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Story Posted on 21-09-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Sexist, Slut-shaming, Homophobia, Friends

How Friends encouraged us to be a sexist, homophobic and regressive lot

Throughout its 10 seasons, the popular sitcom is littered with instances of problematic, judgemental behaviour by its characters.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Iot, Smart home, Samsung, Apple

How Amazon is pushing Google and Apple out of the smart home market

At an event, Amazon made some 70 odd announcements and launched over a dozen Alexa-powered gadgets.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Economy, India, Undp, Poverty

Good news: Poverty rate in India has halved over ten years

Almost 271 million people in India have moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Nandita Das, Bollywood, Nawazuddin siddique, Manto

Why Manto, the movie, is so crucial for India today

The film captures the pain of the Partition and the religious poison it injected into society. We are still drinking that poison today, where every Hindu is a Godse, every Muslim, a jihadi.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, Citizenship amendment bill, NRC, Assam

Is there a solution to the NRC imbroglio in Assam?

The Assamese would like to protect their ancestral land, culture and identity, as well as a political majority in the state.

VOICES

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  10-minute read
JD(U), Congress, BJP, Alcohol

When the river runs dry: Why Nitish Babu's war on alcohol is misguided

The answer to our problems may lie in gradually bringing about a change in drinking habits, rather than banning all alcohol as an evil agent.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh, Scst atrocities act, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Will Shivraj Singh Chouhan's call to dilute SC/ST Act in MP damage the BJP's pitch for SC votes

The BJP is also facing a challenge in the form of the Congress' soft Hindutva push.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Botox, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-age

Top anti-ageing creams and diet plans: Why Indians are ready to pay a huge price to look young

The idea of 'stalling' age comes more naturally to us because of our tradition of lying about it. Also, who wants to be reduced to a 'margdarshak' today?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Soft-hindutva, Minority rights, RSS, Mohan Bhagwat

Lighting a new lamp: Reading between the lines of Mohan Bhagwat's RSS address

The sarsanghchalak's mainstreaming of the Hindu organisation shows a far more liberal and modern stance now.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
BJP, Congress, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019

Why Prashant Kishor could play the kingmaker in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The ace poll strategist has formally joined the JD(U).