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Kalyani Prasher

Kalyani Prasher

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By Kalyani Prasher

World No Tobacco Day: No, vaping is no answer to quitting cigarettes

E-cigarettes have recently become popular in India.

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Dear men in Bollywood, do you need Sherlock to ask for equal pay?

Benedict Cumberbatch shows actors back home how to support women's rights.

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What support for rape convict Asaram says about our obsession with babas

It is often the rich who help the baba culture flourish.

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Amitabh Bachchan, disgust is not going to make rape go away

The brand ambassador of Modi government's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is too squeamish to talk about crime against girls.

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I was stranded after Bali volcano erupted. Travel disaster could have been avoided

Who shuts down a major international airport in peak tourist season without warning?

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Worse news than iceberg breaking off Antarctica - Indians are heading there on a cruise

With rajma chawal and gau mutra.

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Baahubali is a great film, reviewers should stop making a fool of themselves

Questioning the film on political correctness is like questioning why Harry Potter is a white male.

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Demonetisation is dehumanising. Why must I pay for the corrupt in my country?

I am quite sure that after all this collective suffering, there will be no greater good.

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Karan Johar, you have sold the nation

What’s the point of having influence and money if you get bullied by an outfit like MNS?

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Ramya, Irrfan, Salman: Is India's intolerance on sale for publicity?

Outrage is an industry now; a marketing tool.

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Dear people, there are times when you should just stay quiet

Take a leaf out of our prime minister's book and exercise your right to remain silent.

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Dhaka attack during Ramzan strengthens the case against God

When Muslims kill Muslims during the holy month, every religious person across the world is affected.

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Dear Indian publishers: Stop comparing books to sucky coffee

Arrogance about the people whom you want to sell your wares to is not a great idea – have you learnt nothing from what happened to the Congress party?

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I don't care which diet you're on, please stop talking

These days wherever you go, whoever you meet is always talking about losing weight, and no one ever does.

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Pahlaj Nihalani takes Punjabis for idiots

The CBFC chief doesn't care about ground realities in the state as long as we portray a sanskari Punjab in our movies.

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Where are the happy stories from Kashmir?

Touching human interest stories do not excite people like tiranga-wielding students being charged at with lathis.

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World Sleep Day is your alarm to catch up with health

It is a good excuse to finally take ourselves to the doctor's and confront the damn sleeping giant.

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How 'anti-national' Kanhaiya made me believe in the idea of India

So many joined his call for 'azadi, azadi!' because the man made all the weary, cynical people feel young and hopeful again.

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Why Aligarh left me disappointed

Hansal Mehta's film is enjoyable as art, but who is it meant for?

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Why I would love to wage a liberal jihad

They are drawing people's attention to political alliances instead of underlining the fact that no one should be in jail for, er, talking.

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Sad how India forgot the survivors of Nellie massacre 

33 years after seeing his son's head chopped off, Abdul Khayer is still hoping the government will acknowledge what happened to his family.

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Why Paris, why not Beirut: Stop whining about media coverage

What is the merit in the 'cover everything or nothing' approach?

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Why does feminism take the pants off everyone?

Everyone is confused about the concept yet everyone wants to claim it.

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How not to meditate and still find peace

It is somewhat unconvincing that you can achieve a calmer state of mind by following a set of comical rituals.

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Charlie Hebdo: Burden of having an opinion

We must guard our sound of dissent on world events against becoming a hysterical noise that drowns out the crux of the matter.

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