LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Dating, Tinder

Using technology to find romance, sex or desire is not lazy

With over 160 million smartphone users, India is one of the largest and most exciting markets in the world for apps like Tinder.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Racism, parched

I went to Comedy Nights Bachao to be roasted, they shamed me for my skin colour

'Parched' actress Tannishtha Chatterjee's Facebook post goes viral.

POLITICS

 |  Rough Cut |  5-minute read
BJP, RSS, Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Why Deen Dayal Upadhyay is an icon for BJP and RSS

Chicago-based writer Shridhar Damle gives an insight into the life and work of one of Sangh's most important leaders.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Mahabharata, philosophy, caste system, Book Extract

When Vyasa forewarned dvapara yuga's end spells the collapse of dharma

Book extract from 'Harivamsha', translated by Bibek Debroy.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Lata Mangeshkar

When Lata Mangeshkar drove Georgetown frantic in 1980

Mohan Deora and Rachana Shah narrate the frenzy the singer generated on an international concert tour.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Uri attack

Modi's speech has shown how India should deal with Pakistan

The contours of PM's policies to deal with a recalcitrant Islamabad are now emerging.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Environment, Book Extract

How trees age and what we can learn from them

[Book extract] A break in its bark, then, is at least as uncomfortable for a tree as a wound in our skin is for us.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Arvind Kejriwal, Akali Dal, Punjab Polls

How Kejriwal is ending up helping Akalis in Punjab

Interestingly, if the rules are reworked, Congress' Amarinder Singh stands a chance in the AAP-SAD chaos.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Pakistan, Modi, Uri attack

Pakistan by a thousand cuts

Modi's nuanced speech has been misread by both supporters and critics.