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Dastan-e-Ghadar
A tale from 1857: Zahir Dehlvi's Dastan-e-Ghadar is valuableThe tale of an empire's end, by one who lived to see it happen.

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Maid in India
Tripti Lahiri's Maid in India is a glimpses into lives of India's poorIt may not be a conversation we want, but it's certainly one we need.

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Vikas Khanna
New York-based chef Vikas Khanna cooks up a storm on his underground research on Vedic cuisinesHis latest mission is to document the over 40 varieties of millets he has come across, along with their uses, for a book on Vedic food.

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Kabir Khan, the director and scriptwriter of Tubelight. Photo: Danesh Jassawala
Tubelight director Kabir Khan on working with Salman Khan and politics in his filmsKabir Khan, the director and scriptwriter of Tubelight, speaks to India Today about the upcoming Salman Khan-starrer movie.

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That's it, I'm quitting: The story behind Anil Kumble's exit as India coachKumble's one-year contract was coming to an end but the BCCI decision to not renew it came as a shocker.

STATES

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Why Devendra Fadnavis's blanket loan waiver for farmers is unlikely to douse any fires in MaharashtraThe revenue minister's tough new rules will significantly reduce the number of beneficiaries of farm loan waivers.

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Making sense of Gorkhaland agitation, a storm brewing in Darjeeling hillsFor the long-suffering Darjeeling hills, the turmoil may seem like a return to reality.

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Taxing times: Why Article 370 makes implementing GST in Jammu and Kashmir a problemExtending GST to Jammu and Kashmir is problematic owing to concerns that its implementation would erode fiscal autonomy guaranteed under Article 370.

STATES

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Parrikar's beef: Caught between factions, Goa CM can't take position on the banWhile core BJP supporters expect him to remain firm, coalition partner Goa Forward, speaking for the state's powerful church and meat traders' lobby, is opposed to the ban.

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Illustration By: Anirban Ghosh
Champions Trophy final at the Oval had many heartwarming moments of fraternity between Indians, PakistanisNaans and paranthas were exchanged for pav bhaji, and even glum-faced bhakts in colourful turbans brightened up as they realised a victor from the subcontinent was preferable to one from outside it.

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BJP's Plan B for Bihar: Pitting Yogi Adityanath against Nitish Kumar for 2019Analysts however say creating a dent in Bihar's mahagathbandhan won't be easy.

SOCIETY

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Kochi Metro adds to high spirits at LGBT Pride Month by employing 23 transgendersA heartening example and one of a small clutch of initiatives to welcome the marginalised transgender community into the formal jobs sector.

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Widening Gulf: A David vs Goliath fight between Qatar and Saudi ArabiaThere are 650,000 Indians in Qatar, nearly half of whom are workers from Kerala.

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How bad loans hit government's grand plans to put economy back on trackBad loans have been the bane of the Indian banking system, threatening to undermine the health of state-owned banks.

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Indira Gandhi
Emergency lessons: Prashant Bhushan's The Case That Shook India is back in stores after 40 yearsPrashant Bhushan's The Case That Shook India has been out of print for decades but now, nearly 40 years later, is back in bookshops.

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Former minister and TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy
Chandrababu Naidu cracks the whip on rogue TDP leadersReining in mercurial partymen isn't as easy as it seems, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is discovering.

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Shivraj Chouhan's aim to plant 60 million saplings in a day may get him Guinness record, but little praisePushing to complete the plantation on a single day just to chase a Guinness record may not be the smartest thing to do.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Photo: Bandeep Singh
How Naveen Patnaik charted Odisha's remarkable turnaroundAfter 17 years in power, what more does Patnaik need to do to win a fifth term?

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International Yoga Day on board INS Sunayna near KochiNaval staff on the deck of the INS Sunayna in Kochi lie on their backs in shavasana on June 21, the 3rd International Yoga Day to give a special message.

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BJP supporters exult over their win in Shimla
Saffron snowfall in Shimla as BJP wins municipal corporation pollsAlthough BJP was halted one short of a majority with 17 of 34 seats, many believe the results are a precursor to what will be a bigger victory in the assembly elections later this year.

SPORT

Kidambi Srikanth
How Kidambi Srikanth is swiftly emerging from shadow of his illustrious colleagues Saina Nehwal, PV SindhuKidambi Srikanth steps out of the shadows and into the limelight with an emphatic and exciting victory at the Indonesia open super series championship.

Smart Money

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Filing error-free returnsSteer clear of these common mistakes to avoid the taxman.

