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- A Threat to the Idea of India
We've completely lost consciousness of the idea of cultural unity of India, which in fact is the real idea of India.Sandeep
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- Gere-Shetty Kiss "Sexually Erotic"?
what did he see that we didn’t, maybe somebody slipped him some porn instead of the actual footage.
- Fantasy Cricket: The Best of the Rest vs. Australia
A Rest of World XI might stand a chance against Australia
- Who are the Bhandaris of Mumbai?
This interesting community of Mumbai - what are they, toddy tappers or fearless warriors? And what do they aspire to?
- The Bachchan-Rai Marriage - One Wedding and Four Funerals
"Pretty? Yes. A woman of substance? Not quite!" seems to be the consensus.
- Australia: Third Time Champions
The Aussie openers slashed Sri Lankan bowlers, taking advantage of the toss and the flat batting pitch
- The Ghar Jamaai Taboo
Why is it taboo for a man to live with his in-laws if he is happy to do so?
- Has Media Gone Celebrity Berserk?
That the temple management has chosen to 'level the playing field' in the House of God must be attributed to the media coverage.
- Why Do We Have So Many Jobs in Bangalore?
Software-services companies and MNC offshore units inherently introduce inefficiencies that are supposedly alleviated by increasing the headcount.
- Book Review: Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
A surgeon takes a hard look at the art behind the science in his profession
- Defending the Indian Culture: Gere-Shetty Episode
The responsibility of being an Indian.
- Movie Review: Tara Rum Pum - Race Pardes
There’s a lot that sets Tara Rum Pum apart from the countless crossover flicks we’ve seen
- Sanjaya, the True American Idol
After a long controversial run for many weeks Sanjaya Malakar finally bid adieu to American Idol as he was voted off the show.
- The Great Indian Wedding
I reflected upon the superior character, tradition and belief which one finds so often in these simple and age-old customs and functions.
- Delhi's New "All Talk" Radio
I suggest you give 104.8 a try - you might end up liking this kind of radio
- Cricket World Cup 2007: An Unmitigated Disaster
It is all fine and dandy to criticize, but it would help if that criticism was accompanied by something constructive
- Restraining Child Marriages: Is the Law Enough?
Without a systematic campaign to inform and educate, our efforts to reform and remove unacceptable practices will remain a distant dream.
- A Year of Resistance
Violence itself is a war. Whether it's violence against a gender, a race, or really any group or individual.
- Cartoon: Rahul Gandhi: The Future Is Dim
Rahul Gandhi, has sparked a political storm with controversial remarks that analysts said showed the immaturity of a likely future national leader.
- Book Review: Bikram Yoga - The Yogi Who Became a Bhogi
“Most Westerners have very tight hips, which in turn puts unnecessary strain on the knees in Lotus."
- Cartoon: Mobile Rules # 03
A man is known by the...
- The Lady From Canada
She clutched the latest bestsellers in her wrinkled hands, possibly reading material for her journey back.
- Back to Typewriters
In the offices of rural Maharashtra, the once ubiquitous typewriter is back again.
- American Idol: Blake Takes The Cake
He took this much-loved 80s classic and repackaged it for the present generation with his well-timed beatboxing.
- Personal Involvement in the Public Sphere
What is personal involvement in the public sphere really about?
- A Room with a View
After all this was India, the real one that many have forgotten
- The Mechanics of Death by Lethal Injection
A morbid look at the technology behind capital punishment du jour
- Chandigarh's Condom Bar: To Aid The AIDS Victims
The most commendable aspect about this venture is that this is wholly government-backed.
- Interview: Magline, Social Activist - She Sells Peace By The Seashore
This is one of the reasons for I hate urban-centered show-case feminist projects like Blank Noise.
- Movie Review: Spiderman 3 - Dark Promise Unfulfilled
A bit more focus towards the darker side would have added a lot to the movie
- Judiciary vs the Government
Should the judiciary respect the wishes of parliament?
- Vaastu Is Pseudo-Science
Vaastu is another of those hobbies that is being touted as alternate science.
