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Sing A Song Of Scrumptiousness

Sing A Song Of Scrumptiousness

Oct 13, 2016

When Sawan Dutta, decided to combine two Bong loves—music and food—the result was bound to be an instant hit.

The Soldier Who Never Killed

The Soldier Who Never Killed

Sep 05, 2016

A new Mel Gibson film in the pipeline on Desmond Doss, who won America's highest military award without ever firing a shot.

Violence Not A Lens To Judge Christianity By

Violence Not A Lens To Judge Christianity By

Aug 27, 2016

Christianity and Islam have had bloody histories but one can’t hold a Muslim accountable for violating any ideal of non-retaliation or pacifism.

Feminism And Other Challenges

Feminism And Other Challenges

May 27, 2016

It is not Lisa Hayden's fault that she doesn't want to be identified as a feminist. It is the world she grew up in.

Diwali And The Boy In The Balcony

Diwali And The Boy In The Balcony

Nov 11, 2015

A pithy fable on the festival of light...

Between Dreams And Reason

Between Dreams And Reason

Oct 19, 2015

??Rushdie is at his fantastical best but the message he conveys through this allegorical novel is way too relevant. ?

When A God Fell From Grace

When A God Fell From Grace

Jul 28, 2015

Reading Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman left me rather unaffected and unmoved.

Three Short Stories About Delhi

Three Short Stories About Delhi

Jun 13, 2015

He smacks the man on the bicycle twice on his head. The man, probably in his late 40s, does not retaliate.

Do Barfis And Jalebis Have A Religion?

Do Barfis And Jalebis Have A Religion?

Mar 25, 2015

What's the point of blaming the government if we treat fellow citizens and minorities with suspicion and distaste?

Saraswati Puja In Times Of Self-Exile

Saraswati Puja In Times Of Self-Exile

Jan 25, 2015

It is only in Delhi's CR park market that I realise how much of Calcutta lives in me.

The Annual Exhumation

The Annual Exhumation

Nov 06, 2014

Why is it so necessary to narrate and re-narrate the same stories in painful details every year? As far as I know, it isn't helping the cause of justice.

The Ramzaan Platter

The Ramzaan Platter

Jul 28, 2014

This is perhaps one of the best times to walk through the labyrinth of lanes and by-lanes in Old Delhi and gorge to the heart's content.

A Day's Not Enough

A Day's Not Enough

Apr 16, 2014

I find myself wanting to go back to Amritsar and live there for a few days, walk around its bazaars and bask in its buttery fragrance.

Breaking The Silence

Breaking The Silence

Dec 02, 2013

If anyone is to be blamed for the fact that such atrocities continue to happen against women, it's me and my kind.

Calcutta Corner

Calcutta Corner

Jul 20, 2012

Now that poriborton is setting in, I find my city changing bit by bit and every annual visit rubs it in my face. I want to see the city I once knew inside out but with all the blue paint, it’s sort of difficult.

The Music And The Muse

The Music And The Muse

Mar 15, 2012

It was raw and crude and so mesmerizing. It wasn't just the music, it was the passion with which they sang, the heart-felt love for the Khwaja that is so missing from the recorded voices we usually hear

Happiness

Happiness

Nov 21, 2011

So what is it? We asked our website news desk team, which never seems to stop giggling hysterically, to sum it up

Nothing Happened

Nothing Happened

Nov 08, 2011

She went and complained to the college’s Sexual Harassment Cell. She was told that they could not help her because she had no proof.

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