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Rains and the nightmare in Mumbai
  “A vehicle submerged on Linking road, shocking” – says a tweet on Friday morning, showing the picture of a sinking Titanic. “Today I can say, I also live in a sea facing apartment”, says another. Stuck indoors following heavy rains , Mumbaikars are busy in tweeting their plight, casting […]Read Blog ›
By On June 23, 2015
what we eat ?
  Ram Gopal Varma  tweeted “I’d rather die than not having Maggi and I also live only to have Maggi ..No am not drunk and the reason for that is because I am Maggying”    and posted photos eating maggi following the ban on it because of presence “unsafe and hazardous” […]Read Blog ›
By On June 15, 2015
To eat or not to: The case of wild meat utilisation by the indigenous communities of Kerala in the Western Ghats
Even though it had been 40 years, she still wanted to go back to the forests. She did not find the urban comfort that her daughter’s house in the town offered, comforting enough! Being raised in the tropical evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, she did not have to ‘rear’ […]Read Blog ›
By and On March 28, 2015
Banned it because  “Na sthree swathanthryam arhati”
Due to presence of "objectionable content" in British film-maker Leslee Udwin’s India’s Daughter, Govt of india had decided to ban it. Indias daughter a documentery about a girl and her most unfortunate night of 16 dec 2002. The documentary shows She was raped, because she did a crime, a crime which the Indian society does not accept, she was tortured because of the pure intention of teaching others the essence of our culture, she was killed, because she didn’t enjoyed the rape, or tried to protest against the rape.Read Blog ›
By On March 17, 2015
Why Baba Ramdev’s march against ‘PK’ will immortalise Hirani…
The manner in which the recent Bollywood caper ‘PK’ has caused turmoil in the ‘Right’ quarters starting with the Hindu Mahasabha and finding an echo in a fuming Ramdev demanding its ban is just the kind of atmospherics which will immortalise the film and illegitimise its detractors.Mercifully for the millions […]Read Blog ›
By On December 30, 2014
The perils of Sterilisation
In a clear forceful tone remarked former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare AR Nanda – sterilisation is a terrorist attack by the government on a woman’s body. He had heard numerous women from across the country take the microphone to narrate stories of apathy, abuse and harassment meted out […]Read Blog ›
By On December 24, 2014
KB Ganesh Kumar’s Smutty Affairs
Actor-turned-politician continues to grapple with power and lust, says Ram KumarRead Blog ›
By On December 22, 2014
White Christmas?
  Earlier this month, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, a government minister of the far-right Bhartiya Janta Party, made a statement at an election rally. She said that Indians “who do not choose the sons of Ram (Hindu deity) are illegitimate”. She later did apologize for causing offence but all the event […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
It is the zeitgeist!
Ever since the news about the killing of school children in Pakistan broke, there has been an unspoken uneasiness. There is a feeble numbness somewhere inside. Let’s not blame Taliban. They can’t but be who they are and do what they do. It is the zeitgeist. The spirit of the […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
A Walk For Equality
Disability is more often than not a condition of state of mind, than a weakness or handicap per se. However, the society in large affords to discriminate and subjugate people on the cross of their disability. The plight of the physically disabled persons in our society is well known. Humiliation, […]Read Blog ›
By On October 20, 2014
[In Photos] Spoils of the Festival
On 2 October, government launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ aimed at creating a clean India in the next five years. Only a day after, the festivities of Durga Puja ended with the immersion of the idols in the banks of Yamuna river which flows through the Capital. The custom is […]Read Blog ›
By On October 7, 2014
A student remembers his guardian and history teacher Bipan Chandra
What Bipan meant to me, said historian Romila Thapar, was a friend one could look upon… for down-to-earth answers; nice straight answers, broad degrees of agreement always -differences notwithstanding. It was a 50 year association. She was one of the several speakers at a memorial meeting in Teen Murti House […]Read Blog ›
By On September 9, 2014