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How the ‘MufflerMan’ muffled the ‘invincible wave’

Published by February 10, 2015 1:41 pm

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Results of the elections in the ‘Indian’ capital of New Delhi are out. The populist party ‘AAP’ has achieved a thumping majority, humbling its opposition in manner that even AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal AKA ‘Muffler Man’ termed as ‘frightening’. No party has registered such a colossal and staggering victory in Delhi, the reasons are many,... View Article

Seven Best Movies For ‘Rockstars’

Published by February 8, 2015 12:52 pm

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Art is a form of communication. A Movie is an art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere. Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. Movies, like music have their own genres and... View Article

Photo Essay: Delhi’s Qutab Minar

Published by January 25, 2015 2:56 pm

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I have been in and around Delhi from last one year or so, but couldn’t take out any serious time for my second love- Photography because of some workaholic schedule. And on last weekend I decided to visit Qutab Minar to start my passion for photography again, and here is what I observed there. Although... View Article

Charlie Hebdo Attack: ‘Nous ne sommes pas apologistes’

Published by January 13, 2015 3:18 pm

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Ah, Paris, the proverbial city of ‘love’ has been transformed into a garrison following the Charlie Hebdo killings believed to be carried out by gunmen affiliated with AQAP. Even before the Kouachi brothers were identified as the prime suspects of the shooting, the mainstream media and the social media was abuzz with demands that ‘Muslims’ collectively should condemn and... View Article

The Goldsmith

Published by January 8, 2015 8:50 pm

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A peasant lady once in the town Playful, joyful; clad in kashmiri gown Travels forth in search of prize hitherto A memento she would take back home Her eyes catch glittering glimpses suddenly On the most fancied shop in old town lately She advanced in awe, clasping her jaw Marching on trampling her own feet... View Article

Have we failed the ‘fairer’ sex?

Published by December 27, 2014 3:10 pm

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A video of girls thrashing guys who eve-tease them surfaced early this month, and  generated much outrage and an outpouring of support for ‘courageous’ women who stood up to their harassers. There was also indignation against a voyeuristic public that watched in silence. But the video merely highlight the obnoxious behaviour, offensive stares, lewd comments, molestation... View Article


Published by December 25, 2014 3:21 pm

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Over a mountain on a windy morning A cloud was born when the sun was rising Thunder and lightning were fighting a night before Soon sun began to shine on spoils without noticing Let not the sun overtake our playground in shining All the peaks in the mountain were conspiring Ha! Exclaimed the arrogant sun... View Article

‘Wasting The Vote Is A Sin’

Published by December 18, 2014 4:27 pm

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When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power early this year, many asserted that the former Gujarat CM’s emphasis to built a ‘Hindu Rashtriya’ paved a smooth way for his success in elections. India with its 814 million strong electorate has a predominant Hindu vote share and when a political party planked its election manifesto on the grounds of religion, the result... View Article

Pakistan’s Woman Conservationist With A Wilderness Mission

Published by December 14, 2014 7:51 am

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Was she born in the sub-Himalayan Galiyat region of Pakistan to save its forests from becoming firewood for a growing population of the valleys? A look at her persona, and a peep into her thoughts and ideas suggest it might indeed have been so. Sabiha Zaman is small and lean, but the look on her... View Article

India’s Energy Needs: An Environmental Ticking Bomb

Published by November 29, 2014 3:59 pm

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There’s no denying that  the planet’s in a bad place: 2014 seems likely to be the hottest year ever recorded globally, and it’s brought with it tremendous drought in much of the Americas (Sao Paulo, 7th largest in the city in the world, is weeks away from running dry) and crazy flooding across swaths of... View Article