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Story Posted on 26-12-2015


 |  Fortune Cookie  |  2-minute read
Vegetarian, Mahesh Sharma, Air India

Wake up and smell the omelette, Air India

Instead of becoming a flag-bearer of Indian food and wine, the airline is retreating into an arcane vegetarian shell.


 |  An American in Mumbai  |  4-minute read
Children, Poverty, Kolkata

Why Kolkata's Dhakuria railway tracks mirror a war zone

[Photo essay] People living here face disease-carrying mosquitoes and flies instead of bombs and bullets.


 |  The Pulp Pit  |  4-minute read
George Lucas, The Force Awakens, Star Wars

Star Wars is more than a cult. It's the best sci-fi lit made in Hollywood

No other franchise purely created for the screen has managed to consistently trigger popular imagination.


 |  4-minute read
Parliament, National Herald, Congress, Winter Session

How Congress has mastered the art of disrupting Parliament

It is a concerted effort to put a lid on Modi government's efforts to initiate reforms.


 |  5-minute read
Ajit Doval, India-Pak, Narendra Modi

How Modi made Pakistan irrelevant in India’s foreign policy

The way it is shaping up, Islamabad will be forced to come to us with a workable peace offering.


 |  4-minute read
Flashback, Paris Attacks, ISIS

Flashback 2015: How I remember the year that was

As we walk into 2016, I wish the world is a kinder place where we celebrate 'different' people.


 |  3-minute read
Films, Bollywood, Sadhana

Why I will never say goodbye to Sadhana

Remembering my time with the eternal beauty who had an inherent sophistication about her.


 |  4-minute read
Medicine, Healthcare

Is India battling an incurable healthcare crisis?

Millions of citizens are forced to choose private medical services they can't afford.


 |  4-minute read
Modi government, Pakistan, India-Pak

Why Modi-Nawaz surprise diplomacy might just work

India and Pakistan can't madly love each other, but this thaw in the relationship will kill the atmosphere of discord.


 |  1-minute read
Terrorism, Donald Trump, Racism in USA

Donald Trump effect? White woman goes berserk, spews racist venom at two Brazilian men

She apparently mistook them for terrorists!