- Beaten and Burnt to Death: The Story of Indian Housewives and Their Children
With such a frightening present and a very uncertain future, the lives of these children will continue to hang by a thin thread.
- Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
Is the path towards acceptance, tolerance and peace within religions, nations, people and sexes as simple as introspection and self-evaluation?
- Outstanding Failure of Large Hydroelectric Projects in India
Maybe we should depend on private companies
- Nehru's Legacy - Passe?
History has played a joke on Jawaharlal Nehru — a bandana-wearing mafia don has taken his place in parliament.
- Interview: Sona Mohapatra - The Singer With the 'Ancient' Voice
"I'm living my dream and with no compromises."
- Nina Paley's Sitayana: The Storm to Come
It’s not just a religious story, it’s a human story
- Silent Cradles and Obese Generals
Silent cradles where the cry has fallen silent and obese army men with their baggy eyelids fixed vie for resources
- Why Bash Hinduism?
Why would you publish something that hurts the sensibilities of people?
- Book Series Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The series is a nice ride of fantasy and sci-fi, at the same time being a great tale of development of a boy genius from
- Karnataka Government Against Women Working Night Shifts - A Retrograde Move
If the problem is law and order would you take action against the wrongdoers or the victims?
- Movie Review - Bheja Fry - An Idiot Comes to Dinner
It's by sheer power of the written word that this film succeeds; and how!
- Childhood Memories and Rama's Virtues - True Hinduism?
I had become a Durga disciple. She was a mother who delivered justice and yet was compassionate.
- Of Stinking Garbage and Wasted Water: God Is In The Details
Paying attention to the minute details - why do we lack that?
- Cartoon: Mobile Rules 04
The Art Of Missed Calls
- A Few Thoughts on Islam and Terrorism
Following Al-Zawahiri's video, here is the solution to correct the distortions of Islam created by Bin Laden and Bush.
- Cartoon: Fake Encounter
Murderers in Uniform.
- Movie Review: Ta Ra Rum Pum - A Confused Film
It's almost as if pieces from several different films have been loosely put together to create a one-size-fits-all film.
- Book Review: Next by Michael Crichton
In case of genetics, too much knowledge might be as dangerous as too little.
- Sex - Clarifying The Confusion
What makes sex such a complicated topic to discuss? Some thoughts on how to clear the fog
- TV Review: Saving Karamchand
A revival of the beloved Indian TV detective runs afoul
- The Rise of Pseudo-Science and Holy Cows
The growing threat of pseudo-science in our society.
- Child Soldiers and India's Insurgency
It is detestable indeed that young children are being exposed to death, destruction and violence at such a young and impressionable age.
- Felicitations To My Online Friend
Such is the marvel of the Net that the technology that brings together people spread across the geographical divide can also obviate the need, even
- Cartoon: Mobile Rules 05
- The Untrodden Path
An account of two talented male dancers in a woman's world.
- Book Review: The Innkeeper's Tales, Modern–Day Canterbury Tales To Entertain, Enlighten & Empower
There are many life lessons to be learned, but in an easy, non-nettlesome way.
- In Praise and Defence of Blasphemy
I’m talking ideas that challenge Jesus’ divinity; Mohammad’s prophet-hood and talk freely of Shiva’s drug addiction.
- Fat And Mean - IBM's Layoff Plans and the New Downsizing
The winnowing measures of Plan Lean by IBM are a part of a larger problem confronting Corporate America.
- Fiction: Samosas And Chai
He had actually dreamed about putting the pillow on her snoring face to end it all.
- Movie Review: Spider-Man 3 Sucks, Emotionally
You desperately wait for the film to end and on at least two occasions, I guarantee you will make the mistake of thinking it's over.
- India's Senior Citizens - Withering Away
While working for children is commendable, there is little activity among the elderly who are equally vulnerable, if not more.
- Poetry: Ode to a Talking Machine
O, how I used to love your talk / and you used to talk a lot. / Endlessly amble through words, / kicking pebbles of
- Is The Cricket Boom Over?