Smart Money

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Should you book your profit now?Stay invested if you don't have any short-term contingency. Or you can put part of your gains to better use such as repaying debt

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Financial blue print after the pink slipMaintaining a contingency fund can help you tide over expenses in case of a layoff.

NATION

PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah with the NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind
How Ram Nath Kovind was Amit Shah's best kept secret until the last momentPM Modi's surprise choice is a man for all reasons. The Opposition is left in disarray.

Special Report

Traffic on the national highway through Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Photo: Sanjay Agarwal
As Modi government clears development projects in a flurry, India's environmental future is at stake Linear development projects are being flagged off at an alarming speed, particularly dams, roads, railway lines, pipelines and telecom networks through national parks, sanctuaries and wildlife reserves.

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Naveen Patnaik with his dogs, Bruno and Roxy
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik: My work speaks for itselfOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaks to India Today freely on a range of key issues.

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The ChatterFrom trash-talking trolls to Modi's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, here's all that went viral on social media during the week.

Glass House

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GlasshouseFrom Sangh's 'Milk Day' success to International Yoga day, here's all glasshouse has in its kitty for you.

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Jose Maveli with children from one of his orphanages
Trafficking to boost numbers or saving kids? Kerala orphanage shows up few dark spots A common ruse employed is to admit poor children, listing them as orphans to get the grant, a common 'procedural irregularity' with most charity homes.

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Mukul Rohatgi (Photo:PTI)
Harish Salve's ICJ act behind Mukul Rohatgi's decision to resign as Narendra Modi's chief legal advisor?Some say that attorney general's pride was wounded when Harish Salve represented the government against Pakistan at the International Court of Justice.

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Artist Anjolie Ela Menon on life at the easel, and away from itIn an interview with India Today, artist Anjolie Ela Menon talks about her life at the easel.

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Author Prerna Singh Bindra's book, The Vanishing.
Prerna Singh Bindra's The Vanishing a poignant account of India's natural wilds now disappearingThe Vanishing highlights one of the primary causes of India's wildlife crisis: the deliberate destruction of natural habitats.

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Actor Jayant Kripalani
Actor Jayant Kripalani's new novel Cantilevered Tales: Grounded but still floatingKripalani is best loved for his roles in TV series' such as Mr Ya Mrs, Ji Mantri Ji and Khaandaan.

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K.V. Vijayendra Prasad. Photo: Milind Shelte
Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad is going places at 75 K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, the writer behind Baahubali, is now one of the most sought-after writers in the country.

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Vinyl records
Vinyl records make a return in the age of digital and streaming musicDespite an explosion in digital and streaming music, consumers are spending more money on vinyl records than ever before.

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New PM Sher Bahadur Deuba greets supporters
Why a fourth term for Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba is no charmNepal's new Prime Minister 71-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba has held the office three times before and has made his return when expectations are low and challenges galore.

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Bhagalpurâ??s Himanshu Yadav with his wife
After Haryana's notorious khaps, self-styled village councils emerge in BiharNitish Raj Village councils take the law into their own hands.

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Regional delicacies
Now online: Hard-to-find regional delicaciesHere are some hard-to-find regional delicacies that are now available online.

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Samin Nosrat
Samin Nosrat's Salt Fat Acid Heat is a cooking master classNosrat breaks down cooking into its primary elements, and like an excellent teacher, takes you through the physics, chemistry and magic of delicious cooking.

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PM Modi with Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani and Russiaâ??s Vladimir Putin in Astana (Photo:PTI)
SCO gamble: Unpacking reasons why India joined an essentially anti-western groupOn the surface, India's long-held quest to join an essentially anti-western grouping, featuring several authoritarian and energy-rich Central Asian nations, is somewhat puzzling.

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Priyanka Chopra
Why Priyanka Chopra's crossover appeal is more Marilyn Monroe than Marcia BarrettSince her international acting debut with Quantico in September 2015, Priyanka Chopra has continued to break new ground worldwide.

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O. Panneerselvam (left) with E.K. Palaniswami. Photo: Jaison G
Splitting headache: How AIADMK (Amma) is teetering on the brink of implosionThat the present Tamil Nadu assembly may not last its full term until May 2021 was an increasingly real prospect for the legislators.

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ndian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai
How Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai is breaking new ground as professional athleteHe is India's only consistent professional high-altitude mountaineer for nearly a decade now, since summiting Mount Everest at 16.

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The observatory site in Tamil Nadu
Neutrino Observatory, India-based Rs 1500 crore particle physics project, is delayed India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), the Rs 1,500 crore frontline particle physics research project, has been delayed even though the particles can unravel unsolved mysteries of the universe.