Respect, not trophies will mark Mahela, Sangakkara’s splendid careers

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 08:41

No matter where you were, no matter which was your favourite team, if you were watching Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene shaking hands with players in coloured jerseys for that one final time, post a humiliating defeat against South Africa and weren’t emotional, you possibly never were a cricket fan.

Fair and handsome Hritihik Roshan? Not you too!

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 19:43

It is so disappointing when an actor you have liked and respected for so long goes to the dark side. Well in this case the 'light' side.

Indians have a racist streak in them. They all like fair people.

Is BJP president Amit Shah losing his ‘Midas touch’?

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 16:54

Winning continuously can be addictive. And, who else other than BJP’s master strategist and party president, Amit Shah, can realise it better. However, his role as a man, who made the BJP victorious in elections after elections in recent times, despite big challenges, has now begun to come under scrutiny.

When humans turn demons...

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:47

We humans are God’s most intelligent, beautiful and dynamic creation (that’s what most of us believe)! We are endowed with the ability to think and do things that our fellow living beings can’t.

We have been gifted with a tongue to express ourselves and also have the power to decide the plight of the mute beings on earth. We are a superior race both literally and otherwise, isn’t it?

Online dating stigma

By Tanya Ashreena | Last Updated: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:40

"So where did you guys meet?" I asked my friend, who was dating a Scottish guy.

"We met through friends..." my friend said.

Yeah right, I thought, it was probably on a dating site.

Several months on, my friend confessed she had in fact met her boyfriend through OkCupid.

“Ban Ban! My country shot me down!”

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 14:37

It's not about the song from the 60's by Nancy Sinatra, but rather the series of unprecedented bans that our country faces in the wake of recent events.

I dread to wake up one fine morning and face a ban for having snored too loud. Going by what is happening in the last few weeks, it seems possible!

In search of greener pastures?

By Vibhuti Jaitly | Last Updated: Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 14:56

“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources―because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” -- Lyndon B. Johnson

Politics of Oil: Should oil importers be worried of geopolitical consequences?

By Tanya Ashreena | Last Updated: Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 15:40

A strong US dollar and soft demand has brought down oil prices. But it is improved technology, such as hydraulic fracking, that has brought about abundant supplies of shale oil from the US onto the market, along with the Middle East, which despite conflict, has not budged on supply.

It seems excess oil supply is here to stay.