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Internet trolls, the moral police and an intolerant nation

  'I cannot say I like watching porn, or that I like to party, or that I enjoy my drink and, worse still, that I like Rahul Gandhi,' says Neeta Kolhatkar. India has always been pluralist,......

The Dream Evangelist

President Kalam pitched his dreams high. He will be best remembered for that feat, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.  I went to a television show a day after former President A P J Abdul Kalam......

A P J Abdul Kalam: All human beings carry divinity inside themselves

'This can lift us out of confusion, misery, melancholy and failure, and indeed guide us when it is contacted.' 'For us to ignite our spirituality, we need to look inward and transcend our egos. We......

Mr Modi, don't avoid the 'P' word

'The avoidance of the 'P' word had less to do with reality and more to do with the politics -- domestic and international -- of Mr Modi and his efforts to both appear statesman-like (vis-a-vis......

Good God! Thou ate beef?

'If policy-makers hold the lives of animals to be more significant than the welfare of a human populace, I can't believe that they're likely to do anything progressive for India.' Almost 17 years......

The utopian myth of India's double dividend

Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of the Indian capital territory of Delhi, looks neither fat nor nervous, but she was disarmingly frank this week about the difficulties of coping with an annual......

India needs net neutrality? Pros and Cons

It is not that Bharti Airtel has decided to give net access free - it is the websites that pay for the air time while you surf. This is really at the heart of the issue, says Bhupesh Bhandari.......

10 factors that make a city really smart

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has certainly focused India's attention on the urbanisation imperative and got the "smart city" concept buzzing. Image: Indian government has......

India's systemic flaws, a big barrier to growth

Apart from inadequate infrastructure, which must be well-orchestrated to achieve supportive ecosystems for investment and operations, the tax-claims fallout continues to undermine growth prospects.......

India @ 65 - Republic without responsibility

The experiences of 2G scam have demonstrated that at 65, India can be best described as a Republic without Responsibility; a Democracy without any Duty, writes M R Venkatesh. The 2G scam, I......

Review: Jai Ho! Democracy is more silly than satirical!

 'Jai Ho! Democracy is a hasty uptake of news channels and papers drawn into a skit that's too short on subtext to be a realised satire and too silly to be taken seriously', writes......

The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/ Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible......

The World Before The Indian Woman

In the documentary The World Before Her, a young girl has to submit to the will of her father for a most gut-wrenching reason: 'He let me live… I am a girl… but he let me live.'......

Review: Tom Hanks' Electric City is intriguing

AnkurPathakfeel theamazing animation, complemented by a good voice over makes Electric City worth a watch. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has launched an inventive direct-to-web animated series called......

Trailer: Ayesha Takia returns with Mod

Nagesh Kukunoor may not have made brilliant cinema he's known to make in his latest works (8X10 Tasveer, Bombay To Bangkok) but the director isn't done with films yet.He recently launched......

India-Pakistan series is more than cricket: Dravid

'If you look at it from the cricketing perspective, it is always exciting to play against Pakistan' Former India captain Rahul Dravid shares his thoughts on Pakistan hosting India in a series in......

India have reasons to oppose DRS, says ICC CEO

The Board of Control for Cricket in India does "have its own reasons" for opposing the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), says International Cricket Council Chief Executive Dave......

Time stands still for Indian soccer

India are taking a trip to Japan for a World Cup qualifier next week, a journey to another galaxy in soccer terms.Twice Asian Games winners, in the inaugural edition in 1951 and again in 1962,......
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NASA scientist offers a practical look

Real estate prices on planet Mars won't match those on earth, given the vast expanse of empty space on the Red Planet. For those contemplating a... ...
Modern Offices! Where did the furniture go?

Image courtesy nenetus at freedigitalphotos Today's workplaces are being cemented with an unusual, weird, new, abstract material. Got it, but is... ...
Highway toll system corrupt to the core, transporters tell PM

Apex transporters body AIMTC has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in addressing issues hurting the sector, mainly toll collection... ...
Designer Gaurang Shah presents "Samyutka" collection at Lakme Fas...

New Delhi, Sept 10 (IBNS) The collection "Samyutka" is inspired from the epic love story of Prithiviraj Chauhan and Samyukta; the daughter of his... ...
Aren't we star struck anymore?

Putting film actors on a pedestal has now become a ritual from the days of yore. Though there are the Salmans and Shah Rukhs who have teeming... ...

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