YOUR FIX FOR THE WEEKEND

YOUR FIX FOR THE WEEKEND

India's courtship of ASEAN, the 'mythical' threat to national sanity, legal tangles of Aadhaar, relevance of WEF, Dutee Chand's return and more

Tango with ASEAN

Modi had no vision, road map or sea map to offer the ASEAN leaders that could rival Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative. On the other hand, ASEAN nations are divided on whether to counter China aggressively or 'settle' for coexistence.

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Mythical mess

India appears to be in the vortex of a tsunami of irrationality, intolerance and senseless violence triggered off by a blind belief in myths and that too by fringe groups. The toxic mix of present day politics and religion will sow seeds of intolerance, hatred and a combative politics that justifies violence and leads to divisions that will crack society.

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Aadhaar or Niraadhaar?

Aadhaar neither confers citizenship nor guarantees rights, benefits, or entitlements nor aims to replace any existing identity cards. Aadhaar is a random number, not loaded with profiling or intelligence into identity numbers that makes it insusceptible to fraud, theft and provides privacy in such perspective.

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No forum for the poor

WEF is not a forum for global governance but a platform where leaders and businessmen look to grab every possibility to multiply business and profits. This comes even as 82 per cent of the wealth in the world was cornered by 1 per cent of the population in 2017.

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Wronged runner's rebirth

Last week, the CAS has extended the suspension of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ rules on hyperandrogenism by another six months. Dutee Chand hopes to resume her athletic career in full swing and focus on her performance.

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Food blogging dil se!

Living hundreds of miles away from home, these food bloggers are whipping up traditional Indian recipes along with some gorgeous photography. They also impart impressive twists to their recipes, all while being passionate and proud of their Indian roots.

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