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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Leher Kala

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.

Denim Disaster: When trying to look cool backfires
Thu, May 10, 2018

Jeans are quite possibly the only item of clothing where you can choose to be stylish by spending Rs 500 or Rs 10,000. Nothing reflects a particular era like the jeans people wore.

On the Loose: Head Room
Mon, May 07, 2018

In-flight connectivity will roll out in the next six months and passengers will be able to make phone calls, check messages, and surf the internet mid-air.

First Take: Endless Night
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The case that changed the culture: The Jessica Lall case was like a movie with an ensemble cast, so many other people’s futures were derailed by a few moments of unthinking recklessness.

On the Loose: Anti Mythical
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Ancient Spiritual texts are relevant, just not in a civil service examination

On The Loose: Shock Value
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Even if we actively seek a change of scene and that feeling of pleasant displacement that only comes from waking up someplace else, travel can also be anxiety inducing.

Cheat Sheet
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

A classroom is a microcosm of the real world

On the Loose: Time Travel
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

How what we watch influences what we wear

Right to Appeal
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

When personal and professional lives collide.

On the Loose: Lease of Life
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

It’s crucial to read between the lines of insurance policies

On the Loose: Chic To Shock
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Awards can gloss over and obfuscate reality

Paradise Lost
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

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.