An open letter to PM Narendra Modi and CM Arvind Kejriwal from a Delhiite

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 13:05

Hello Mr PM and Mr CM,

At the outset I would like to congratulate both of you on having completed one year and 100 days in your respective offices. After assuming office, both of you had shared vision of 'rising India and Delhi' and listed a number of challenges that your respective governments would face in realising those dreams.

Forget love, loneliness is in the air!

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 09:39

Yes, loneliness is in! Look around yourself. Don't you notice curious eyes glued into flashy screens and fingers hurriedly typing away in glory! In offices, in metros, in all public places and even at family functions, this is the trend nowadays. This is the new 'normal' now. And this lifestyle has left us lonelier than before instead of bringing us closer.

French Open win: Out'Stan'ding Wawrinka shows Australian Open title was no fluke

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 08:55

When Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final last year, many believed he wouldn't have won his first major had the Spaniard been fully fit that day.

But on Sunday, at Roland Garros, the 30-year-old proved why he isn't 'The Other Swiss' anymore and deserves to have more trophies adorning his cabinet.

Manipur attack: Why are human rights groups silent on killing of Army personnel?

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 15:51

Silence can be deafening. The quietude in the ranks of the plethora of human rights groups that are shrill when even a single civilian is killed is nerve-wracking, to say the least.

World Environment Day: Couple-showers or carpools? Choose your way to make a difference

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:01

They say charity begins at home. But I guess it’s high time we got a little more charitable outside of it – especially vis-à-vis our surroundings, the roads and places outside our humble abodes.

Whatever happened to that two-minute wonder 'Maggi'

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 13:00

Everyone has that one friend or acquaintance who was brilliant and talented when young. It looked as if he would make it big. But suddenly one day you realise that there is a dark side to him– he went the wrong way, dabbled in narcotics, or became a drunkard and slowly you fell out because no matter how much you hoped he never came out of that abyss.

On the Right Track

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:40

Having being used to seeing the Congress party make self-goals so frequently in the recent past, it seems unbelievable to see it finally do some course correction. The biggest credit for this goes to its conspicuous-by-his-absence turned conspicuous-by-his-presence vice president, Rahul Gandhi.

Heatwave killed people, numbers killed conscience

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 22:16

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” —‘’Let them eat cake” – quipped Queen Marie- Antoinette, bride of France’s King Louis XVI, some where around in 1789 when she was told that her French subjects were dying and had no bread to eat.