It is about time we held our head up high in other sports
- Of Religion and Reason
"Being a literary person, I see poetry in the scriptures and being an educator, I see philosophy in this religion"
- The Upanayanam: A Rite of Passage - For Parents and Child
In fact, the entire upanayanam ceremony, which is almost as big as a Hindu wedding, is one big poignant set of rituals.
- The Winograd Report on Israel's Defeat in Lebanon Hits The Fan
A political culture of incompetence, treason and corruption is killing Israel slowly.
- The Concern for Children
There is plenty that happens in India that others will find dangerous or unhygienic; you have to let the parents judge for themselves.
- Sexism, Threats and Internet Purdah
Merely being oneself, showing one's true face in a public space cannot be, is not, an act of indiscretion or self-indulgence or exhibitionism.
- Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Devastatingly funny: The satire that launched Russian Novel.
- Restaurant Review: Grasshopper, Bangalore
What we found is the equivalent of a gastronomic oasis of understated continental cuisine in a spice-mad country.
- Book Review: Sphinx by Robin Cook
When Robin Cook writes about a mystery in Egypt, you do expect it to be a riveting read.
- Travelogue: Visiting Cambridge
If you are ever in this neck of the woods, do add Cambridge to your tour itinerary
- The Beauty of Hinduism - If There is Any
I am a Hindu in spite of every rule you impose; and that identity you cannot take it away from me. That's what I like
- Mohammed Shahabuddin In For Life - Criminal Or Tyrannical Brat?
How do we acquire the strength and maturity needed to deal with tyrannical brats and politicians?
- Bahubali Sentenced: An Improvement in Crime Prosecution?
May be more such decisions will come against other criminal-politicians too.
- The Great Indian Diaspora: An Unexpected Fallout
A step away from fostering, without all the messy dynamics of it, this new system seems to have become the perfect solution, amenable to all.
- Brothers in Arms
It's not always easy for two boys learning about the world to love each other.
- Javed Akhtar on Hindi Films as a State of the Union
I think there's a general tendency in the movies to be inclusive in very broad strokes
- Cancer Patients: Dying a Thousand Deaths
Cancer is one of the top three causes of death in India, but not much is being done.
- Media Publicity for Blogs and Bloggers
Developing a media list, making contact and developing relationships with journalists, seeking editorial reprint opportunities, becoming an industry critic, and being media savvy are good
- Uttar Pradesh Elections - Mayawati Pulls Off a Stunner
Nobody expected her to get to the halfway mark. What went wrong, and what went right?
- Movie Preview: Cheeni Kum & Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
In spite of all my problems with Bachchan, here are two of his forthcoming movies that I plan to watch.
- Movie Review: Metro
A decent script sorely misses the final punch
- Laborer No. 354495 - A Personal Journey
Those who fought for our independence did not seek freedom for a selected few, they sought it for every one
- PIL Against the Indo-US Nuclear Deal - Foreign Policy by Judiciary?
This is the most frivolous litigation I have heard of, and the Supreme Court would do well to throw out the PIL without even listening
- Uttar Pradesh's Zeal for Higher Education
One could be pardoned for thinking that higher education must be a high priority for the Uttar Pradesh government
- Book Review: John Parkinson's Visual Verse
With the flipping of each page we are transformed to what for many must seem like glimpses of a bygone era.
- Economics for Dummies: By a Dummy
I am both intrigued and fascinated by Economics. Maybe because Economists get to do it with models!!
- Corporate Blogging Case Studies
A compilation of corporate blogging success stories available online.
- Casino Royale - Has James Bond Finally Met His Match?
I have always felt, that the smarter and the more independent, the woman he loves, the more secure and confident, a man seems to be.
- Enlightened Souls
How to recognize an enlightened person and what enlightened entities do and think about
- Book Review: Using SANs and NAS
For the storage professional
- Global Warming - Apocalypse When?
Most of the things we need to fight against are the very ones that spell success and achievement in the lives of the urban poor
- Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix 2007 Results
The Spanish Grand Prix was one of the best races in the past few years with incidents, excitement and disappointments all through the race
- A Tale of Two Highways
Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Hardwar highways - an incredible contrast.
- Twitter, Twitter, Twitter... Does It Really Work?
