VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Sonusood, bhagat singh koshyari, maharashtra migrants, Migrants

Sonu Sood’s criticism shows your commitment to migrant cause

If the migrants came before all else for you, how does your narrative suddenly take precedence over their welfare?

VARIETY

 |  Shorts In The Dark |  4-minute read

Covid and the crisis of existence

It's difficult to gauge the national mood because we Indians are great ones for putting up a brave front — one reason why mental health has remained low on our priority list.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Indianarmy, Siachen, extreme cold weather clothing systems, Make in India

Why we need 'Made in India' kits for our men at Siachen

The prospect of Indian soldiers wearing Made in China gear alone should propel indigenisation efforts.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Jyotikumari, migrant labourers, cycling federation of india, IIT

A vicious cycle for migrants

Jyoti's decision demonstrates that the thirst for recognition and opportunities is not as pervasive among the young as many of us might like to believe.

VARIETY

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES |  4-minute read

The Kerala model murders

Our focus state today is a thin sliver of land kissing the Arabian Sea, the land of Chera, Kerala.

VARIETY

 |  Fortune Cookie |  2-minute read

How street food vendors are fighting a losing battle

Our politicians of a certain persuasion may romanticise the chaiwallah and the pakodawallah, but these street food vendors live a slippery existence.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar |  4-minute read

Why Hong Kong matters to China

At a time when China is facing global indignation over its mismanagement of initial stages of coronavirus, tightening screws on Hong Kong gives Xi Jinping a nationalistic boost.

VOICES

 |  2-minute read
Instamatic, Books, Book Review

The story of Instamatic

What could have been a harrowing time became full of purpose. A calling. A metier.

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES |  6-minute read

Fake news floods before fact checking became a legit job

It was the monsoon of 1993, and two districts of North Bengal were reeling from the horror of a flood that had left it crippled.