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Chidambaram Says Kashmir Is Nearly Lost, But What Do Kashmiris Think?

On Friday, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in Hyderabad said that Kashmir is “nearly lost” to India. He added that Kashmiris feel alienated due to...

Arrested For Bizarre Reasons: Throwing Light On The Plight Of Women In Saudi Arabia

Intolerance may have been on a rise in India but its foothold in the Middle East has always been strong when it comes to...

Back In Time: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Back in Time is a newspaper type column that reports an incident from the past as though it has happened just yesterday. It allows...

Will A World Without Borders And Armies Work In Today’s Time?

QuoraED! This is when we pick up a trending or interesting thread from Quora and spin a story around it. In this week’s rummage through...

Do You Have An Opinion? A Question To The Headline Reading Generation

How will you react if tomorrow India passes a resolution against tourists wearing western dresses in India? Sort of like the Burkini Ban in...

Is Breast Ironing Done To Prevent Women From Being Raped?

Breast ironing i.e. flattening of breasts so that they don't grow. If you're making that horrified face, wait till I demystify it for you. Also,...

The Pioneer Of IVF In India Who Was Rewarded With Suicide: Subhash Mukhopadhyay

Subhash Mukhopadhyay was a physician from West Bengal, India, who was the creator of  India's first and second for the world, child using in-vitro...

What You Missed If You Didn’t Know The Greatest Educator Of Our Times

Professor Yash Pal passed away on 26th July 2017. It is sad how many still have to Google his name. One thing even sadder...

How Many Books To Be Banned To Declare India A Democracy?

Let’s admit it – banning books is not a new thing; it is not exclusive to this regime. Rohinton Mistry’s Such A Long Journey...

With Triple Talaq Gone, Shouldn’t This Law Allowing Hindu Men To Keep Mistresses Go...

On July 30th, Triple Talaq bill passed in the Parliament and the Bharatiya janta is all about praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for such...

What Happens With Rape Victims, Sex Workers & Their Illegitimate Children?

Meet Sunita Krishnan, an inspiration, a victim who became an activist, a phoenix who rose from the ashes of a trauma to be a...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Julian Assange

1. Julian Assange studied programming, mathematics, and physics at Central Queensland University (1994) and the University of Melbourne (2003–2006), but did not stay to...

Jaws: 40 years of Fearing the Water

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws turns 40 on the 20th of June this year. 40. Forty years old. To put it into perspective, that is almost...

Muslim Families Selling Lotus Flowers To Hindu Temples in Kerala Thank Hindu & Muslim...

Now, when religion is a soft spot that writers would hate to talk about, we should look into some age old customs and traditions...

Nari Shakti: The Empty Showcase

"The policies for women in Army not only discriminate her against male officers but also lower her status to that of a jawan/junior commissioned...

“Amazon as a company is very boring”, Amazon India’s Country Manager at TiECon Delhi...

"Amazon as a company is very boring, we do the same stuff always; focusing on a large inventory, low prices and faster deliveries." I hope...

Elon Musk Says Facebook Is Lame And I Agree: #DeleteFacebook

Yeah, that is right. You can judge me all you want, or make fun, but Facebook is becoming lame now. Even Mark...
BuzzFeed

“Read This Article To Find Out How We At BuzzFeed Once Again Made An...

Every time you refresh your Facebook newsfeed, at least 3 new and gaudy and tempting BuzzFeed articles pop up. The articles speak about literally...

What Is Ram Rahim And His Dera Sacha Sauda Upto After His Arrest?

Ever since Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan was sentenced to jail, he has not been in the news a...

Having Children From Your Sister/Daughter Is An Age Old Tradition: Demystifying Incest

By Anusha Majumdar Incest...the word itself has a sacrilegious ring to it. How can somebody utter a word like that in public? How can someone...

QuoraED: If India Was Actually A School, Which Type Of Kid Would Each State...

QuoraED! This is when we pick up a trending or interesting thread from Quora and spin a story around it. India is a land of...

