Brazilian protestors can’t bear the state of their country any longer
The monsoon alone cannot be blamed for the Uttarakhand disaster, writes KumKum Dasgupta
There are rain romantics and rain realists, those who see romance and beauty in the sheets of water hitting the city and those who treat rain as a function of the seasonal cycle that’s initially a pleasant relief from the oppressive humidity of the non-rain months, but quickly turns into a nightmare. Smruti Koppikar writes.
Twitter was set abuzz with Dr. Subramanian Swamy asking the nation to decide whether they wanted to be a 'virat Hindu renaissance civilization' or secular 'hijdas'. Dhruba Jyoti Purkait
explores why India feels the constant need to 'man up'.
As expected, the first proper spell of monsoon turned Mumbai into Venice. What happened over past few days was something we are familiar with: Several parts of the city were flooded, trains stopped, cars were stuck in traffic jams and no communication from the authorities.
The realty Bill addresses buyers’ concerns. But implementation will be difficult. Vandana Ramnani writes.
We must aggressively use technology to revolutionise the education sector. Vint Cerf writes.
Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented after American scientists got annoyed at having to lug around hard disks the size of Kurla just so they could watch two pixels worth of Sasha Grey. Ashish Shakya writes.
Globally, family values are going through changes. India is also showing signs of change, while holding on to ‘Indian’ values. Acceptance of these changes and making way for these choices will signal the evolution of a mature society. Lakshmi Lingam writes.
The Swat Valley was the birthplace of no less than Guru Padmasambhava (‘Lotus-Born’) who spread tantric Buddhism in the north and northwest of the subcontinent
Want to stay alive? Don’t say these five things to your woman, ever.
It seems a long time since G8 leaders last gathered in Britain for their annual get-together. G8 has a chance to tackle the forgotten scandal of hunger.
The revelations by Edward Snowden about the US’ PRISM programme have made many in India jittery. India’s cyber policy must strike a balance between privacy and national security. Subimal Bhattacharjee
Why does power hate a city square? From Trafalgar to Taksim, all power dreads a square, all squares love a crowd. Squares are civic holy places. Simon Jenkins writes.
Everythingism is the combination of perfectionism, narcissism and utter laziness. Wendy Harmer writes.