park, New York City, in 2014 and say, "May the Force be with you." That was no blooper or pleasantry. Political observers say that was a clear signal to Disney to come and "Make in India."
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The Myth Of The Virgin Indian

We have embedded ourselves tightly into the visibility of life. We have diminished the "thinking" component of our existence. We have accepted a life which is seen by others rather than the one which is lived by us. We convince ourselves and make ourselves believe that we are good and innocent and we have done no wrong. Hence, in the bright light of day, in the eyes of society, we become what we are seen as -- the Virgin Indian.
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Solving Crimes, Desi Style

When we find a bag of bones, do we immediately seal it in a vacuum chamber for the duration of the investigation? No, no, we promptly bury it again, possibly calling a priest to chant the antim sanskar mantras. We debate the ethics of it and possibly, and morbidly, retain a small pouch of crushed calcified minerals and collagen fibres, in case we ultimately do a test.
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Bringing Up The Next-Gen Baby

No, I am not about to take a stance on whether or not women can have it all. We can all lean in or bend back or sway like the reeds on the banks of the Limpopo in the face of migrating hordes. But, in the meantime, I am totally marvelling over how we are raising the next-gen baby, as opposed to the next-gen baba, if you get my drift, and what it means for our economy.
Arti Jain

The Dog Poop--The Work Of An Inspired Artist

Previously best known for her abstracts such as "Doggy and Me" and "Doggy in a Car", Ms. N.C has embraced post-metamodernism with her most recent work titled "Doggy ka Gobar" meaning "The Dog Poop" (or if transliterated, "The Dog's Cow Dung"). "The Dog Poop" is a mesmerising work that has left many in the art circles completely confounded, and at times, dumbfounded.