VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Diwali, Ayodhya, Uttarakhand, Ravana, Boodhi Diwali, Ram

For one region in Uttarakhand, Diwali is still a month away

Since the mountainous region of Jaunsar-Bawar is far away, it is believed the news of Lord Ram's conquest over Ravana reached late.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Rape, sexual assault, Crime Against Women, Child sexual abuse

How women in India are programmed to remain silent about sexual abuse

Most women are victims of child sexual abuse, they fear speaking up against men in positions of power even later in life.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Taj Mahal, China, India, Soft Power

India has an edge over China in soft power, divisive politics must not harm it

New Delhi should not ape Beijing's obsession with uniformity and propensity to obliterate certain periods of history.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, GST, firecrackers, Demonetisation

GST Kaala Saanp, Notebandi Anars prove firecracker traders won't forgive or forget politicians

Politics and government policies, even in the form of firecrackers, always manage to burn a hole in the public’s pocket.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Aamir Khan, Bollywood, Secret Superstar

Why Aamir Khan's Sexy Baliye will put item girls out of business

The actor does not need to play the lead role to make his presence felt.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Rural India, MGNREGA, Rural poor

Forget GST disaster, alarming that Modi government is barely left with MGNREGA funds

It is ironic that Mahatma Gandhi’s name was added to the scheme.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Aadhaar, Jharkhand, PDS, Ration cards

Aadhaar-linked PDS: Jharkhand girl's death has become a shameful theatre of blame-games

Those saying it had nothing to do with the family’s non-UID linked ration card being cut off from the PDS are deluded.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Slut-shaming, Consent, Polyamoury, Polyamory

Indian men slut-shamed a woman for polyamoury because how dare she make sexual choices

For the uninitiated, it is the practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with each partner consenting to the arrangement.