View: Let’s stand around the fluttering Tiranga

View: Let's stand around the fluttering Tiranga

August has been a significant month in the history of modern India. On August 8, 1942, Mohandas Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement. A closer look at Bapu’s call tells us that his mission wasn’t just political. It also aimed at the social awakening of the masses in India. He didn’t imagine India of the … Read more

The Ebbing Phenomenon Called Nitish Kumar

As Nitish Reopens Door for Tejashwi, Both Must Address the Elephant in the Room - Jungle Raj

A seasoned chameleon can’t stop changing colours. Similar is the case with Bihar’s Raja Babu — or Sushasan Babu as the sycophants would like him to be addressed — Nitish Kumar. On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar finally pulled the plug on the topsy-turvy see-saw game in Bihar, breaking the alliance with the NDA, joining hands with … Read more

Can A Hair Loss Treatment Ruin Your Sex Life?

Let's Talk Sex

Sex may permeate our popular culture, but conversations about it are still associated with stigma and shame in Indian households. As a result, most individuals dealing with sexual health issues or trying to find information about sex often resort to unverified online sources or follow the unscientific advice of their friends. To address the widespread … Read more

Charity needs some clarity, transparency

Charity needs some clarity, transparency

The income-tax (I-T) department’s new rules on charitable institutions and trusts mandate these institutions to maintain an exhaustive list of documents to claim tax breaks. The objective to bring in more transparency in their running, and curb the flow of any tainted money is indisputable. So, in addition to filing their annual tax audit report, … Read more

View: The spirit of 1947 should never flag

View: The spirit of 1947 should never flag

A video has been doing the rounds that features one woman asking another — in an office setting — why she was not wearing something in the colours of the national flag. The allusion was to the upcoming Independence Day, obviously, and it prompted the other to let off a volley of ‘gyan’ about the … Read more

Invoke the spirit of August 13, 1947

Invoke the spirit of August 13, 1947

Seventy-five years ago today, on Wednesday, August 13, 1947, Indians – and, indeed, Pakistanis-to-be – must have been nervous about how to celebrate Independence Day. Some models like the American and Irish independence days were there for reference. But a celebration of such nature and scale, intrinsically enjoined to a country and culture, could hardly … Read more

75 years of Brexit

75 years of Brexit

Gandhi was not the author of the term ‘Quit India’ but his equivalent phrase was ‘orderly and timely British withdrawal’. He had expounded the implications of ‘Quit India’ in his paper, the Harijan. ‘Quit India’ meant the end of foreign rule and domination. It did not mean the destruction of foreigners but their willing conversion … Read more

World of thoughts

Imaginary angst

Thought alone is the whole world, the great pains, the old age, death and the great sin, earth, water, fire, air, ether. Thought binds a man. He who has controlled his thoughts is a veritable God on this earth. You live in a world of thoughts. First is thought. Then there is the expression of … Read more