A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

Rama Shankar grew up in a family where hardships defined his life. His parents had a hand to mouth existence. In an age when he would have been better off at school, he would often escort his mother to the next door aunty’s house where she was the maid. For a good half an hour each day this would be his sneak – peek into … Continue reading A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

War & Peace: Enemies turned allies indulge in warm embrace

As the world saw the completion of 100 years of the ceasefire agreement of World War 1, a rare embrace of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron made major headlines across the globe. This marked the centenary of the end of the First World War at a special ceremony at Compiègne, in the woods north of Paris. The two global leaders were … Continue reading War & Peace: Enemies turned allies indulge in warm embrace

Train18 beats Shatabdi Express in its own game, don’t miss a ride

  When the Modi regime proposed high speed bullet trains for the Indian railway system, debates were kickstarted over whether it is actually possible in India. In first signs of that dream fructifying, the Indian railways have rolled out the new Train 18. The buzz in town is that these trains will replace the Shatabdi Express dubbed as the fastest of the lot. Notably Shatabdi … Continue reading Train18 beats Shatabdi Express in its own game, don’t miss a ride

A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Bhai Dooj is an occasion when sisters pray to Yamraaj for a long and prosperous life of their brothers. Celebrated two days after Diwali, it is an occasion that is held very dear by the women of the country. This year, Bhai Dooj was celebrated on November 9. Known by different names like Bhau Beej, Bhai Teeka or Bhai Phota it has similarities with Raksha … Continue reading A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Women in Rajasthan might hold key to who ascends political throne

As Rajasthan goes to vote in weeks from now, all eyes are on which party the women of the state will vote for. Despite repeated claims by the BJP and Congress, the woman of the state are yet to get their due. In a state where out of a total 4.74 crore voters, 2.77 crore are women, each party is now trying to woo the … Continue reading Women in Rajasthan might hold key to who ascends political throne

Will MP’s farmer fury turn tide against Shivraj ‘Mama’ this election

In recent months the farming community in the country has voiced their concern on pressing issues that bother them. Agitations have turned violent and long marches by the community have once again brought the farmers’ woes to centre stage. A non violent Bharatiya Kisan Union rally began on Sept. 25 from Haridwar, 200 kilometres north of Delhi and was to end on Oct. 2 at … Continue reading Will MP’s farmer fury turn tide against Shivraj ‘Mama’ this election

Padma Bhushan Ram V Sutar for whom age is just a number

The unveiling of the Statue of Unity has faced ire, memes and jokes in equal measure. Tribals, farmers and locals have upped the ante against the massive expenditure of money on the statue turning a complete blind eye towards the needs of the last man in the line. This even as a bitter political powerplay has unfolded with players like BSP supremo, Mayawati jumping into … Continue reading Padma Bhushan Ram V Sutar for whom age is just a number

Garden City’s Edwin Joseph a messiah to sparrows

SparrowMan Move over Superman or Dark Knight, Garden City has its own superhero sans a cape Even as the country celebrates the World Sparrow Day year after year to give the idea of conservation of sparrows a much needed push, house sparrows have become a rarity in Garden City. Keeping in mind the dwindling numbers of sparrows, one man has made it his mission to … Continue reading Garden City’s Edwin Joseph a messiah to sparrows

Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

In a country where the epic Ramayana has been part of Indian folklore for ages, Dussehra is important for a connection between Durga and Rama. About a secret that made Rama’s job of killing Ravana easier courtesy Ma Durga as per Hindu mythology. Each year the end of Shardiya Navratri in India is marked by Dussehra. It is one festival that signifies the victory of … Continue reading Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत

आपने अक्सर लोगों को ताना मारते सुना होगा की बड़ी सती सावित्री बनती है, कभी आपने सोचा की क्यूँ सावित्री को एक आदर्श नारी माना जाता है और हर साल करवा चौथ लोग मनाते हैं. चलिए जानते हैं. सावित्री मद्रा देस के राजा अस्वपति की बेटी थी. जब उनकी शादी करने की उम्र हुई तो उन्होने सत्यवान से शादी करने की ठानी. राजा ड्यूमतसेन के … Continue reading एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत