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It's Marlon Samuels vs Virat Kohli: How two batting mainstays will decide the course of West Indies-India series

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:26

The contest between the these two teams of contrasting realities is likely to come down to these two individuals, with Samuels playing a saviour's role and Kohli taking the role of an enforcer.

View from the Window

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Friday, July 8, 2016 - 21:15

It is not that one is not aware of living a relatively privileged life in a vastly poor country. But that day the reality hit me in a much more real manner.

Robert Vadra: Bad Choice, Bad Timing

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:20

The sudden appearance of Robert Vadra in political advertisements has caught many by surprise. Given the party’s track record of allegiance to the Gandhi-Nehru family, this move should have been expected. In the general elections of 2014, Robert Vadra was seen giving hints in interviews about his interest in joining politics.

Apple at loggerheads with the FBI?

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 12:44

Anything that Apple does, makes news. Any software update, new phone launch, or in fact, even an announcement – anything. However, usually it is positive news about how excited the customers are, or how many queue up hours outside the Apple stores for that first look of the latest gadget. This time, things changed for the negative.

Virat Kohli: Facets which define the supreme rise of star Indian batsman

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:31

Virat Kohli – the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up, has been receiving massive praise from the cricket fraternity for his ability to soak pressure when the going gets tough.

Why Shaktiman the horse is neighing for a saner world!

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 09:17

BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi is alleged to have brutally beaten up ‘Shaktiman’, so much so that terrified creature needed to be operated upon.

Marriage in India- Still a fear for educated women

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 16:43

Divya Joshi

Lord Shiva – As He revealed himself to a Hungarian artist!

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:11

Among the pantheon of Indian deities, there is one who is particularly known for his simplicity and innocence and thus lovingly addressed as “Bhole Baba”.

His appeal knows no bar and devotees from all backgrounds and beliefs are attracted to him. His kripa (beatitude) can touch the soul of any human being, whatever be his caste or colour.

How the Oscars indicate the rise of Donald Trump!

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 18:18

More than the glitter and glamour of the biggest awards in the world of films, and the headlines of Leonardo DiCaprio picking his first trophy, was the not so pleasant #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

JNU row, Rohith Vemula's suicide: Decoding HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s speech in Lok Sabha

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 21:28

Just before the Budget Session of Parliament, it was reported in the media, though not officially confirmed, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted his party colleagues to go all out and be aggressive on the JNU row and the Afzal Guru controversy.

Captain Pawan Kumar: A Jat and a JNU student India needs

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:52

The laurels of a country rest not just on glorious moments that appear as newspaper headlines, but it is more significantly the grain and character of a populace that truly defines the measure of its greatness.

Delhi Water crisis: How Jats left our house stirred, and a lesson from Japan

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 09:11

Today morning when clear, bubbling water gushed out of pipes into our underground tanks, it was celebratory spectacle to behold. Driver, guard, cook, helper and my dear self - we circled around the tank in disbelief. Yes, it was water at last, released by Jal Board after 4 days, sprinkling elixir on our parched lives.

JNU row: Why dissent is acceptable but anti-India activities are not

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:55

Any vibrant university campus with young minds on the threshold of a big bad world is center of debates, discussions and yes, dissent. It is also a place where, apart from the rush of attending classes and tensions about an impending career, student politics is a way of life. Anyone who has been part of higher education in India would know that.

The satisfaction of dissatisfaction!

By Dhriti Sharma | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:53

How often do you feel satisfied? How often are you jolted by the 'reality' facade, wherein you wake up and stare into oblivion, thinking about your course of life, in lay man's language-- What are you doing with your life mate?

Beware of cyber predators: Dangers of virtual world!

By Udita Madan | Last Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 17:56

Simply to gain followers and increase their social base, people don't hold back before adding and/or accepting requests of complete strangers.

