It’s crucial to read between the lines of insurance policies
Awards can gloss over and obfuscate reality
Sardesai’s impassioned speech, full of loathing for North Indians and what they’re doing to Goa, conjures a picture of an invasion of dodgy khap panchayats, and black SUV driving opportunists.
Post Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, there has been a positive shift in attitudes towards whistleblowing, yet it carries a strong negative connotation. Nobody likes a snitch. In India, especially, whistleblowers tend to end up badly.
(Not) getting paid to do what you love
Traditions offer comfort and in a chaotic world, we search for an order that makes sense to us. The problem of questioning our belief systems means completely shedding our prejudices, hard for a society that has always been drowning in superstition.
Eating out with your wet-nosed companion
In India we are somewhat better equipped to handle loneliness. Maybe because there are so very many of us and the entourage culture of brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles is still thriving.
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
'The real success of a city depends on its ability to make available its facilities and resources equitably. Everybody who lives there must have access to what the city offers, be it housing, drinking water, healthcare, safety or educational opportunities,' says Sheila Dikshit.