Leher Kala

Netflix addiction: Press Pause
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Entertaining ourselves to madness. Human beings are not machines. Binge watching isn’t wild debauchery. Of all the vices it’s possible to succumb to — drugs, alcohol, even copious amounts of food — Netflix is, by far the least problematic.

Men’s world
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

... the hashtag army is closing in on it

On the Loose: Life in the Slow Lane
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Politicians are not that special.

It’s Complicated
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that the 158-year-old Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code that made adultery a punishable offence only for men, no longer applies

Futile Fame
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Setting the obscure records straight. The records that matter, and concern us all are, however, far from triumphant.

On the Loose: Marital Miracle
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

A marriage course is a good idea

Ode to the Code
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

Etiquette evolves but basic manners stay the same.

On the Loose: May Day
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

It's difficult to both, ask for, and accept help. Those lakhs of stranded people in Kerala who have lost homes and livelihoods must also face the frustrating modern conundrum, that not everyone who wants to help, may be permitted to.

On the loose: The Tune Out
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

No news is good news. But good news is not news.

On the Loose: Club Class
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

What ‘members only’ means in the new world

Max-d Out
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

To buy or not to buy.

Prison Break: You don’t have to do the crime to do a little time
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The average Indian, who lacks both money and time, is already a prisoner of circumstance and is unlikely to venture into a jail as an enthusiastic vacationer.

Nowhere Men
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

The entire country is frantically googling “shared psychosis” and speculating how a seemingly normal family — who were dancing at one of the victim’s engagement two weeks ago — could become unwitting participants in this gruesome tragedy.

On the Loose: Round Two
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

"I have often noticed that people in second marriages are more considerate, and consciously steer clear of repeating old mistakes. However, I am of the opinion that marital history, at least with the same person, repeats itself."

Dead End
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

When it feels like your world is collapsing. No one can ever really know what’s going on in anyone’s head, yet, it is deeply unsettling that somebody can be going about their day as usual but secretly be plotting their final hour.

On the loose: Politics of Decency
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The only way to solve the very serious problems that can arise with sexting is to remember that relationships change. And if naive people would stop clicking explicit pictures there wouldn’t be a problem to begin with. Defining indecency, however, remains problematic.

On The Loose: Without Fail
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Whatever one’s opinion of the value of the CBSE or ICSE curriculum, a 90+ score is an indication of how hard a student is willing to work for something, which is a trusted predictor of success in life in general.

On the Loose: Pipe Down
Mon, May 28, 2018

Facing the music for playing the music

On the Loose: Sneak peek
Mon, May 21, 2018

The dos and don’ts of running shoes.

Home Alone
Mon, May 14, 2018

A Google search for the numbers of adults in legal battles with their parents doesn’t reveal clear statistics but going by the top three stories that surfaced, it appears India’s 40-somethings are a bunch of ruthless ogres, shoving their elderly into old age homes after they’ve grabbed all their assets.