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Story Posted on 30-05-2015

POLITICS

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  9-minute read
India-Bangladesh enclaves, Land Boundary Agreement

India-Bangladesh enclaves: Life in the islands on land

The enclave-dwellers live in a stateless limbo. While they are the physical inhabitants of one country, their allegiance is towards another.

LIFE

 |  Hello, Health  |  4-minute read
Dinner, Health

Four simple reasons why you must time your dinner right

Some facts about the last meal of the day that I believe stand, mostly because they're logical.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Freedom of Expression, IIT Madras

Why IITs are scared of any student rebellion

Decades of treating students like cattle made them forget that sometimes, it's preferable to have an honest discussion on an equal footing.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
OROP, Narendra Modi, Defence Ministry, One Rank One Pension

One Rank-One Pension: Modi must resolve this

The PM must take charge before this issue becomes a festering sore on the psyche of the armed forces he reveres so much.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Flipkart, Snapdeal, Indian IT industry

What Flipkart-Snapdeal owners' Twitter spat reveals about India's job hiring

The controversy involving Sachin Bansal and Rohit Bansal raises larger questions on talent creation and retention in the country.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Dharmendra, Bollywood

Dharmendra: How Hindi cinema flopped one of its greatest stars

The original He-Man's towering talent got overlooked because the industry didn't know how to deal with his Greek god looks.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Delhi, Literature

How noir breeds in Delhi's 'hawa-paani'

Call it a walk on the dark side, books set in the capital are full of it and have been for a long time.

POLITICS

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Rampal Mali, Ranthambore, Ustad

Why Ranthambore's man-eater Ustad isn't a murderer

We cannot expect a wild animal to have morality, of feeling guilty of terms which describe criminals - murder, manslaughter or assault.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Telugu cinema, Gopichand Malineni, Pandaga Chesko

Why Pandaga Chesko is just like any other Telugu movie

Gopichand Malineni's film is a watchable mass entertainer with a clear sense of déjà vu.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  3-minute read
Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Piku, Bombay Velvet, Bollywood

The secret behind Piku and Tanu Weds Manu Returns' success

Unlike 'Bombay Velvet', both the medium-budget heroine-centric films didn't 'cheat' viewers while creating an impression of what they were delivering.