Twitter, the new Web 2.0 phenomenon. Does it really work?
- The Rape of the Congo and the Ghost of Neo-colonialism
A history of plunders and pillage from King Leopold II to Mobutu.
- Movie Review: The Spider-Man 3 Report Card
A diverse cast struggles to entertain us in the third installment of the money-spinning franchise
- Stay Out of the Sudanese Bear Pit, Prime Minister
Why is the situation in Darfur the responsibility of the UK to resolve?
- The Halter Neck
Unlucky is a Kanjeevaram which has to visit two weddings consecutively without a chance for its shelfmates, for it leads a lonely existence
- Is Mother's Day Only A Hallmark Holiday?
A Mothers' Day Special
- Movie Review: Spider-Man 3 - Where's Our Beloved Hero
Hindi film makers have mastered this skill and elevated it to the level of art. Hollywood, however, is not very adept at it.
- India Curbs Freedom of Expression
These little demons that we are nurturing and abetting now will come back to haunt us as evil giants.
- Activists Vandalize Vadodara Art Show - Portrait of the Artist as Victim
The artist who creates art has limited control over how the audience interprets it because each of us brings our own unique point of view
- Shopping In Bangalore
Returning home is always good but one gets disoriented after a while.
- Traveling Through Semi-Urban India
Despite the hullabaloo, we managed to reach intact. Sleepless, tired, but intact.
- Review: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
SRGMP is different, but is it better?
- All About My First Love
Although he seemed to be quite taken with this other young lady at the time, his choice of a woman is what impressed me even
- Poetry: God Said To The Fanatics
I'm an atheist, but if there was a God I'm sure it wouldn't be a being with an over-blown sense of fanaticism.
- Blogging: Will Money Direct the Script ?
Blogging has come a long away from its evolutionary origins as merely an online diary.
- Book Review: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
The author of The English Patient explores "how we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives..."
- Interview: Atul Gawande - "Medicine is so dramatic"
Dr. Atul Gawande speaks on medicine, writing, and his latest book, Better
- Karnataka Government: Women can Work at Night
Protests force quick rollback
- Movie Review: Life in a Metro - Confu-city?
Is life in the Metro just this - affairs, clandestine meetings, cheating, unhappy marriages...
- Profile: Mayawati, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
A profile of Mayawati, India's first Dalit Chief Minister
- Mysore Infosys Staffers Reach Out to the Needy
It would help if each NRI were to set aside five kg of their total baggage allowance for bringing their used clothes on each trip
- How Old Are You Really?
Thoughts on life, death, youth, age and other related topics which can drive you crazy or lead you to enlightenment.
- The Day I Truly Failed
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
- Stiffer Fines For Traffic Offences
Can this improve traffic sense in drivers?
- Book Review: The Burden of Foreknowledge, Jawahara Saidullah
The assured advances of the plot through the familiar terrains of history are a delight.
- Gettin' Bitchy Wit It: A Window Into Feminism
But being a woman, the one concept that I found myself differing on with men and women alike was ironically "feminism".
- Aishwarya at Cannes Says Honeymoon Is The Best Time For 'Normal' Women
Women who don't enjoy their honeymoons aren't normal?
- Faster Fene: Marathi Kid Detective
The “Desi Detectives” series is back, this time with the famous Marathi kid detective, Fa Fe.
- You Can Help Avinash Thapad
So if you have the time and can afford to offer some kind-off financial assistance to the Thapad family, then please do so at your
- A Visa for Dr. Amte
The reason for denying a visa to Dr. Amte was that he belonged to the “socially weak” segment of society.
- Movie Review: The Queen
A Queen struggles to inspire a nation plunged into stunned sorrow
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Sex and Violins
When is an Indian girl too sexy for comfort?
- Indian Comics vs English Comics
Recently every time I have read Indian comics, my reactions oscillate between uncontrollable laughter and skin crawling.
- My Dad, The Feminist
He raised us two girls with the very ideals and philosophies that he would've imparted, had we been boys.
- Movie Review: Ta Ra Rum Pum
Stay away from this one, go listen to some pep talk, or something like that.
