Until a few months earlier, a new and cheap drug Mephedrone, commonly called meow meow was legally available and could even be ordered online.
Did you know that the vanquished members of an ancient tribe from Israel were slain by their rival tribe because they couldn't pronounce the sound 'sh' in shibboleth?
The first thing about these no-dogs signs is this: putting up a board doesn’t make a rule.
This week, Problematics explores a tiny village in Odisha and its unique bond with Delhi and Mumbai.
On a more serious note, American quadrennial Presidential campaigns and political discourse in their wake have proved to be quite a quarry for the English language.
When it makes sense to count one end as odd and the other as even, and when it does not
India should judge the possibilities for civil nuclear cooperation with China on the basis of technical merit and economic costs.
As the panic goes viral, responsible fathers and worried husbands pick up their phones calling half of their contact list and updating the Richter numbers.
The underlying problem is the battered state of Indian sports. Why do we still not have many non-cricketing icons and why do we continuously fail to produce sporting champions?
You come across many a portmanteau word daily. Do you know what they are?
Of late, Bollywood is hell-bent on fetishising everything Bengali. Piku too thrives on these stereotypes but it also warms the cockles of the most hardboiled Bengali heart.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit next month must focus on making the border regions a zone of peace, stability and economic cooperation.
Can you unearth 10 simple proverbs from sentences that don't seem to make sense?
Prime Minister David Cameron tried to woo the Indian community with a slogan which took off from the Modi campaign: "Phir ek baar Cameron sarkar."
Should the farmer claim compensation at separate rates for paddy and wheat, or go for a consolidated claim?
New version of Lalla, lalla lori is not a parody, it is just an ode to the urge to be drunk at unearthly hours and at a every inappropriate age.
RGV may have given Mammootty a half-hearted apology, but for us, it means zilch.
Lenskart.com took no time to cash in on the earthquake that shook and shocked most of north and east India while devastating much of Nepal.
It’s more a meal since Ramu isn’t really looking for a relationship, but then who would care for a story which said ‘Man wants to eat 365 meals with women'
A piece of garment can sometimes lead to interesting situations worth narrating. In my case it's the headscarf.
If you thought the Singapore math puzzle was hard to crack, we came up with something equally tough.
The new Bill writes off certain children, denying them the opportunity to reform and a second chance at life.
Three questions that Rahul Gandhi needs to answer; and 'where were you?' is not one of them.
In this week's Problematics, we bring together movie giants Godzilla, King Kong and, a creation of internet, giant squid.
Finally, here was something I could understand. More importantly, here was the number I could launch your puzzle with.
In this week's Problematics, the examination season has given us some puzzling inspiration.
Close on the heels of Indian male chauvinism's 'golden moment' in holding Anushka Sharma responsible for Team India's defeat at the hands of Australia follows the 'powerful' video featuring Deepika Padukone.
We have the pulse of the nation and a finger on the funny bone too.
In this week's Problematics, we place bets on who will win the World Cup against a professional bookie and a dumb one.
A blog for people who like to solve problems using common sense or aam aadmi mathematics.
A humane society must be able to provide basic health access to its citizens irrespective of their paying capacity.
Traditionally, essential services like milk, newspapers and medical shops are not subjected to the rituals of this (hartal) festival.
The World Cup with its round-robin format provides for some delightful mathematical entertainment
At the national level, government of India spends a measly 4 % of its budget on health.
February 21, 1952: After Independence and before Liberation War, East Pakistan saw yet another uprising.
Where I saw the BJP was on TV. And their visibility on television was much more than what it was on the ground