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OBOR: As Mamata seeks Chinese investment for Bengal, why is Delhi bent on playing spoilsport?
The Centre has reservations over China’s One Belt One Road project, which could greatly benefit the eastern state.
Can lifestyle changes cure Alzheimer’s disease?
Researchers have found marked improvements in memory and cognition of patients after counseling them on diet, exercise and stress management.
Clayton Dalton, Aeon
Bollywood has always treated English as a funny language
Characters contort English for laughs in films such as ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Raja Babu’ and the May 19 releases ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Half Girlfriend’.
This is the Pokemon Go video in a church that earned a Russian blogger a 42-month sentence
He was found guilty of “violating religious feelings” and “illegal possession of a pen that contained a video camera”.
Kochi Metro’s new transgender employees cannot wait to get on board
The Metro, which will go operational soon, will offer contracts to 23 transgenders and 780 women from a self-help group.
Kochi has become a hot film destination – for both Mollywood and Bollywood
It isn’t just tourists who are flocking to the beautiful Kerala city: shooting crews love it too.
What Peppa Pig taught an Indian mother about parenting in a world without innocence or security
In Peppa’s world, the cake never runs out, the puddles never dry up, and everybody’s welcome no matter what type of animal they are.
Long queues, snags as government offices and hospitals in Mumbai link attendance, salary to Aadhaar
A solely Aadhaar-enabled attendance system essentially makes it mandatory for workers to get the unique number.
Botswana to host EVM hackathon using India-made machines amid claims that they can be rigged
The African nation has decided to use the devices manufactured by Bharat Electronics Ltd in its 2019 election.
Watch: India’s tryst with biometrics began back in 1858
What eventually led to the largest biometric database...and major privacy concerns.
Brainfade after brainfade, Kolkata Knight Riders are losing the plot right when it matters the most
Another IPL season, which began with promise, is on the verge of implosion.
After expelling BSP’s Muslim face, does Mayawati now plan to woo UP’s Brahmins?
Naseemuddin Siddiqui got the boot on Wednesday for allegedly manipulating party membership funds.
Weekend fix: The trespasses of Arnab Goswami’s Republic and nine other reads
Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).
Might the enemy across the border (or in the country) be a friend? Five tales by Asghar Wajahat
Translated from the Hindi by Rakhshanda Jalil, these stories confront a crucial question for India today.
From Sanskrit to energy security, new ICSSR head is ‘the man who knows about everything’
Braj Bihari Kumar, a 76-year-old intellectual warrior of Hindu nationalism, was appointed chief of Indian Council for Social Science Research on May 2.
What happened after Arshad said ‘Talaq! talaq! talaq!’?: Mahasweta Devi’s short story, ‘The Divorce’
How fiction deals with triple talaq.
Who decides whether to sanction prosecution of Yogi Adityanath? Why, Yogi Adityanath himself
The chief minister is also in charge of the home ministry to which the police reports, which refused to sanction prosecution in a 2007 hate-speech case.
Dhirendra K Jha
Bilkis Bano had to move homes 20 times and other Scroll.in stories you may have missed this week
How a footballer turned stone-pelter, demonetisation six months down the line, Bengaluru’s roadside dentists, and more.
These three asset management firms own corporate America
The Big Three together control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
Javier Garcia-Bernardo, The Conversation, Jan Fichtner, The Conversation & Eelke Heemskerk, The Conversation
With Comey gone, how can the US Congress investigate Russia, Trump and the 2016 election?
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
Jordan Tama, The Conversation
As China and India move away from coal, whose power plans are greener?
In the years ahead, China looks set to lead on renewable energy, but India’s power sector will be greener overall.