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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: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:40

“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.

When Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister…

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 16:13

May 26, 2014 is a day that Narendra Damodardas Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party will not forget in a hurry. On that day the saffron party assumed office at the Centre and was back in power after a decade. And on that day the man who once sold tea at a railway platform became the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy.

IPL 2015: 'MI'nd blowing story of a spectacular comeback

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 23:20

Sachin Tendulkar. Ricky Ponting. Anil Kumble. Jonty Rhodes. Robin Singh. Shane Bond. John Wright. Even though Kiran More, Paras Mhambrey and Rahul Sanghvi too were a part of the Mumbai Indians' support staff, the legends from India, Australia South Africa and New Zealand received a lot of criticism for turning into the proverbial “too many cooks” who would spoil the broth.

Sushma Swaraj: From fierce tigress to a quiet achiever

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:57

The ‘Sushmaism’ from the political hullabaloo is being missed by many these days. Mainly those who have in the past seen 'fiery' Sushma Swaraj taking on opponents with her powerful oratory. Such was her magnetism at one time that many followed Parliament’s proceedings simply so that they could listen to her razor-sharp repartee with her opponents.

How cinema studies changed my perspective of 'film viewing'!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 13:38

“Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can't believe”—Abbas Kiarostami

Trust issues with KP: Team in shambles, ECB still gambles

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 20:47

Kevin Pietersen is devastated. He has every right to be so. A 'massive trust issue' has been cited as a reason why he can't be brought back into the England squad.

Cannes flatgate: Of high heels, feminism and conformity

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 17:08

A hundred years ago, the time was World War 1, men in Europe and America went to war and women took to wearing their husbands' trousers to take up jobs and sustain families. It took half a century for trousers to become fashionable for women.

What Andrew Strauss can learn from Sir Alex Ferguson

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:51

Kevin Pietersen’s on-again, off-again relationship with the England cricket team has brought to the fore England Cricket Board’s ineptitude at man management. The ECB’s treatment of Pietersen is testament to the fact that they are yet to master the art of managing mavericks.

Sikkim: Flowers, mountains and snow - a trip to remember

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:03

Planning a trip and checking boxes while travelling has never been my forte. What I do like is stuffing a few T-shirts in a backpack and taking off whenever I can get some days off. Alas! Growing up has its disadvantages – you cannot just up and leave as you want. And if you are planning to go to Sikkim – that is not an option anyway.

Will Ranbir Kapoor get back his lost ground with `Bombay Velvet`?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:47

When Anurag Kashyap's dream project `Bombay velvet` is unveiled this Friday, all eyes are going to be set on Ranbir Kapoor to see how he fares in his solo performance after a long gap.

It won't be wrong to say that Ranbir is still a bankable star and everyone is waiting to see if he can rake in the moolah for his directors like he has done before.

Salman Khan verdict: For or against, does it matter?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 18:09

On May 6, some took the judge's chair while others turned into lawyers shortly after a sessions court in Mumbai pronounced its verdict against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Apparently, everyone became judgemental and over-reacted when the 'Dabangg' star was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail in the 13-year-old case.

Mother's Day special: A message of gratitude for moms

By Dhriti Sharma | Last Updated: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 00:21

With special days knocking on the door, a pattern has been developed lately to pen down our emotions towards our birth givers, especially on marked calendar days such as the 'Mother's Day', which falls on the second Sunday of May every year. 

Salman Khan verdict: Big loss for Bollywood

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 01:56

May 6, 2015 will indeed be marked as a dark day for Hindi cinema, as superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to 5-year jail term in relation to the 2002 hit-and-run case. The verdict was pronounced by the Mumbai sessions court.

Dear Indians, remember it takes two to tango

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 07:44

When your conscience knows you are at fault and have no answer to defend yourself...simply pass the buck...It can’t get simpler than that...but yes...you think you have the right to cry foul and accuse the system of being a lame duck. Cool!

The comeback conundrum for cricketing legends

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 17:00

In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.

Farmer suicide at AAP rally: Everyone to blame

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:43

Let's blame not just the AAP for Wednesday's farmer suicide but also the Delhi Police, the crowd at the rally, the Narendra Modi government, the Congress, the media and last but not the least, the System!

Louis van Gaal puts Manchester United on track for fruitful journey ahead

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 17:57

Louis van Gaal will be a delighted man not just for the series of victories in the Premier League, but also due to his players' rise in stature and confidence that will serve as a huge boost for next season. United are looking increasingly dangerous as they are progressing ahead under a manager whose philosophy has started to pay dividends.

Women empowerment is beyond short clothes, adultery

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 14:22

Ever since the video meant for creating awareness about “women empowerment”, featuring Deepika Padukone was published on YouTube, an avalanche of responses started pouring in on social media from all quarters - some hailed the makers and the actress for their “courageous” stance, while several others begged to differ.

SC ruling on Section 66A must be hailed but abuse on social media is not acceptable

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 19:14

Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on 2009 amendment to the IT Act, which curbed free speech on social media, as being in contravention of the spirit of the Indian Constitution is something that must be hailed and something that was unanimously cheered by all sections of society.

AB de Villiers: When Superman failed!

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 09:20

Even before the six from Grant Elliott's bat landed into the stands at Eden Park, the jubilant Kiwi dugout rushed to embrace their unheralded hero. The 40,000 spectators rose to their feet. Firecrackers adorned the sky as Elliot punched the air in delight.

Did Congress err in not conferring Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee? 

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:28

The moment Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre in May 2014, it was a given that the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna would be conferred to former prime minister of India and one of their tallest leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Team India deserves praise, not stones and criticism

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:58

The semi-final loss was heartbreaking. The Indian cricket team had been in superb form right throughout the tournament and they were expected to do the same against the mighty Aussies. But despite their seven-match winning streak, somewhere down the line, we all knew it was close to an impossible task for MS Dhoni and his boys.

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Break’

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 16:05

Much has already been written and discussed about Rahul Gandhi’s now infamously famous ‘break’. Well, here is another piece of some genuine advice for the Gandhi scion.

Bhagat Singh: Voice of Reason or Dissent?

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 17:42

As a literature student when we were studying ‘The Trial of Dedan Kimathi’ by Kenyan writers Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Micere Mugo at Hansraj College, Delhi University, it was obvious that we discussed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and their contribution to India’s struggle for Independence since this significant African protest – play has many parallels with the trial of Bhagat Singh.