Officials need to improve safety mechanisms after Phil Hughes tragic death

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:53

Phillip Hughes was batting on 63. His family was present at the ground as he played another classy innings. The 25-year-old would have known that another 37 runs could get him back into the Australian squad for the upcoming four-match Test series against India.

Only a ‘Swachh Cricket Abhiyan’ can save the gentleman’s game

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 16:50

In the year 2000, when my father told me about Hansie Cronje being caught in match-fixing, instead of being shocked, I laughed and said, “You must be kidding.

When will Indian cinema stop objectifying women?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:24

We Indians are a hypocritical lot. At one end, we shout our hearts out for equal rights for women, we want to be respected and taken seriously but at the other end, we let the film industry define feminine stature.

Yes, the portrayal of women in our Bollywood films is downright demeaning and there are hardly any of us who have actually ever voiced our concerns.

Is it really about time and destiny? I think so!

By Vibhuti Jaitly | Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:24

“No one gets before time and more than destiny”

I have been listening to the aforesaid quote since I was a teenager, but I didn't pay much heed to it. But off late, the question that has started to boggle my mind is – do 'right' time and destiny actually exist and play an important part in shaping our lives? Is our life bound and ruled by these two.

What could push a child to the brink?

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 18:00

“What is the simplest way to die?”

Seeing my usually cheerful friend uncharacteristically gloomy, I ventured to question his new-found melancholy when this remark knocked the wind out of me. He teaches less-privileged children, and his peace of mind had been jolted by a 10-year-old boy from his class, who asked him: “Sir, what is the simplest way to die?”

Mr Narendra Modi... don't worry we will fail you!

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 07:39

The Indian Railways is truly the face of India. It represents every facet of India, be it population explosion or uncleanliness. A glimpse of the same greeted me during my recent travel from Dhanbad to Delhi. The moment I got down at Ghaziabad station to head back to my home in Noida, my senses were at the receiving end of unbearable stink and ghastly sight of garbage and even human waste.

Virat Kohli: Master of chases, a skipper everybody praises

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:18

By the end of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka, even though Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament, the stats showed he was ten runs behind his counterpart Angelo Mathews, who ended up being the highest run-scorer with 329 runs.

Vintage Modi Vs Modi in English – The right choice?

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:17

When Narendra Modi started out as the Prime Minister, he was lauded and applauded for showing pride in his mother tongue – he chose Hindi as a medium for diplomatic parleys and major speeches.

Media widely reported that after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi was probably the second leader who had addressed the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi.