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Story Posted on 21-12-2018

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
House of cards, Game of Thrones, Narcos, Amazon Prime Video

When entertainment becomes stress: Peer pressure is now forcing even what we watch

Our engagement with movies and TV is a personal choice. But social trends have turned our consumption of net series from joyous bingeing to stressful 'purge-watching'

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Assembly polls 2018, Democracy, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Why the government should worry about the warning signs of anti-incumbency

High levels of anti-incumbency is a warning to the political class, and to parliamentary democracy itself.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Indian Economy, Farm distress, Rahul Gandhi, Farm loan waiver

How the politics of loan waivers ensures farmers remain in debt traps forever

No loan waiver policy thus far, irrespective of which dispensation announced it, has helped farmers move out of the distress zone.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan, Zero review

'Zero' could have aimed for the stars in its quest for love and fitting in. But it finally falls flat

The character of a little man with a big heart is a fascinating cinematic theme. But here, the trope is lost.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
NASA, Sun, Rings, Solar system

Why Saturn could soon lose its rings

The planet is eating up its majestic rings from the inside, and as such, they could be gone within the next 100 years.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Social Media, Doshas, Wake-up call, Ayurveda

Do all successful people wake up at 4 am? Well, our Ayurveda taught this long ago

The ideal time to wake up is 45 minutes before sunrise, when you actually go to bed.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Anurag Kashyap, RJ Malishka, Deepak thakur, Bigg Boss

The rise of the 'commoner': How Deepak Thakur emerged as a contender to win ‘Bigg Boss’

The Bhojpuri singer’s fan base seems to have grown during his stay in the house — a fact that came to light when RJ Malishka visited 'Bigg Boss'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Piracy, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan

After Thugs Of Hindostan, is Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' movie now leaked on TamilRockers, too?

Fake download links to Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' are tricking you. Beware!

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Ram Vilas Paswan, 2019 general elections, Lok janshakti party, Chirag paswan

How Chirag Paswan is ensuring the LJP is not lost in the melee of larger parties ahead of 2019's elections

Chirag’s Bollywood career may have failed, but he knows his politics.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Right to Privacy, Aadhaar, Computer, Snooping

Why the MHA allowing snooping on computers is more troubling than we think

The latest notification raises issues of accountability and our rights that make this new diktat deeply worrying.