- DIY Experiences For An Indian Woman
If you happen to be a woman chances are that home repairs will not be an easy job to accomplish.
- Satire: The Couple Sponsor
In 5 years time, there will be a complete package for any couple that wants to marry.
- Bomb Blast in Hyderabad Mosque
The bomb exploded when thousands of people were gathered in the mosque for their Friday prayers.
- Violence in Punjab: Sikhs & the Dera Sacha Sauda
One part religion, one part politics, one part crime and one part that holy of all holies “sentiment”
- Movie Review: Ek Chalis Ki Last Local
Originality executed even reasonably well is so hard to come by, that if you spot it from a mile, it deserves enthusiastic support.
- Atheism in Ancient India
Atheism and materialistic thoughts were part of philosophies in ancient India although Indians are mostly viewed as religious.
- Punjab: Fury of the Fanatics
Sikh extremism has always been a genie trapped in a bottle, tamed by its compromises and adjustments with its Hindu neighbours.
- TV Show Review/Tribute: The Gilmore Girls Are No More
After running successfully for seven seasons, the popular American TV series `Gilmore Girls` came to an end on May 15th 2007.
- Indian Women - Progressive or Still Abla Naris?
These very modern women are covertly entrapped as objects of lust in most of the sadistic and distorted male mentality.
- Visiting Trichy and Srirangam
Tamil Brahmin traditions and culture have taken such deep roots that people here live in the city solely for its orthodox tradition.
- Dear Mr. Bachchan, An Open Letter From a Fan
An open letter to Big B-in a lighter vein
- Interview: Vinod Joseph George: Author Of Hitchhiker
As long as the bottom line is fine who cares how many fall below it and can't get back up?
- Pakistan's Civil Crisis - Chaudhry, Musharraf, and Karachi
Why did Chaudhry's visit lead to violence in Karachi? A few words on the man and the city.
- Indian Progress - Huffing and Puffing Along
India’s tryst with technology has been lopsided
- Man Seeks Maintenance from Wife
Will the courts help him?
- A General's Honour: Jacob defends Manekshaw
Denied his due, General Jacob could have savored this moment when Manekshaw’s name is being dragged though the mud.
- Book Review: Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management by Anand Sanwal
Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management by Anand Sanwal, is a useful book on resource allocation to drive corporate strategy.
- Confidence, Getting Naked and National TV: Gruesome Threesome
How is parading semi-naked in front of millions a fitting test of confidence?
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge: The Himesh Reshammiya Show
A producer, his chela, an ego and a legend
- India's Schoolgirls: Our Unlamented Children
In spite of battling limitations on innumerable fronts, girls manage to excel in the school leaving examinations year after year.
- ICICIDirect: Sending Unwanted SMS
They just won't stop
- My Pregnancy Journey, a.k.a., Stand Back or I'll Puke
Pregnancy (for me) has not been the blissful, joyous time that many led me to believe I should expect.
- Koffee with Karan: Mr. Gere, Will You Marry Me?
It was clear from Karan’s body language that he was totally captivated by Richard’s humble inside and super-sexy outside
- Organized Crime in India: Shadow on Our Lives
In a bid to provide maximum security to its citizens, government agencies have introduced stringent norms and regulations.
- America on Gel-Alert: How My Can of Deo-Spray Posed a Security Threat
So I let my wife do the talking. I can't bring myself to telling people at airports, "We've nothing to declare".
- Mayawati - Caste-ing a Wide Web
Some societies excel in creating superheroes on celluloid; others create them in real life.
- Federer Finally Defeats Nadal in Hamburg Masters 2007
Roger Federer finally achieved what many thought was very tough if not impossible. Beating Rafael Nadal on the clay court.
- Book Review: City of Sin and Splendour - Writing on Lahore by Bapsi Sidhwa
A city hasn't been showered with such love since Dalrymple wrote about Delhi. A supremely well chosen collection of intimate stories about Lahore.
- ROFL In Translation
When dubbed movies and subtitles strike...
- US Immigration Bill Discriminatory to Skilled Workers
US senate tells law abiding immigrants - "so long suckers!"
