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Rekha before Bollywood: A gawky teenager, a Bond girl
The 63-year-old actor began her career in small yet noticeable roles in Telugu and Kannada films.
Why it feels like the ground is shifting: Modi’s grip on the narrative has slipped
Narendra Modi was able to adapt after the Land Acquisition amendment failure. Will this time be different?
Why Anandiben has cited BJP’s unwritten age-limit rule to explain why she won’t fight Gujarat polls
Some believe that she is attempting to pressure the party to project her as the chief ministerial candidate.
Dhirendra K Jha
‘He’s just a child’: Kashmiri boy fights for his life after militant targets his policeman-father
‘How many children will they kill if it is a crime to be in the police?’ asked a relative.
‘Let’s do polygamy’: A new dating app stirs debate in Indonesia
AyoPoligami aims to ‘bring together male users with women who are willing to make ‘big families’’.
Fifa Under-17 World Cup: Jeakson creates history but India lose 2-1 against Colombia
The Punjab midfielder scored India’s first World Cup goal but the first point proved elusive.
Economics Nobel: Richard Thaler’s study helps us understand why we make poor financial decisions
He is a key proponent of the idea that humans do not act entirely rationally.
Sergey V Popov, The Conversation
Can a national facial recognition database protect countries from terrorism?
The Council of Australian Governments recently committed to sharing of biometrics. But it won’t be cost effective or proportionate, and may result in harm.
Bruce Baer Arnold, The Conversation
‘Take the poo to the loo’: Remembering UNICEF’s amusing song against open defecation in India
The infamous, hilarious tune from 2014, with its glorious animations of interactive, dancing poo, is just as sadly relevant today.
Venture capital has hit an all-time high in India – and a quarter of it came from Japan’s Softbank
While the quantum of funding rose, the number of investments has been far lower this year than 2016.
Sushma UN, qz.com
Fifa U-17 WC, India vs Colombia as it happened: Jeakson scores historic goal, India lose 2-1
Indian under-17 kids lost the first match to USA 3-0. Follow live updates of the second match.
Arka Bhattacharya & Vinayakk Mohanarangan
Video: Relive Indian football’s greatest triumph, the 1962 Asian Games gold
As India take part in their first football World Cup, we look back to the great victory in Jakarta.
Video: The government is unable to keep the existing youth employed, let alone create new jobs
The various schemes are barely giving the results this government hoped for.
Neelima & Sanjeev Nair
You promised to be a game-changer, not a name-changer: An angry HR manager’s notice to CEO Modi
What if India were a company, and Narendra Modi its CEO?
Watch: This man makes pancakes with the faces of celebrities (like Donald Trump) for you to demolish
Or is an Angela Merkel pancake more appetising for breakfast?
A 19th century visionary: The legend behind one of India’s first football scouts
The story of how a scout revolutionised football in Kolkata in the early days.
Do only Indians urinate in public spaces? A webcomic creator discovers the answer
Sailesh Gopalan, the artist behind ‘Brown Paperbag’, is learning about all the things India has in common with the world.
Meet Samiya Farooqui, Asian U-15 champion and the latest prodigy from Gopichand Academy
The 14-year-old won her first major international title at the Badminton Asia U-17 and U-15 Junior Championships in Myanmar on Sunday.