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India’s millet millionaires are powering a food revolution with bajra bars, sorghum noodles

A growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, evangelists, and incubators is pushing hard to make millets trendy, tasty, and thrifty. Hyderabad is leading the way.

Old Delhi’s Bakrid goats are living king-size in UP. Morning gargle, sprinklers, big meals

Around 700 goats ‘saved’ by Jains during Bakrid are living in luxury at a Baghpat shelter dedicated to them. ‘This kind of life is not possible for many people in this country.’

NEET fiasco isn’t just about broken dreams. It’s pushing lakhs of families into poverty

Families who sank their life savings and took on debt to fund their children’s NEET dreams are paying a high price for their aspirations.

OTT shoot, ‘sex on campus’, FIR ousting principal—Haryana sports school saw all this & more

It didn’t feel like a boarding school but a BJP office, says a Class XII student, referring to the former principal’s push toward political events on campus.

Mount Abu observatory is India's eye on the sky. It's hunting for Earth's distant cousins

Mount Abu Infrared Observatory has already discovered 4 planets outside the solar system. Now it’s using cutting-edge PARAS-2 spectrograph to search for planets similar to Earth.

DMK is now embracing Murugan. Why no party in Tamil Nadu can escape this Dravidian god

In 2023, Udhayanidhi Stalin likened Sanatana Dharma to a disease. Now, the DMK government wants to counter the BJP’s Ram temple politics by embracing the Tamils’ own primordial deity.

Judges' desire, lawyers’ ire—Uttarakhand High Court relocation order brings out old wounds

Although the Supreme Court has stayed the Uttarakhand High Court order for a plan to shift the court out of Nainital, it has revived insecurities that led to the state’s formation in 2000.

‘Our cases mustn’t be forgotten.’ Wives of men killed by gau rakshaks stitch their lives back

Parmeena has retreated into a shell of silence, Sajida has found her voice. She has opened a shop now and leads the legal battle for victims of Hindu cow vigilantism.

Delhi's tanker mafia begins from Jal Board borewells—pipes, profits, politics

Delhi's private tanker mafia is exploiting every avenue to meet the rising demand. Siphoning water from Jal Board is less risky than extracting it from Yauma or diverting it from canals in Haryana.

Pimpri Chinchwad vs 310 women waste pickers—a 12-year battle, a trade union & Rs 7.5 cr

The women were often villainised in court. The corporation’s lawyer even accused the women of being thieves. But after the verdict, they were upheld as integral to the city’s clean civic image.

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.