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Story Posted on 08-05-2019

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Congress, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Computers, Cronies and Corruption Charges: Deconstructing Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy

Known for Bofors and the anti-Sikh pogrom, less known for peace accords and modernising the armed forces. Famed for coteries, including an Italian one, the Rajiv years echo in our politics even today.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Mahagathbandhan

Delhi's Political Bazaar: How the non-NDA parties have started working out their post-May 23 equations

If the BJP doesn't get a majority, several players will be in high demand in Delhi's political bazaar. These include Mayawati, KCR and Mamata Banerjee. These also include the Congress vying for key ministries.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Koffee With Karan, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Dilwale dulhania le jayenge, Kuch kuch hota hai

Karan Johar: The man, the cinema and the persona

With 'Student of the Year-2' all set to hit the big screen on Friday (May 10), a look at Karan Johar's journey in Bollywood, pop culture and his own persona.

POLITICS

 |  11 minutes watch-minute read
Ramesh Bidhuri, BJP, Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal

People are voting in Narendra Modi's name. BJP will get over 300 seats: Ramesh Bidhuri

BJP candidate from South Delhi on Modi's popularity, Gandhi family, Arvind Kejriwal's promise of full statehood, challenge from Vijender Singh and Raghav Chadha, allegations of hooliganism and lots more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Quantico, Stardom, Internet trolls, Met gala 2019

Priyanka Chopra and her Met Gala dress: No, this was not fashion ka jalwa. To me, it showed a worried desi girl

Once upon a time, Priyanka Chopra showed India the power of confident reinvention. Why isn't she moving her game up now?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

When Didi Speaks of Slaps: Mamata Banerjee wanting to give PM Modi a 'tight slap of democracy' actually insults democracy

Banerjee should be condemned unequivocally for unleashing both a language and a culture of violence in Bengal. Ironically, many have teamed up with her in the name of 'saving democracy'.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Racism, Delhi University, Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party

Dear Arvind Kejriwal, an open letter from a South Indian in India's capital

Cut back on your racism against us, sir. South Indians are not illegal foreigners in our own capital.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Prashant sethi, Celebrity lookalike, Rahul gandhi lookalike, Rahul Gandhi

The lookalike who doesn't want his look: Rahul Gandhi’s lookalike puts on 20 kg. Guess why?

Can you imagine having a lookalike who doesn't want to look like you? Meet the man who looks like Rahul Gandhi and really doesn't want to.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Narendra Modi, Varanasi, Grand Alliance, Shalini yadav

Woman versus PM: Shalini Yadav is challenger to PM Modi in Varanasi, fighting him where Congress faltered

In the crucial Benaras election, locals are mystified about the Congress' choice of Ajay Rai. Meanwhile, the rooted Shalini Yadav takes on PM Modi as the gathbandhan's candidate.

Humour

 |  3-minute read
No roohafza in the market, Hindu Muslim unity, India pakistan wagah border trade, Ramadan

Ramzan and Rooh Afza: How the cool sherbet drink could break the ice between India and Pakistan!

A humdard from Pakistan wants to send truck-loads of Rooh Afza to combat a rumoured shortage in India. If this doesn't touch your rooh, we don't know what will!