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TMC's Tajemul part of Bengal's ungovernable belt. Villagers cheer, fear his Taliban-like court

The flogging of a couple by TMC muscleman & Robin Hood figure Tajemul Islam has turned the spotlight on the systematic brutality of ‘insaaf sabhas’ in the lawless interiors of Bengal.

Why is Modi govt afraid of its own successes? Banking, stock market, GST hold the answer

Since 2014, the Modi government has been aggressively expanding access to banking services and encouraging participation in the stock market. Simultaneously, it has sought to substantially boost GST revenue.

BJP goes ‘headless’ – Why Modi-Shah can’t decide Nadda’s successor

JP Nadda recently appointed in-charges and co-in-charges in 23 states. The problem is that he made these appointments five days after his term as party president was supposedly over.

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.’

Fatigue, frustration — for aspirants tangled in paper leaks, future is bleak & life a nightmare

In Part 4 of the series, INDIANEXPOSE looks at the stories of aspirants from across the country whose future is in limbo due to the never-ending cycle of paper leaks and cancellations.

How Hathras stampede has destroyed families & shaken faith. ‘If Baba is God, why didn't he save them?'

In Sokhna village, Vinod Kumar grieves the deaths of his mother, wife & 10-yr-old daughter. In Daunkeli, Kamlesh's body was adorned with sindoor and covered in new dupattas.

Not just wristbands, life in Tamil Nadu schools is caste-coded. Punishments to T-shirts

On 1 July, two groups of students pelted stones at each other at govt school in Tirunelveli. This was culmination of ‘caste tension’ between residents of two villages, it is learnt.

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.

Paper leaks ‘symptom of a larger problem’ — too many aspirants, not enough seats & a flawed NTA model

In part 3 of a series on paper leaks, INDIANEXPOSE looks into how overwhelming demand for seats in govt medical colleges & govt jobs is leading to imbalance in demand & supply of opportunities.

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.