“Ma’am, please try to remember,” said the IT guy, adjusting his nerdy glasses. He looked as frustrated as the class teacher of a child who, despite being paid special attention through the year...
Where should one draw the boundaries between secrecy, openness and security? Probably not by privatising the right to publish, when it comes to the work of the security agencies.
And I’ll give you some relief…. err… that is, provided, I’m not doing a headstand at the time.
In trying too hard to ‘belong’ in a group, don’t lose sight of who you really are.
If religions are born, they must also be able to die. How does this happen? I think we can discount at once the idea that it happens because people realise that science is better.
Egypt’s new military-backed leaders should be mindful of the fact that demonising the Brotherhood and banning the group are likely to hamper the cause of those calling for its reform.
It’s not uncommon for politicians to talk about ‘wishing’ for a better nightlife for Mumbai. It’s a card that many — except some like RR Patil, who seem to enjoy controversies — have used to their advantage time and again. Serena Menon writes.
The IPCC’s climate scientists deserve praise for continuing the fight with another report — generally humans prefer denial
Tired of being the butt of their jokes? Take pity on those who would have no laughter in life if YOU won’t oblige.
Google celebrated its 15th birthday with a piñata doodle on its homepage, thereby overclocking the already melted brains of Candy Crush slaves. Whacking away at the hapless decoration...
A vague feeling suggests that ‘white widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite was not the field commander of the Nairobi shopping mall attack, in which at least 72 people died and scores more are still missing.
We have up to 3.25bn years to sort out gender equality, tangle-free headphones and end to global poverty. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett writes.
How far are we supposed to notice soundtrack music? The received wisdom is that the best score is the one you don’t notice.
The art of the obituary is the art of the euphemism. Eulogies need careful translation: the ‘eccentric’ are really the social outcasts and if you read that someone ‘enjoyed a tipple’, it’s safe to assume you’re reading about the life and times of an alcoholic.