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Here's why I support 'Kiss of Love'

By Shruti Saxena | Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:01

Don't you feel glad when you see an older couple sharing time with each other on a park bench hand in hand, or a newly-wed couple sharing a lovable kiss and embracing each other?

Isn’t freedom beyond a ‘Kiss of Love’?

By Gayatri Sankar | Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:48

Public display of affection, or PDA as we popularly call it, is yet to find acceptance in the society that we dwell in. The recent 'kiss of love' campaign by some of the volunteers in Kerala, protesting against the moral police, has proved that India, as a nation, is not prepared to allow its citizens to indulge in such physical intimacy in public and rightly so.

I am 24 and single, so what?

By Anindita Dev | Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 19:37

Many a times I have come across mundane people bombarding me with their bizarre questions inquiring `Why am I still single`?

This is a question which even I may not have thought deeply into, as it seriously does not bother me. But repeated queries (some of them heavy with concern) from my social circle have set the rational wheels of my brain churning for an answer.

Romancing the hills in Ranikhet

By Aparna Mudi | Monday, November 3, 2014 - 13:47

India is my favourite place on earth. Where else will you find landscapes as contradictory to each other within 500 kilometres? There are snow-capped mountains and vast sand deserts, beautiful waterfalls and exotic virgin beaches, all in one country. India is a place where colours are a riot of emotions and people are welcoming.

Shah Rukh Khan and the emperor's new clothes

By Aparna Mudi | Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:17

Never a die-hard fan, but I have always admired this charming fellow from Delhi. My favourite Shah Rukh Khan moment was his introductory scene in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ where he plays rugby in the rain. I guess every SRK fan fell for him in that movie. Maybe, the credit goes more to Aditya Chopra than to SRK himself.

Shades of grey – The perception of perfection

By Gayatri Sankar | Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:10

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” - Salvador Dalí

Each of us has often heard people discussing perfection and what we could do to try and become “perfect”. We often assume that everything around us is either black or white, and seldom acknowledge or appreciate the existence of greys.

Another Diwali away from home!

By Anindita Dev | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:57

With the crème de la crème of Indian festivals — Diwali — just around the corner, I can only but feel a sense of alienation as I see everyone around me hatching plans with their family for the celebration of light.

Well, of course, I do take part in the festivities, but staying away from home does take away the true meaning of this festival.

Building anticipation - Bollywood's new fad

By Aparna Mudi | Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:50

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,” said noted artist Andy Warhol.

Bollywood seems to have taken his words to heart. It has become the new mantra in Bollywood to get the audience chock-full of anticipation for an upcoming film, and the new fad has even surpassed the old one of numerology-induced crazy spellings.

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