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Story Posted on 02-09-2017

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Vamana Jayanti, Vishnu, Mahabali, RSS

Why there's a controversy in Kerala over the representation of Asura king Mahabali

There is no justification in felicitating Vishnu as Vamana, but there is ample reason to celebrate the memory of Mahabali.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Indian Independence, Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Gurinder Chadha

Partition 1947 shows Gurinder Chandha's flawed sense of historical depiction of events

The film portrays Mountbatten as a humanist, but his role in dividing India does not make him the person as has been shown.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Dams, Rivers, Ganga, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Why I feel Sadhguru's much-hyped 'Rally for Rivers' fails to address the real problem

Let’s not play God with rivers we revere as Gods.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Bollywood, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Celebrity Couple

Why India is obsessed with Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma relationship

Being a celebrity couple in today's age does not come with a preference for privacy.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pollution, Rag pickers, Waste Management, Delhi

Why Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill collapse was a disaster waiting to happen

The city needs waste management strategy, not more landfills.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Bombay High Court, Judiciary

Pandering to religion, Maharashtra government checkmated by judge

Noise pollution, whether from deafening Ganpati processions or the pre-dawn azaan on loudspeakers, must end.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Note-Ban, Demonetisation

Manmohan Singh was right. Modi's demonetisation was a disaster

One can only hope that wannabe economists/quacks wouldn’t get to formulate economic policies after the Note-ban fiasco.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Mann ki Baat, Employees, All India Radio, Radio

Why All India Radio employees are going silent

Radio is one of the most instrumental means of mass communication in India.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
South china sea, Border, Tibet, China

Doklam standoff may not be over, China could come to attack India

There is a risk that the Chinese backing down could only be a temporary respite from border tensions.