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Story Posted on 05-03-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Inclusion rider, Frances McDormand, Academy Awards, Oscars 2018

My favourite moments from Oscars 2018

By the end of her rousing speech, Frances McDormand had viewers googling for ‘inclusion rider’.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Cheating, Strip-search, Pune, Board Exams

Girls 'strip-searched' at board exam centre near Pune: Curbing cheating does not mean treating students like criminals

Cheating is a symptom of a graver disease, in which students are the weakest and the most vulnerable link.

ART & CULTURE

 |  12-minute read
Mythology, Manusmriti, Sex, Kamasutra

How sex became frowned upon in India of Kamasutra

[Book extract] Manusmriti stuck with the British because Manu’s prudish values resonated with the Victorian culture.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Frances McDormand, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, Oscars 2018

Love is the biggest winner at Oscars 2018

Be it The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or Phantom Thread.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health, Safe sex, Condoms

Durex says 95 per cent Indians don't use condoms. Really?

Men leave a lot to be desired.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP, Amit Shah, Congress, Northeast elections

Congress failing to form government in Meghalaya is a new low

The parties lack of foresight in the state was sorely exposed as BJP struck a deal in less than 24 hours.

LIFE

 |  Paradigm shift  |  7-minute read
Pancreatic cancer, Heart Attack, Cancer, Cholesterol

A cardiologist lists 4 medical breakthroughs to watch out for

This can bring tangible change in the lives of millions.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Secessionist forces, Extremism, BJP, Nagaland

I don't think BJP stands for India's unity. Just look at its state allies

Increasingly, the party is tying up with separatists and extremists to expand its base.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
VFX, Academy Awards, Oscar, Guillermo Del Toro

Why Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water is a VFX marvel

Directed by the talented Mexican director, the movie won four awards – including 'Best Picture' – at Oscars 2018.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Academy Awards, Hollywood, Oscars 2018

Best and funniest moments of Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water and Frances McDormand steal the show

The Academy Awards also paid tributes to India's Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi.