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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:51
Narendra Modi is literally taking the world by storm. In the short span that he has been the Prime Minister of India he has visited Japan, United States, Brazil, Australia, Nepal, Myanmar and Fiji. Some have been bilateral visits, while others have been summits and so on. And in all of his trips abroad there has been a similar streak.
By Sushmita Dutta | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 17:12
This year on Children’s Day, Narendra Modi-led NDA government had come up with a unique idea of ‘Bal Swachhata Abhiyan’ which was jointly carried out by the education and health departments from November 14 to19 in various schools.
The campaign had been launched with an aim to provide an opportunity for the young generation to understand the necessity of cleanliness.