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June 1, 2015 12:04 pm

To reduce the harmful effects of artificially ripened fruit, it is better to wash the fruits for many minutes so the chemical traces are reduced

May 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Zeeshan Shaikh writes about his humiliating experience while searching for a flat to stay in Mumbai.

May 30, 2015 5:38 pm

Nuke, a nuclear weapon by late 50s, took the verb form as well in the following years, meaning to attack or destroy with nuclear weapons.

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May 29, 2015 11:06 am

This week, we invite readers to play a game invented by the late John Nash

May 28, 2015 8:16 pm

There must be a reason why an almost 80 year old man and a 70 year old man, want to cling on to their seats.

May 25, 2015 4:26 pm

Deciding beforehand about who will do what chores not only saves the marriage from turning sour, but also saves it from turning into a battlefield, where neither partner emerges winner.

May 24, 2015 1:47 pm

Until a few months earlier, a new and cheap drug Mephedrone, commonly called meow meow was legally available and could even be ordered online.

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June 4, 2015 3:45 pm

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?

May 20, 2015 3:46 pm

The first thing about these no-dogs signs is this: putting up a board doesn’t make a rule.

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May 20, 2015 3:10 pm

This week, Problematics explores a tiny village in Odisha and its unique bond with Delhi and Mumbai.

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May 17, 2015 3:54 pm

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.

May 14, 2015 4:36 pm

When it makes sense to count one end as odd and the other as even, and when it does not

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May 14, 2015 2:07 pm

India should judge the possibilities for civil nuclear cooperation with China on the basis of technical merit and economic costs.

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May 27, 2015 8:23 pm

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.

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May 11, 2015 7:41 pm

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?

May 9, 2015 2:25 pm

You come across many a portmanteau word daily. Do you know what they are?

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May 9, 2015 1:39 pm

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.

May 8, 2015 8:24 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit next month must focus on making the border regions a zone of peace, stability and economic cooperation.

May 6, 2015 12:51 pm

Can you unearth 10 simple proverbs from sentences that don't seem to make sense?

May 2, 2015 10:01 am

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."

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April 29, 2015 6:30 pm

Should the farmer claim compensation at separate rates for paddy and wheat, or go for a consolidated claim?

April 29, 2015 9:59 am

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.

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April 26, 2015 12:38 pm

RGV may have given Mammootty a half-hearted apology, but for us, it means zilch.

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April 26, 2015 1:34 pm

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.

April 24, 2015 7:18 pm

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'

April 27, 2015 9:01 am

A piece of garment can sometimes lead to interesting situations worth narrating. In my case it's the headscarf.

April 22, 2015 3:17 pm

If you thought the Singapore math puzzle was hard to crack, we came up with something equally tough.

April 18, 2015 3:02 pm

The new Bill writes off certain children, denying them the opportunity to reform and a second chance at life.

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April 15, 2015 8:19 pm

Three questions that Rahul Gandhi needs to answer; and 'where were you?' is not one of them.

April 15, 2015 1:53 pm

In this week's Problematics, we bring together movie giants Godzilla, King Kong and, a creation of internet, giant squid.

April 8, 2015 10:10 pm

Finally, here was something I could understand. More importantly, here was the number I could launch your puzzle with.

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April 1, 2015 6:38 pm

In this week's Problematics, the examination season has given us some puzzling inspiration.

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April 10, 2015 1:11 pm

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.

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March 26, 2015 6:48 pm

We have the pulse of the nation and a finger on the funny bone too.

March 26, 2015 11:12 am

In this week's Problematics, we place bets on who will win the World Cup against a professional bookie and a dumb one.

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March 19, 2015 8:21 am

A blog for people who like to solve problems using common sense or aam aadmi mathematics.