- Fiction: A Thong in the Lab
A quintessential graduate student humor.
- War on Israel's Gaza Front - Repeating The Past
The day may have arrived when we cannot stave off the enemy - we will have to appeal to G-d for help.
- Global Warming - Let's Get Started
One has to change mindsets and alter our ways of thinking and be prepared to be called marginal or wacko.
- Spider-man Vs. Shaktimaan
I have recently come to a conclusion that being "Shaktimaan" is a way better career choice than "Spider-Man".
- Guru Bhai's Shady Ethics
When films Mani Ratnam’s Guru get exemption from entertainment tax, one has to probe hard.
- Organized Religion and Organized Crime
Sangh Parivar's brand of fundamentalism poses the biggest danger to a pluralistic India.
- Spit on the Nation
A tongue-in-cheek rant about the city's cleanliness
- Fish, Forts and Pirates
A walk through Mumbai's Worli fishing village leads to a pirate story.
- Corruption Gets Mumbai Policeman Life Term
V K Patil gets life sentence for letting arms truck through
- The Thousandth Cut
It was not something to be done in darkened rooms, hidden away from neighbors. It was to be celebrated.
- Professionals: Today's Feudal Lords
In a culture that is still to shed its feudalism, skilled professionals are the new feudal lords
- Deconstructing Martha Nussbaum: The Hindu Right Revisited
Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law, Religion and Philosophy at the University of Chicago launches her book this week titled The...
- Short Story: A Love Affair
If you could just be my knight in shining armor come to rescue me from my sad, miserable, lonely existence as a bored housewife –
- Movie Review: Happy Feet
A meandering animated movie surprisingly covers a lot of ground on family, race, education and the environment.
- Autobiography of a Failed Film Critic - Part 1
I'm a flunked film critic and this is the first part my story.
- Shrek, Feminism & Men's Issues
Wouldn’t feminism actually be the answer to these men’s issues as well?
- The Migrant : A Perpetual Outsider
The migrant is always the outsider even after settling and living somewhere for generations
- Star Wars at 30 - the Republic, the Empire and the Rebel Alliance
Our world too, has gone through tumultuous change, though not quite in the same order.
- Does a Supermarket Have to be Super Sized?
With the retail sector in India abuzz with activity thanks to big brands from the west, would the humble grocery market see a change in
- Movie Review: Garv - A Tale of a Dedicated Police Officer
Overall, a watchable movie
- 'Wax'ing Poetic
How India is sold and told to the West. And how wrong they often are.
- Prime Minister Advises Less Pay to CEOs
Better that he focus on spending government money more usefully
- The Atheism FAQ with Richard Dawkins
The excerpts of interviews with Richard Dawkins, an atheist, on his newly published book - The God Delusion.
- Scarred Orphans and Their Care
A new strain of orphans is emerging very fast in India.
- Suicide Is Painless, Not Really
I have often wondered whether we as a society have the right to hold someone hostage and make them live when they no longer want
- Movie Review: Shootout at Lokhandwala
If you mix 5 star class pasta with roadside vada paav you would only end up with beswadi khichadi
- Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson & Tintin Will Make Movies
Tintin is only going where he belongs - the big screen. This fan is excited.
- Gandhi on Women
A visit to Gandhi's Mumbai home raises fundamental questions about the nature and role of women.
- Book Review: The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al Aswany - Cairo Claustrophobia
Once I've been to the place that a particular novel is set in, the stories become that much more magical for me
- India TV: A News Channel with a Difference
Not so serious news
- The Family Tree: What Kids Lack Today
Nowadays we people keep ourselves just limited to our immediate family
- Movie Review: Cheeni Kum - Rib Tickling Romance
The film Cheeni Kum is a MUST SEE.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge: Prickly Legend Gathers Little Moss
And a Himesh in shackles makes SRGMP a dull show
- Book Review: Devices Of The Soul Steve Talbott
Steven Talbott has rung an alarm bell that is well worth our while to pay attention to and that we ignore at our own peril
- Ratan Tata Advises Govt to Stop Delays
A number of large projects are stuck in some area of government
- Comic Review: "Courtney Crumrin" by Ted Neifah
There are very few books (and even fewer comics) like this which capture your attention right from the first page.
