No doubt, in this age of polarisation the news is extremely stressful. Life is painful enough without cluttering your mind with the world’s problems early in the morning. On an individual level, one can do nothing about them anyway
Students don’t need cell phones in schools
If the benchmark of a good citizen is paying your taxes and following the laws of the land, how and where we choose to spend our private income should be just that, private.
Doing what’s right can have several interpretations
The romance of greeting cards
It is, perhaps, human nature to believe the worst about other people. The price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom. Labels, especially those brandishing ‘child killer’ or ‘molester’ are impossible to shake off.
There’s no cure for the cancer of stupidity
Loosely based on a survivor’s book it tells the story of a father who tries to keep his young son’s spirits up by pretending the concentration camp is just a game.
The final nail in Indigo’s proverbial coffin is the video of their ground staff manhandling a passenger, who had disembarked at the Delhi airport. After it became prime time news on TV, Indigo apologised and has taken action against the staff.
The sharp clamour of criticism
Age doesn’t make everyone weary
The power of the shared experience — through your harrowing story I see my own — has been profoundly cathartic
There are still some creations that soar above political ideologies
The shaky wisdom of a self-imposed exile
It’s not only English that matters
If you are to the manor born, own it
We’re constantly disseminating trivia on Facebook and Twitter that, somehow, has created the dangerous illusion that we can comprehend everything, no matter how out of our area of understanding it might be.
The mystic will never entirely vanish
When predators are just an app away
Except, for a generation that has notoriously short attention spans, one has to wonder if 56 minutes also isn’t 20 minutes too long to hold forth, even for one of the most enigmatic leaders of the world
Art is not just for art’s sake.
The grass may be getting greener, this side
In the sharing economy, the discomfort around splitting bills is much less
In this city, the Delhi Gymkhana Club and the Golf Club are still valiantly clinging on to their identity, of being the last bastions of old-world charm and propriety. However, this isn’t just about an outdated notion of a dress code that nobody but the babus at these august institutions care for.
Life in India is tough enough. At least we can count on the staggering intellectuals who have written this gem of a booklet to give us a few laughs. It’s not worth wasting newsprint rubbishing the Ayush Ministry’s laughably unscientific theories for pregnant women since you don’t need to be a doctor to gauge its ludicrousness.
Unisex uniforms are the way forward to prevent charges of vulgarity.
Almost nobody I know fights in person anymore. Colleagues disagree on e-mail. Spouses express themselves with curt texts.
Eating saturated fats to stay thin.
Shabana Azmi’s photograph from over four decades ago shows how fundamentally the film festival has changed.
New age TV shows shock, and start a conversation on uncomfortable issues.
Don’t knock the couch conversations
You can judge a book by its author
For women, divorce continues to be a raw deal.
It’s morbidly hilarious, reminiscent of an apocalypse story set in an alternate universe where a mute electorate falls for whatever nonsense is fed to them.
The issue of absence from Rajya Sabha has been reported several times, notably four months ago, when only 23 MPs showed up when a minimum of 25 out of 245 members are required to start proceedings.
Finding your happy place.
Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for books.