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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.

El Clasico, and the contrasting study with Spain's Champions League claims

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 16:16

On the importance of El Classico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga, and Spanish clubs' domination in Europe, specially in UEFA Champions League.

The return of Sonia Gandhi

By Ajith Vijay Kumar | Last Updated: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:18

After an uncharacteristically long winter, spring appears to be finally finding its feet in India. Winter was long and harsh, akin to the predicament faced by the Congress following the summer shocker by Narendra Modi last year.

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.

Nirbhaya Rape Case: When a documentary becomes national shame

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 14:36

“A woman is to blame for rape!”

“They provoke men with their short clothes!”

“They wouldn't dress up if they didn't want to be raped!”

“Don't resist rape– it would be simpler for you!”

The fatmospheric existence

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 19:04

Have you ever been approached by a random person in the Metro and told how you are unhappy? Has some child just randomly been rude to you and called you names because you were walking by?

Can BJP-PDP alliance give a stable government to Jammu and Kashmir?

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 18:40

On March 01, 2015, Jammu and Kashmir finally got an elected government after more than two months of Assembly polls when PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state. On the same day history was created when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became a part of the government in J&K for the first time.

What is a World Cup without Sachin Tendulkar?

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 15:20

In my previous office during the ICC World Cup 2011, India were up against England in their second match of the tournament and Sachin Tendulkar, batting on 32 off 50 balls, was taking his own time to get going. A colleague (an anti-Tendulkar person), without realizing that I was a fan, said, “Ye itni dheemi gati sey run bana raha hai. Arey ye bhagwaan hai ya shaitan?

Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu nailed the speech, now for implementation

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:56

"Actions speak louder than words."

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's Rail Budget 2015 absolutely nailed the script, but it's the implementation that will decide how history remembers him.

The ticking time bomb of marriageable age

By Vibhuti Jaitly | Last Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:53

Okay, so this topic which I am about to rant about is something which I have been facing since the past few months now. And I feel many girls who are in their late twenties might agree with me, if not all.

For starters, I am a 28 years old independent working woman. Sounds legitimate and convincing, right? Well! Not for everyone.

Kim Kardashian – Glorifying Stupidity!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 12:19

Somebody needs to please find me a job like Kim Kardashian and family, where one is simply paid to exist. I need a fabulous job such as hers where if I sneeze, the sneeze gets the front page coverage.

I may despise her as much as I want but as the saying goes - “Love her. Hate her. But you cannot ignore her.”

Why the Delhi Assembly Elections were not a referendum on PM Narendra Modi

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:24

Politics is like sports. It’s a great leveller. And politics is also an arena, akin to sports, where the victor will become vanquished one day and vice versa. Thus, no party can hope to win always and likewise, one never knows when a political party’s fortunes will turn around.

Yuvraj Singh: The match-winner India will badly miss at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 16:27

At the IPL 8 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who released their marquee player Yuvraj Singh for fresh bidding, were in a panic mode, as Delhi Daredevils seemed determined to buy the all-rounder at any cost. Vijay Mallya and his camp, who had sealed the all-rounder in a controversial bid last year, released the southpaw thinking he wasn't worth 14 crores.

Reasons why womanhood will be extinct soon...

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 09:57

As if womanhood wasn't stabbed unto death after Nirbhaya’s brutal gang-rape and the atrocities meted out to her body beyond imagination that the spine-chilling case of Rohtak gang-rape of a mentally challenged woman came to light.

Martin Luther King would have been shocked!

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 20:26

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol, personally received the US President Barack Obama at the airport, treated him with utmost respect and embraced him with warmth to strengthen Indo-US relationship that had almost slipped into hibernation in the last few years.

There are better things to worry about than AIB Roast!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 15:14

Let us give ourselves a huge pat on our backs for bringing such an important issue (AIB Knockout) to the forefront—a comedy roast, which got termed as national shame by some.

Shiva—your secret eye encapsulates the world!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00


There is none like him, there never was, there never can be. Lord Shiva stands for the most masculine, profound and handsome god, if I may say so. The mystique around this wanderer god intensifies, if you happen to adore him or worship him in any which way.

Aamir Khan on AIB: Taking the high-road or hypocrisy?

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:06

All India Ba****d roasted actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh as they sat and guffawed at all kinds of abuses being hurled at them. An incident that has grabbed the headlines since the last two weeks made everyone have an opinion about it.

Leander Paes: Tennis is fun, even at 41!

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 17:03

Singles' finals are the headline acts at any Grand Slam tournament. Australian Open 2015 was no different. Top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams delivered what was expected of them. Both made history – Novak, by becoming the first man in the modern era to win five Aussie Open titles and Serena, by conquering her 19th slam.

Valentine special: 10 things women expect from their partners!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 14:29

Love does not have simply one definition or an angle to its myriad forms. With Valentine's Day just zooming in and the single ladies out there wondering what to look for in their partners, make sure you never compromise with the one you feel you can click with. A girl can be very demanding at times or not at all.

Barack Obama’s comment on ‘religious intolerance in India’ was unwarranted

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:47

A section of people in India suffer from a certain kind of affliction. It really does not have a name but it is basically this — anything that the West says, especially the United States, becomes gospel truth for them. They are, to put it blatantly, ‘star struck’ with the West.

Obama and Modi bonhomie: The Part II of the Story

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:47

President Barack Obama is a very astute man. With thought out and extremely well-timed pronouncements, he has put into perspective another man’s attempt to paint a varied picture. In the process, it looks like he has taught our very own dapper Prime Minister Narendra Modi a lesson or two in diplomacy.

Let me explain how.