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What If I Were To Tell You

What If I Were To Tell You

May 15, 2022

Unlike weight-lifting and power-lifting, it is a pity that shop-lifting doesn't feature as a skill that one could wear with pride in public.

Book Review: Can Dedicating Most Of Our Waking Hours To Work Deliver Us Happiness?

Book Review: Can Dedicating Most Of Our Waking Hours To Work Deliver Us Happiness?

Mar 06, 2022

In the new normal, it is time desire for happiness is integrated into work and workplace. Massive reductions in working time are not only desirable for our well-being, but also for the environment that we inhabit, argues a new book 

Book Review: Dutch Conquest Of Banda Islands Sowed Seeds Of Climate Crisis

Book Review: Dutch Conquest Of Banda Islands Sowed Seeds Of Climate Crisis

Feb 25, 2022

‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’ offers a sharp critique of modernity, questioning the configured western discourse that highlights the virtues of the economic systems without addressing its structural inequities.

My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2022

In 2009, self-styled moral custodians of Sri Ram Sena attacked women and men at a bar in Mangalore. In the weeks that followed, pink 'chuddies' by protesting women poured over its leader, Pramod Muthalik.

Anger Diaries: Oodles Of Ketchup In Daily Conversation

Anger Diaries: Oodles Of Ketchup In Daily Conversation

Nov 19, 2021

Unlike any other human expression, the echo of a verbal abuse lingers longer than the resonance of a few good words.

A Writer-Researcher Fondly Recalls The Time When The Printed Word Was The Gospel Truth

A Writer-Researcher Fondly Recalls The Time When The Printed Word Was The Gospel Truth

Oct 20, 2021

Vying for a share of the emerging readership, competition among publishing houses led to a variety of magazines on offer, writes Sudhirendar Sharma in her Nostalgia Diary.

How The Past Speaks

How The Past Speaks

Sep 29, 2021

An itinerant, evocative tour of archaeological sites attempts, through astute reflection, to reshape the idea of India

Glossing Over: How Lipsticks Survived Masks

Glossing Over: How Lipsticks Survived Masks

Jul 18, 2021

Currently worth $34 million, lipstick sales in the US are close to where they were during the pre-pandemic quarter. And demands are expected to look up.

Why Does The 'Gobar' Business Not Matter?

Why Does The 'Gobar' Business Not Matter?

Jun 27, 2021

With its daily replenishment, gobar is a deceptively simple raw material that has shown immense conversion value.

Raging Towards A New Light

Raging Towards A New Light

Apr 29, 2021

Two experts talk about using anger against rogue capitalism, which is abetted by populist politics, into initiating change

The News Today, Oh Boy

The News Today, Oh Boy

Feb 24, 2021

The all-you-can-eat-menu of daily news is toxic rubbish, argues a Swiss journalist

Don’t Wanna Know

Don’t Wanna Know

Nov 04, 2020

Our taste for ignorance is a strategic tool for autocracies, a drug spurring mindless consumerism and turning crucial profit

Freedom’s Backstory

Freedom’s Backstory

Sep 17, 2020

This study busts the persistent myths about colonialism, also detailing how many Britons turned against their empire’s endless oppression

Behind A Ravaged Tara

Behind A Ravaged Tara

Mar 18, 2020

Vaughan eviscerates the film industry for selfishly promoting profitable art while keeping mum about its irreparable environmental depredations for a century

Trees Are From Eden

Trees Are From Eden

Oct 10, 2019

Raunchy poetry, austere prose—Suri dissects Bollywood’s Manichean need to veil desire

They Used The Good Book

They Used The Good Book

Sep 04, 2019

A study of constitutional litigation by common Indians describes processes and landmark cases to show how it impacted individual freedom and social justice

A Bullet With Manasa’s Name

A Bullet With Manasa’s Name

Jul 10, 2019

Ghosh deploys myth and history to focus on the scary maw of a violated nature and the digitally-aided transfer of people. And we carry on, in denial.

Life Hacks In Vale Of Tears

Life Hacks In Vale Of Tears

Feb 13, 2019

As tech takes over, deepening misery, battering the human spirit, subduing truth, Harari advocates a meditative resilience, a constant debate

Time’s Bitterest Jokes

Time’s Bitterest Jokes

Jan 09, 2019

In an inspection of identity, influences and civilisational pull, Sardar reclaims ‘desi-ness’ for the Pakistani, craving a new binding of old unifiers

GDP On A Reckless Aston

GDP On A Reckless Aston

Nov 14, 2018

Crony capitalism oils the wheels of politics, which then bestows on it the benefits of power. Modern India’s ‘growth’ is thus unpicked in these stories.

Fine Head For A Story

Fine Head For A Story

Apr 26, 2018

Alum Bheg was a nondescript pawn sacrificed in the tumult of 1857. His story, told without empire-bashing or nostalgia, throws light on a brutalising colonialism

Dear Nitish, Farakka Can Wait, Why Don’t You Free Up 8 Rivers in Bihar

Dear Nitish, Farakka Can Wait, Why Don’t You Free Up 8 Rivers in Bihar

Mar 06, 2017

Dear Nitish Kumar, if Farakka Barrage is Bihar’s sorrow, then 8 rivers in your state are a misery, thanks to politician-contractor nexus

Jallikattu Ban Strikes At Root Of Local Economy Nurturing Super-Healthy Indigenous Breeds Of Bull

Jallikattu Ban Strikes At Root Of Local Economy Nurturing Super-Healthy Indigenous Breeds Of Bull

Jan 18, 2017

If cultural events are banned, livestock keepers will be forced to abandon raising of genetically superior native bulls that are used for mating to improve herd quality

Is Going Cashless A Possibility?

Is Going Cashless A Possibility?

Nov 25, 2016

Tumbling of undisclosed cash from hidden lockers may fulfill the populist notion of ending corruption but the harsh reality is that corruption predates paper currency and will live long after it is gone

Against The Grain

Against The Grain

Apr 12, 2007

India's current and an all time high wheat harvest of over 74 million tonnes could soon be in jeopardy. Spores of a dreadful fungal disease are already on their way to infect at least 9 million hectares of susceptible wheat crop in northern India.

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