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Why Amit Shah’s upcoming visit to West Bengal will be keenly watched

Shah’s visit comes amid rising violence in Bengal. The BJP state unit will be looking to him for a moral boost following a string of electoral defeats in the state

India’s para athletes still await their moment in the sun

The country’s best-ever medal haul in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games brought recognition for the specially-abled athletes, but a lot more still needs to be done

I am not a political opportunist, will remain a Congressman forever: K.V. Thomas

Congress leader and five-term MP K.V. THOMAS’S declaration that he will attend a seminar on federalism being organised on April 9 on the sidelines of the ongoing 23rd CPI(M) Party Congress in Kannur—ignoring the directive of Congress president Sonia Gandhi—has raised a storm and led to speculation that he is planning to join the Left in Kerala. In an exclusive interview with INDIA TODAY, Thomas opens up on the controversy and why he decided to ‘defy’ the party.

Why it took Nimrat Kaur five years to do a Hindi film again

The actor, who plays a housewife-turned-politician in her latest release Dasvi, was last seen on the big screen in Airlift in 2016. In between, Los Angeles happened

Why you should take a wellness travel break

The pandemic has put the focus on self-care and physical and mental healing. Wellness holidays are a great way to kick-start this lifestyle change

Yogi Adityanath sets ‘100-day’ target for UP ministers

The focus is on creating jobs, improving infrastructure, attracting investment and curbing wasteful expenditure by ministers

Why Tripura, West Bengal weigh heavy on minds at 23rd CPI(M) Party Congress

CPI(M) leaders concede that unless the two erstwhile Left strongholds are regained electorally, the party faces a real threat of being relegated to Kerala

RRR is the beginning of me doing more South films: Alia Bhatt

Bhatt, who has a promising line-up of releases in 2022, on her small part in S.S. Rajamouli’s film, therapy and life in front of the camera

When a Congress MLA questioned his party’s ‘soft Hindutva’ pitch

Bhopal Central legislator Arif Masood described the letter advisory by the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit to celebrate Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti as unsecular

Is Hyderabad better than Bengaluru, as Telangana minister KTR Rao claims?

His remark that Hyderabad was far ahead of Bengaluru has set off a political slugfest. Sparring, though, is far easier than overcoming the urban challenges in the two southern IT hubs

From the archives | Classical music training should start in kindergarten: Pandit Ravi Shankar

Pandit Ravi Shankar and the sitar were practically synonymous. On his birth anniversary, April 7, we rewind to a conversation between the late legend and his daughter Anoushka Shankar produced for INDIA TODAY

Why Bihar’s amended prohibition law is not a licence to drink

A fine instead of arrest for first-time offenders is neither a given nor a matter of right. Repeat offenders face simple imprisonment for a year