ICC World Twenty20: MS Dhoni’s stamp was all over Team India’s squad

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 16:41

MS Dhoni’s penchant for all-rounders in T20 format is not new. That’s the reason selectors opted for Hardik Pandya and Negi, while a specialist batsman in Manish Pandey.

Government Caught Unawares, Yet Again!

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 23:53

Indian government’s ignorance and lackadaisical attitude is in focus once again with February 9, 2016 approaching near. It is the date when the government will yet again have to explain its agreements with social media sites that it is increasingly using for information dissemination.

Of great matches and interviews: Understanding Novak Djokovic's train of thought!

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 16:19

"Thank you all for coming, and I hope you enjoyed this match tonight," said Djokovic after demolishing Federer.

Manish Pandey: Seven years after IPL fame, Karnataka batsman earns real name

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 01:03

Had Ajinkya Rahane been fully fit, Manish Pandey in all likelihood would not have been part of India's playing XI for the final ODI against Australia. But as most brilliant cricketers do, Pandey seized the opportunity, in the most special manner, by pulling off a record run-chase when Team India's pride was at stake.

Ajinkya Rahane: An unmeasured assassin of Team India

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 17:11

In the last five years, many young and talented cricketers have joined the Indian cricket team, who carry a different character and approach towards the way they play the game. Even then, most of them can easily be fitted under the category of flamboyant or bashing cricketers.

New year, new challenges await evolving Virat Kohli

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 20:38

After his success as the captain of Indian Test team, Kohli will have his first challenge as a player in Australia, then the 2016 World Twenty20 in India.

Chris Gayle, your team needs you

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:13

He is certainly one of the modern greats, but stories of a reluctant Gayle excusing himself from the national set up will always paint an image so distraught for the sport that many will be forced to ask, what's there in playing for a national team.

Shun Facebook to kill loneliness before it eliminates you

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:13

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If you think that no other age group is more vulnerable to loneliness than the elderly, go check your backyard. The mammoth rise of the internet and emergence of various social media platforms have left many young Indians - some as young as 14 - socially isolated, lonely and, eventually, in the grip of chronic depression that can take their lives.

Near Death Experience

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:48

‘Death’ is a word, a state, that intrigues and scares many. Nobody knows what happens after one dies though there are many who claim to have the answers. However, even these people cannot be 100 percent sure. Nevertheless, everybody wants to know what happens when one dies?

El Clasico: Ronaldinho redux?

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:15

The Santiago Bernabeu was draped in white, as Real Madrid and Barcelona players took to the iconic stadium's hallowed turf. What was meant as a show of strength from the Madridistas, to intimidate the visiting Catalans, transformed into a show of protest in a matter of ninety minutes.

Don't paint India as an intolerant nation: An open letter to all intellectuals

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:14

Dear respectable intellectuals of this country,

In India, there is no curb on exhibiting one’s views in public — a freedom that can only be enjoyed in a democratic framework. Even then, complications arise when a section of self-righteous people meddles with the social ethos of the country.

Aamir Khan, please ignite ‘sarfaroshi ki shama’

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:14

Dear Aamir Khan,

I grew up watching your films. I loved you, admired you for the various characters that you essayed on the silver screen. Your last name never mattered to me. I never bothered to see if you belonged to a community different from mine. I was only interested in seeing your films and showering you with praises.

Young Mustafizur Rahman: A lion amongst the Tigers!

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 19:23

Bangladesh cricket has found a new young hero whose consistency has enabled him to shine for the Tigers in ODIs. The sensational pacer helped his side win the three-match ODI series at home against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.

Neemrana Fort: A Palatial Holiday

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 14:50

Anindita Das

Because every girl deserves to feel like a princess.

Hashim Amla: Lull before the storm?

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 14:17

Indian bowlers have a notorious reputation of pumping life into a batsman even at his lowest ebb. If there is one man in dire need of some typical Indian bowling hospitality, it is Hashim Amla. Surprisingly, the great run accumulator failed to make a mark in the T20 and ODI series despite his colleagues piling on the misery on the opposition.