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Smartphone, digital wellness, toilet seat, hygiene

Raising a stink: Report shows smartphone screens are over 10 times dirtier than toilet seats

Researchers found that a smartphone's screen, back button, lock button and home button are all more germ-infested than a toilet seat and flush.


 |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra, Entertainment, nick jonas

Ms World: Why Priyanka Chopra is the actual superstar in the Khans' Bollywood

During 2012-13, Priyanka's career was almost written off as not many actors were keen to work with her. Today, she has won the World — again.


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Congress, BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politics

When the original Chanakya of Indian politics was caught in a chakravyuh in 1984 Lok Sabha elections

Atalji never held his defeat in Gwalior against anyone, not against the Congress, and not against Madhavrao Scindia.


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Right-wing, Memes, rahul gandhi's wink, left-wing liberals

How the politics of memes has taken the world by storm

Take heart, memes are not completely a domain of the right wing.


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Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, Indian politics

Why we must stop and assess how we should evaluate our prime ministers

A PM is a victor of an electoral battle; not necessarily the best person for the job.


 |  Point Blank |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Natural Disaster, beef politics, kerala floods

Kerala floods: Shame how SoS calls were met with deluge of hate campaigns on social media

While haters worked overtime, Centre and my north Indians friends took their own sweet time to wake up to the catastrophe.


 |  10-minute read
National register of citizens, assam citizenship, nrc draft, nrc final draft

NRC and 'illegal' immigrants: Why not 'detect' those genuine Indians who let 'outsiders' in

The state administration should issue an apology stating the administrative machinery had been irresponsible in shouldering its responsibilities.


 |  Fortune Cookie |  4-minute read
Food, BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, cuisine

From samosas to Lahori fish, nothing will taste the same without Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s company

The former PM extended this food philosophy even while negotiating the choppy waters of the sub-continent’s politics.


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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sangh, Babri Masjid, atal bihari vajpayee death

Sangh and BJP should learn how Atal Bihari Vajpayee allowed scope for dissent

People are also criticising Atal ji. And they must. But to become indecent while criticising him will force us to make the same mistake for which we often damn our adversaries.