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  • No country for rape victims

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    I had a friend, let's call her 'B'. She was assaulted outside her home. We were just out of college. Like most assaults, the perpetrators...

  • The summer (vacations) nostalgia

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Summer vacations are a very complicated time for parents nowadays. Should one send one's daughter to a Vedic Maths class? Is one's son old enough...

  • 'Talwar' ki Dhaar

    The Unpublished |  Arunima
    A senior officer of CBI actually felt the 'dhar' of being the neighbour of the 'famous' Talwars. The officer was locked out of her house...

  • India's ODI batting line-up: A problem of plenty

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    India's ODI team, the reigning World Cup holders, failed to reach the finals of the last two multi-team tournaments they played in. Whole the bowling...

  • Relationships: the big teenage stressors

    Mind Check |  Arpita Anand
    We, as adults, often reminisce about our adolescence with fondness. Those great years with no worry about life and career, the first crush, the first...

  • 5 biggest challenges Akhilesh Yadav will have to deal with

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Maya Raj is out. Samajwadi Party has won the state elections with phenomenal numbers. Rahul Gandhi's efforts reaped no results. With an epic win in...

  • How I was looking for Rahul, and found Akhilesh

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    When Rahul Gandhi first appeared on India's political scene, he was projected as the new-age neta, the politician that we never had. There was and...

  • UP Polls 2012: Maths of multi-cornered political battle

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    Two month long exciting phase of elections in India's five states has finally come to an end. These elections have been a nightmare for the...

  • The lonely BJP candidate of UP

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The BJP has just one Muslim candidate among its 403 in Uttar Pradesh where there live 37 million Muslims. It is symptomatic of the party's...

  • UP elections 2012: trial by fire

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    A teary-eyed Congress as election fever heats up in Uttar Pradesh. Two rounds of votes have been polled. Congress continues to cling on to its...

  • Decoding the media's Priyanka mania

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In 1999, we experienced a 'television moment'. We were covering Sonia Gandhi's Amethi campaign when we happened to meet her daughter Priyanka. For the next...

  • Akhilesh's biggest challenge: Undo Mulayam's politics

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    He was a school teacher, with a love for wrestling. He entered politics and became the Chief Minister of UP. That is a brief introduction...

  • If Uma wins UP, BJP will be the loser

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It was nice to see a confident and animated Uma Bharti on TV, again. There was a time when Uma ruled the roost, but soon...

  • Longing for Kanshiram

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It's election time in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati is trying hard to get back to power. However, whenever I think of Maya, my thoughts go to...

  • Elections a family affair in Uttar Pradesh

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The first recorded dynasty in India is the Nair Dynasty which ruled the South Indian state of Kerala from the pre-Vedic age to the 18th...

  • A mother reflects

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    It's that time of the year again when you sit by yourself and take stock of the 365 days gone by. Another year of your...

  • Maya's four-pronged attack

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Mayawati has taken the wind out of the sails of everyone else. Panditji examines the possible fallout... ...

  • Uttar Pradesh: Divide to conquer

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    History is replete with stories of kings conquering new territories to expand their kingdom. However, seldom would one have heard of a king vivisecting his...

  • No Congress, no growth in UP

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    A couple of years ago, an aged gentleman during a stray conversation on a train, said with great conviction that the States of India in...

  • On campaign trail with Rahul Gandhi

    Simply Put |  Marya Shakil
    Rahul Gandhi is an angry man. At Phulpur on 14th Nov 2011, his anger embarrassed the Congress Party when a few central ministers kicked those...

  • Realisations on a picnic trail

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Last week, the school announced that they would be taking the little toddlers for a picnic to Joggers Park in Bandra. This one announcement evoked...

  • No justification for attack on Bhushan

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Voltaire The very foundation of ...

  • Weaving a tale

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Beauty lies in the smallest of things. As seen through my daughter's eyes. Whenever we pass by a busy road, she manages to see something...

  • 'W' for Wendetta: Do these studies hate women?

    Mostly Harmless |  Jhinuk Sen
    - Women more stressed than men - It's official. Women drivers more accident prone - ...

  • Much affair about nothing

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    When is it okay to have an affair? Now the majority here will say NEVER, but think about it for just one second. Do you...

  • Top (absurd) excuses to break up

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    In a fast track world, it is easy to be in and out of relationships. However, the excuses for breaking up are getting old. It...

  • 'I am ashamed as well'

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    Lots of things shame me about India (I take great pride in lots as well). For instance, farmers forced to commit suicide because ...

  • Aarushi's case: Closure report should not be the end

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    The closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Aarushi murder case should not be the end of the matter. Its admission...