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Story Posted on 29-12-2015

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Odd-Even Formula, Particulate matter, Pollution Control

Pollution-free and breathable air still a distant dream in India

Instead of trying to find odd and even number plates for vehicles, a deeper systemic change is required.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Flashback, Bollywood

Flashback 2015: What went viral in India on social media

From India's Daughter to GoT, stand up comedy group Rascalas puts the best of our conversations into rhyme.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Bajirao Mastani, Bollywood, Indian cinema

9 breakthrough performances Indian cinema gave us in 2015

Effortless acts that stayed with the audience long after the film was over.

POLITICS

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |  3-minute read
India Inc, Patriarchy, Maternity leave

Will a six-month maternity leave in India backfire?

Changing lifestyles have not kept pace with the expectations of women.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Shahryar Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Yousuf, Ramiz Raja

Shocking! When Mohammad Yousuf and Ramiz Raja tore into each other

The debate was over tainted pacer Mohammad Amir's imminent return to the Pakistan side and both former captains used very coarse language on national TV.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Modi government, Nawaz Sharif, India-Pak

Modi and Nawaz must rein in hate speech to talk peace

India and Pakistan should shun jingoistic behaviour and ensure they don't encourage vitriolic rhetoric.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, CPI(M)

Sitaram Yechury-led CPI(M) faces an uphill task of staying relevant

The party first needs to address its organisational weaknesses, and plan an internal revamp.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
India-Pak, Narendra Modi, Foreign policy

How Modi's robust foreign policy peaked in 2015

The prime minister's political outreach shows India means business.

POLITICS

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Obesity, Taxation, Soft Drinks

How sin tax will take the fizz out of soft drink companies

This move places aerated sugary beverages alongside tobacco products and paan masala.

HUMOUR

 |  1-minute read
New Year's Eve, New Year

No achhe din even in the New Year

How things never change for the aam aadmi.