Here’s Why This 9 Year-Old Girl From Shillong Developed An Anti-Bullying App

We all know that feeling – of being tormented by bullies, all the while not knowing what to do. A 9 year-old girl from...

Watch: Meet Kayamkulam Kochunni – India’s Own Legendary Robinhood

Rogue, womanizer, bandit, outlaw; these are some of the words used to describe one of Kerala’s legendary heroes, the thief who went by the...
Paytm Founder's 10K Donation

Was The Paytm Founder’s 10K Donation To Kerala Floods Just A Publicity Gimmick?

The Kerala floods are seeing no stop to them with the numbers only rising each day and the city drowning. With Operation Madad in full...

Not Just Students, It’s the System That’s Giving In To Bullying

About a week after 14-year-old Raunak Banerjee jumped to death from his flat’s balcony, his shockingly untimely demise and its causes are still being...

Why #StopYulin2015? Do We Have Double Standards?

The world had been gripped by the #STOPYULINFESTIVAL2015 campaign. A festival where dogs and cats are pulled out of houses, physically abused, skinned and burned...

In Pics: The World’s First Hospital On Wheels Is Treating Indians, One Illness At...

On 16 July 1991, healthcare in India scaled new heights with the launch of the world's first hospital on wheels, Lifeline Express.

Mini Series: A Journey Through the Human Psyche

Our virtual abode, the Internet was flooded with news articles and pieces on the Project Semicolon. Now that the hum-drum has died down, let’s...

हिंदू धर्म बनाम हिंदुत्व- हिंदू धर्म हिंदूत्व क्यों नहीं है

बहुत से लोग हिंदू धर्म (Hinduism) और हिंदुत्व (Hindutva) के बीच का अंतर नहीं जानते हैं । अपने सिद्धांतों और प्रथाओं के लिए हिंदू धर्म...
man free festival

Why A Man-Free Festival Isn’t The Solution To Rape Culture

When people interchange and confuse concepts like misandry and feminism, the result sounds something like this: a man-free festival. Why is there such a man-free festival? Following the...

Masterclass On The Art Of Deflecting Attention On Burning Issues By Smriti Irani

India in undoubtedly in an utter state of unrest and chaos lately. Following the recent happenings, it's obligatory for our political leaders to speak up...

Bengali Family To Worship A Muslim Girl As Kumari On Durgashtami

Swami Vivekananda, the ‘Hindu Monk’ and social reformer who represented Hinduism on the Chicago Convention 1893, worshipped a Muslim girl as ‘Kumari’. The girl...

The Kondugallur Bharani Festival in Kerala Where Goddesses Are Sung Erotic Hymns To

Gods in India are treated as, well, Gods. Nothing is more important than them. They preside over everything in our country. Same is the situation of...

Trash It Trend It

Welcome again to my weekly desi take on the top news and trends of this  past week. Yes, people say stupid stuff, and some go ahead...
Faces 2002 Gujarat Riots

Once The Faces Of The 2002 Gujarat Riots, Qutubuddin Ansari & Ashok Parmar Are...

There are some events in India that till date incite a strong reaction due to how traumatic they were. The 2002 Gujarat riots was...

Alicia Keys and Her No Makeup Movement Is What We Women Really Need

Bold and beautiful, the 'No Makeup Movement' by Alicia Keys is not supposed to make anyone feel lesser about themselves. It is aimed at...

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Did Badshah Really Steal Lyrics From A Poor 85 YO Bengali Folk Songwriter?

Bollywood or Indian industry is no stranger to copying work from other places and slap the Indian sticker on it, making bucket loads of...

Twitterati Flood Twitter With Ramayana And Mahabharata Memes After Re-Run Of The 33 Years...

While the world is sinking deep in worries and fears regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, Indians are having the time of their life. Netizens are taking...

93 YO Diabetes Patient Returns Home After Recovering Well From Coronavirus And Heart Attack

Right now, the entire world is dealing with coronavirus, a highly contagious viral infection that has infected more than 8,70,000 people worldwide.  But while people...
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