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Standing for National Anthem in movie theatres not a measure of patriotism: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to come up guidelines to regulate the playing of the National Anthem in public places, including movie theatres. This now places the onus on the government to decide whether it should be mandatory for people to stand for the National Anthem or not. The top court’s direction to the Centre came even as it refused to change its earlier order that made it […]

From Nepal to US, how Diwali is celebrated across the world

  Did you know Diwali is an official holiday in 10 different countries, not counting India. And did you also know that the festival of lights is celebrated in a big way in at least 25 nations with major Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh populations. Celebrating the Deepavali by millions across the world is understood. But to declare a public holiday for Diwali, takes it to a whole new level. […]

 
 
 

Wrong Place Wrong Time: Crane Crushes Audi. Watch What Happens Next

  A driver in China lived through a nightmare experience when a crane crushed his car in the middle of the road. The 29-year-old was driving to work in China’s Zhuzai province on Tuesday when a construction crane fell on his Audi and totally flattened it. Surveillance footage captured the moment the crane demolished the front portion of the car with many fearing the worst for the driver. But in […]

Book Review: Evolving with Subramanian Swamy – A roller coaster ride

With the Congress dominating the polity post-Independence, India never had an opposition leader to match the charisma and popularity of the Nehru-Gandhis, with the exception of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. For a brief period in the mid-1970s, however, socialist leader George Fernandes and Jan Sangh-backed Subramanian Swamy, with their knack to kick up a storm, caught the imagination of the youth. Both were icons of anti-Congressism. While Fernandes remained wedded to […]

Did Aarushi Talwar's Parents Kill Her? Verdict Today: 10 Points

The Allahabad High Court will decide today whether dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar murdered their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008 at their home in Noida near Delhi. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom; then Hemraj, the family’s Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction. Here is a 10 point guide […]

Review: Memoirs of My Body by Shreya Sen-Handley

Sharp, hilarious, and relatable are three words that best describe Shreya Sen-Handley’s book Memoirs of My Body. It opens with a treatise on masturbation — a seven-year-old Sen having wet dreams about a boy who’s “literally from the wrong side of the tracks.” There could be no better opening for this novel: a journey of Sen’s self-discovery with which any woman would identify. Sen’s book chronicles her life through childhood […]

Richard Thaler, 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner, praised PM Modi’s note ban move, but with a ‘rider’

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the note ban on Novemeber 8, 2016, some of the nation’s economists had raised questions on the government’s move. However, among those who had favoured the decision at that time included none other than 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler. “This is a policy I have long supported. First step toward cashless and good start on reducing corruption,” Thaler had tweeted soon […]

8 Simple Methods to Boost Your Willpower and Self Control

Surely if you’ve ever tried helping someone quit smoking, odds are that you will hear the word “will” spoken in the first 5 minutes. Aside from the popular procrastinating sentence: “I will quit smoking next year”, you might hear a smoker say: “It takes a lot of willpower to give up on cigarettes”. What do you think is the reason that most people quit smoking? Is it because they don’t […]

Braid chopping in Kashmir: It is not the Army for God Sake, read the truth here

There is a great deal of panic among the people of Jammu and Kashmir following incidents of braid cutting. Earlier this week, a 70 year old man died after he was beaten with a brick on the suspicion that he was a braid chopper. There are youth out on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir keeping a vigil to foil any attempt of braid cutting. What is the truth behind […]