262 articles in category
Page 1 of 9, Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 [Next]
- Sense And Sensibility _ Are We Losing It?
It is high time we realize that we are not differentiated by our religion, language, political boundary, faith but are united by the single thread
- A Culture of Obligations
I’ve become increasingly impatient with, and resentful of, anything that has a whiff of an obligation to it.
- Theatre Review: Dancing on Glass - a Poignant Play
One of the finest dark comedies I have seen, nay experienced.
- Can We Trust The Medical Specialists?
We are living in paranoid times. Each new year ushers in a brand new disease and constantly mutating ailments.
More than 77% of our country's population lives on less than 20 Rs per day. This is not any...
- Time Management - A Paradigm Shift
How should we use our time effectively?
- A Feline Obsession
Do you realize what a breakthrough it is? Men can now brag about their female and feline followers. Dahling would you terribly mind having my
- Satire: Meeting Your Maker Made Easy
India offers a unique blend of traditional and modern ways of making this trip, aided in part by our friendly neighbours.
- Travel Review: The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
As the family shops in the outlet malls, remind yourself these have stripped away verdant groves that bordered the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains.
- An Un-Fair Psyche
The dusky and ‘how can she be happy’ dame gets back home after a long gruelling day at the office. She wipes her makeup
- The Jan Shatabdi - Indian Railways Falls Short on Customer Service
Consumer service at its worst
- Should Parents be Made to bear Children’s Marriage Expenses?
Culture of Marriage spending violates freedom and liberty of people.
- Can This Rat Race be Halted?
Let’s not get caught up in the same mindless rat race of smaller, better, faster, richer and smarter.
- Fiction: Mundane Living And Forgotten Deeds
Ironically her balding head reminds me of my girlfriend’s young pink skin peeking through the mousy pubic hair.
- Abusing the British Welfare State
When Diarmuid asks the wife what she feels about sponging off the state, she points to her husband and goes “it is his fault! He
- An Unpleasant Experience at the Local Big Bazaar
Combine a lady prone to quarreling with some weird policies, and you get a disaster.
- Spring-ing a Surprise
Confronted with a pile from my latest indiscretions, I make yet another “no more shopping, I have enough” resolution.
- Propaganda, Patriotism and Profits
If earlier the State used patriotic fervor as an administrative tactic, big business is now co-opting national consciousness for private profit.
- What an Idea?
Is it not a farce to demand ID proof while activating a mobile connection?
- My Name is Khan Mumbai Release - Free Speech or Free Market?
Ratings were the primary interest, not freedom of speech or taking a collective stand against divisive/undemocratic intimidation.
- TV Review: Colors Bingo Fails to Click
To put it baldly, Colors Bingo is the worst, most ill-conceived poorly produced product-promo show ever on television
- Post-liberalization India - A Free For All?
This kind of annoying in-your-face, bordering or outright illegal “marketing” and deterrent reparation processes is not isolated to Airtel.
- Haagen-Dazs - Ice Cream or Creaming The Indian Hide?
The Haagen-Dazs fiasco has implications, both for Foreign Companies and for "Emerging" India.
- Haagen-Dazs Not Allowed in India
This is a sensitive issue for Indians and a reminder of the Raj when Indians and dogs weren't allowed into clubs & other 'white' places
- Saving The 'Feriwala'
Why a corporate takeover of the Indian 'bazaar' is not such a good idea.
- Joy, Killjoy of Thesis, Antithesis: Waterless Urinals & Water Crisis
I think everything in this world happens first as a farce, then as a tragedy.
- Will Manmohan Get An Economic Nobel?
We are happy this way; this Nobel is quite inconsistent with Eastern values
- Indian Cities Today: Cultural Desert of Tomorrow?
Indian cities are changing rapidly, but how does this bode for the future?
- Mont Blanc Mahatma
A culture that can sell anything!
- The Ways of the Mahatma
His lifestyle & principles seem more relevant and real, and an appropriate method to counter the madness that has taken over the world.
- A Panacea For Evil Looks
Now we know why uncle Bhushan can't perform in spite of four marriages.
- Approaching Secularism of a Different Kind
We have to pay a high cost for what passes today in the name of "Secularism"
- Mall Hunting
Retail therapy, obviously doesn't last for long. For there is always something better to be looked at and desired.
- Book Review: Living Green - The Missing Manual
The book has been written from the perspective of a person living green.
- Every Drop Makes An Ocean
It felt like society was addicted to, hooked on the Profit+Power. Like a Cocaine fix, even knowing that it is eating up our insides
- Travel Review: Return To Ootacamund
My love for the Nilgiris, or Neelghiris as it was known during the colonial times, endures.
- A New Intelligence: The Only Hope for this World
The hope faor a better world would not come from 'chronic mind chatter' that ails humankind today leading to wars and crime.
- Going to the Pictures
More than social, the cinema-going experience is closer to the communal.
- Fiction: The Best of Both Worlds
If only the adults could be pragmatic and not lug so much excess baggage around!
- Katy And I
There was its beautiful hardbound leather cover, its striking pictures and each chapter beginning with old English lettering. And finally there was Katy herself.
- Organic Social Development
We must serve society in harmony with our own nature and the nature outside us
- User Instructions and Cautionary Statements
Are we being remote controlled by the user instructions on various consumer products we buy?
- Shortcut English
Probably I'm old school, and I'm not ashamed to be so, but whatever happened to correct and complete spelling, capital letters, and punctuation?
- Happy Birthday, Sir!
How can you really greet any one who you have never met in your life and are unlikely to?
- Coaching Classes - The Sweat Shops of Education
The entrance tests to IIT and else where were conceived to evaluate aptitude as even more than merit.
- Everyone Wants To Get Into My Wallet!
We are the hot new consumer demographic. Urban women, financially self-sufficient with all the trappings of our successful professional status
- Movie Review: Confessions Of A Shopaholic
It's like a little kid telling a story, you've heard it, you've seen it but she's so cute, you can't help but listen to it
- Comic Strip: It's Not A Lie If It Makes Someone Happy
Well, what else is a woman to do?
- Material Girl
Diamonds are usually received as gifts, not bought for oneself. Gifted by a man - a father, a brother, a lover, a husband.
- Singing Telemarketers Away
How to deal with pestering telemarketers
- Poornamadah Poornamidam - You Can't Give Love Away
This love is borne of wisdom, not of hormones.
- A Landmark Love Story
Come Friday and I'm making no plans, except to trek back to my favorite bookspot and just savour the feeling of being able to walk