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Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Decoding Bhagwat-Modi duo’s Muslim googly

The Chief of RSS Mohan Bhagwat’s statement saying Muslims are a part of the Hindu Rashtra dream of the RSS and their vision of the nation has a place for Muslims though appears to be a googly, beyond the surface actually it isn’t.

The statement made by the RSS chief at the three day conglomeration of the Sangh, came...

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Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Manmarziyaan: When Anurag Kashyap jockeys around ‘post-love era’

Anurag Kashyap who just a decade ago reinterpreted the story of Devdas drowning in his agony of lost love, understanding very well the pulse of the new generation of the new millennium, now has ended up making Manmarziyaan while trying to underline the new shade of love in what can be called the post-love era, seems a decade behind of...

Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Stree: Heralding a new phase of feminism in Bollywood

In the country where superstitions are deep rooted, in times when champions of anti-superstition bill are being killed, to make a film like Stree is undoubtedly an act of bravery. In Bombay cinema the genre of horror films has always played to the stereotype using the superstitions to its benefit and has strengthened those superstitions. Stree breaks away from this...

coastaldigest.com web desk

Kashmiri woman Iram Habib gives wings to her aspirations

When the teenage Kashmiri girl Iram Habib expressed her wish to join the aviation sector after Class XII, no one was ready to support her. But, she did not give up on her dreams. Now, the 30-year-old has become the only woman pilot from Srinagar to fly a commercial aircraft. She will join a private airline next month.

It...

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coastaldigest.com web desk

In 100 days CM Kumraswamy visited 47 temples, a dargah, a church and a mosque

Bengaluru, Aug 30: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy completes 100 days in office today. But there is no enthusiasm among the party cadre and the celebration is muted across the state. Apart from the lack of coordination, and mutual distrust between the coalition partners, the recent floods in Kodagu and neighbouring districts, and unending draught in parts of the state...

coastaldigest.com web desk

‘Modi has to go’: After witnessing Gujarat genocide, Vajpayee wanted then CM to step down

A biography of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16, 2018, looks at the hardline roots behind his liberal image. Ullekh NP’s The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox , (published by Penguin Books India) which was released on December 25, 2016 to mark Vajpayee’s 92nd birthday, looks at his relationship with leaders of his party...

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Karnataka to build a ‘detention centre’ for overstaying foreigners, illegal immigrants

Bengaluru: The union government of India has urged the Karnataka state government to set up a “detention centre” in Bengaluru exclusively for overstaying foreign nationals and illegal immigrants from other countries.

The Union Home Ministry wrote a letter last week to the Principal Secretary of the State Home Department, directing to take up measures to set up...

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Agencies

“Did you see his big beard? He looked like a terrorist”: The horror story of Bidar mob lynching

Bidar, Jul 30: In the tiny hamlet of Murki in Karnataka’s Bidar district, inspector VB Yadwad surveyed a pile of bricks and stones in a ditch where he and other police officers had been attacked earlier this month while trying to save a group of five men on a road trip from a violent mob.

"We tried hard to...

Atul Pai | coastaldigest.com

‘We must overcome trust-deficit and religious issues’ | interview with MLA Dr Bharath Shetty

Dentist-turned-politician Dr Y Bharath Shetty, who wrestled the Mangaluru City North constituency from Congress leader B A Mohiuddin Bava in 2018 Karnataka Assembly polls, feels that police should be given a free hand to keep a check on communal tensions in coastal Karnataka. The enthusiastic first time MLA, in a candid chat with coastaldigest.com, also elaborates his plan for the...

Sandhya D'Souza | coastaldigest.com

Meet Sammilan Shetty, the butterfly-man of Karnataka

It was a regular Zoology assignment in 2004 that triggered the sudden interest of then student Sammilan Shetty towards butterflies. Fourteen-years since, having quit his fulltime-lectureship post, this 32-year-old has been successfully running Karnataka’s first private butterfly park in coastal district of Dakshina Kannada since 2011.

At the foothills of Western Ghats in Belvai village of Moodbidri taluk, a...

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