- On the Kashmir Resolution Adopted in the EU Parliament
The resolution just expresses the opinion of the Parliament and does not have any influence on the foreign policy of EU.
- TV Review: Sahara's The Biggest Loser
Should we have such programs? Too many possible impacts
- Remembering CN Chittaranjan Who Lived for Journalism
The irony was that CNC who had helped several others make it big in their careers was himself happy to be working for lesser dailies
- Society and Adultery - Gender Bias
Perhaps society abhors marital infidelity, but that's no excuse for legislating personal morality.
- Movie Review: Shrek the Third
The movie is undeniably a great family entertainer.
- Contraception: A Woman's Heavy Burden
Very few options are available for male contraception and very little research goes into it.
- The Vulture Appreciation Society is Now in Session
I used to hate them when I was a kid and when I first saw a big bald great Indian Vulture tearing at the carcass
- Memetics and Cultural Evolution: The Roots of Religion
One of the hypothesis on how religion originated and how its propagation achieved such a high status in society.
- Movie Review: Provoked - Story of a Battered Woman
And her quest to get her life back
- The Unknown Future
The energy conundrum; do we know the right choice?
- The Noisy Indian
Indians and noise seem to go together like heat and dust or fish and chips ...
- Child Abuse: The Length of a Lifetime
In the words of Herbert Ward child abuse casts a shadow the length of a life time.
- Movie Review: The Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End Report Card
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is a roiling mass of a movie that will likely polarize audiences
- Television Review: Bindaas Bol Replaces Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
There’s a statistic nobody wants their country to lead
- Social Interaction Should Not be Curbed in The Name of Ragging
Valuable experience and invaluable friends – essential for the leap we take after we graduate.
- The Prickly Porn Pickle: Does Erotica Thrill, Chill Or Kill A Relationship?
Does porn in a relationship crowd the bedroom and result in intimacy issues?
- Street Food Ban - End of a Lifeline
From road-stalls to carts,samosas to meals via fruits and zingy snacks,the street food culture permeates the very soul of this city!
- How to Change the World
The seemingly daunting task of changing a mainstream trend--locally or globally--is achievable once you realize what motivates change.
- Advertising 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' on TV
I have never seen anything like this, so maybe this is an Indian innovation.
- Center Trying to Get Shibu Soren Off the Hook
And thereby weakening the case against him.
- High Divorce Rates Indicate A Healthy Culture
Divorce rates are an almost reliable indicator of a healthy and prosperous culture that respects individual rights.
- Generation Next: The B-list of Indian Playback Singers
The author picks his personal favorites from a list of Indian playback singers.
- A Few of My Favourite Things
In hindsight I now see how deeply this tiny book has helped me and guided me in life and deserves to be my favourite book!
- Book Review: Dom Moraes' My Son's Father - An Autobiography
A marvelous autobiography traces the birth and growth of the man and the much celebrated poet.
- TV Review: Zee's Jab Luv Hua - Does anybody watch this ?
Seems like torture on the eyes
- From Khuda Gawah to Kabul Express, Spiced with Black Friday
What fanaticism can result in, is clearly evident. The narrative is subtely humorous in an otherwise grim situation.
- Review Cheeni Kum : When Simplicity Is All You Need
As a parting line all I will say - Cheeni Kum is a Must-Watch.
- Long Island Indian Couple in Slavery Case Get Bail
Varsha and Mahender Sabhnani are accused of mistreating/enslaving their Indonesian maids
- Uncertainty - A Dimension Of Transformation
Why it is important to acknowledge our uncertainty when faced with the crazy world we live in?
- Is Life Black and White, Or Are There Shades of Gray?
Does life come in black and white or in shades of gray? Shades of gray, I think.
- UB Group Acquires 26% Stake in Air Deccan - More Consolidation in the Skies
The sale is termed as a "strategic financial investment” and not a "buy out"
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- A Threat to the Idea of India