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Story Posted on 26-12-2016


 |  15-minute read
Books, Kathmandu, Thamel

Growing up Thamel: How Kathmandu lost a literary culture to a pale fire

[Book extract] Flung to the future, blast from the past, blowing through as you watch another wasted sunset fade into the mauve light of night.


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Antibiotics, Superbug

Our children will die if government doesn't act

Containing the spread of superbug infections, and preventing all opportunities for newer and more powerful species, is the need of the hour.


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Teri, Women Empowerment, Electricity

Why we need to measure how electricity empowers women

While policies are gender-neutral and provide equal opportunities, it doesn't always result in equal outcomes.


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Shivaji statue, Maharashtra politics, BJP-Shiv Sena

To be or not to be with BJP, Shiv Sena leaving Maharashtra confused

It's no secret that Uddhav Thackeray is unhappy being part of the alliance.


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Advertising, Women's safety

Watch it, has women's safety become a fashion accessory?

Watch maker Sonata has come up with a new range that has a 'panic' button to send distress signals.


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China, India, Agni-V

How Agni-V hit China hard even before its launch

India's most lethal missile is more of a political weapon than a war armament.


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Pamela Anderson, Catholic Church

Who's afraid of finding porn addictive?

Religion is a poor doctor when it comes to sex.


 |  Metrosocial  |  2-minute read
Sexuality, Masculinity, George Michael

George Michael, music’s tragic hero and founder of a new masculinity

While Bowie and Prince pushed the boundaries of androgyny, the British pop star's alter ego played out a bronzed-up, muscular, hard-partying, heterosexual trope.


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Demonetisation, Aamir Khan, Dangal

How Dangal beat demonetisation, proved content is king

Industry insiders predict the movie could be India’s first Rs 400-crore film.


 |  4-minute read
Mumbai, BJP, Maharashtra, Shivaji statue

Why Shivaji statue is the best thing to happen to Maharashtra

The statue will save farmers, spy on Pakistan and turn into Batman at night.