10 THINGS

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1. MAOIST INTERNAL WARS
From the days of Kondapalli Seetharamaiah, they’ve fought over leadership, strategy and caste. Now, we look the other way.

2. FRAUD IN THE MEDIA
Appalling work ethic, deals with politicians, slanting news, bribery, ghettos. The works.

3. ALCOHOL MURDERS 
After drinks, a father kills five daughters, a CRPF man kills six colleagues and a youngster runs seven down.

4. LIFE ON THE STREETS 
A couple of million out there. What happens?

5. MONEY IN LAWMAKING
Who our richest men call, for instance. Who call on them. And the decisions consequently made in Delhi.

6. MAFIA IN RELIGION
The real dons. Hidden, powerful, controlling vast money and people.

7. EMBASSY INTERESTS
A whole world thrives behind a veil of immunity.

8. YOUTH POLITICS
Some secret meetings are lethal: who is to win, who is to lose, which caste to rule, how much money.

9. ART CRIMES
Fakes, cartels surrounding famous artists, thefts, and the crores. Where are the stories?

10. ENERGY
The big wars are here. Renewable versus petrol. China versus India. And climate change.

& 10 THINGS THAT ARE OVERDONE

1. Political propaganda
2.
 Cricket
3.
 Bollywood celebs
4.
 Ayodhya
5. Appropriating the success of Indians abroad
6. Stock market. It’s not a national barometer
7. Trivia on Hindi news channels. Rebirth, cats on trees, domestic fights
8. Pakistan
9. Medical findings. Mostly contradict each other
10. The US. No more Big Brother

Illustration: Anand Naorem

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