Devil’s Advocate

By Sudha Dixit I am, by nature a very gentle person if I say so myself. I am not blowing my own trumpet rather confessing that I am a coward. I can’t kill a mosquito with my hands (clapping & having blood on them). Similarly I cannot step on a […]

March 8, 2015 · 5 comments · Articles

Tongue and the Sweet Tooth

By Shruti Shrivastava Taking you down memory lane and remembering the days when we were small enough to choose the eatables not by their benefits and calories but by the taste they had us engulfed in. At that point even if your mom had an upper cap of no more […]

March 1, 2015 · 3 comments · Articles

Freedom of Expression & Sanctity of Belief: A Counter View

By Sudha Dixit “Man is born free and yet we see him every where in chains” This famous quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau is true to all aspects of human life social, political, emotional, ethical, and religious. Freedom is there, so are the boundaries. You may criticize your neighbour but […]

February 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Articles

Mood Swings

By Shobha Diwakar It’s strange how mood swings appear and disappear like the overhanging clouds that envelope the sky, create shadows of doubt whether or not it is going to rain and before you say ‘Jack Robinson’ lo, you’ve guessed, the clouds have scattered to some other landscape and the […]

February 1, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Whither Freedom of Expression

By Sudha Dixit I grew up hearing a saying ‘a pen is mightier than sword’. I believed in it too. But the element of terror which has permeated our world through religious fanatics is gaining ground through cultural zealots too. We have seen Satanic Verses, written  by Salman Rushdie being banned […]

January 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Exploitations in Human History: Raping Women to Plundering Nations

By Ranjit K. Sahu Exploiting the weakness of another fellow human to advance self interests in nothing new or surprising when seen in the context of the history of human civilization and social evolution. Although it is an inherited malice that is deeply ingrained into the thoughts of all creatures […]

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

To See Or Not See PK

By Ranjit K. Sahu The year has ended with another uncalled controversy dotting the landscape of Bollywood, the release and theme of PK, the movie of Hirani and Aamir Khan.  There has been much said about the film’s obscure way of belittling Hinduism and promoting relationship between a Pakistani man […]

January 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Nationalist Went Wrong

By Atul Kapoor Sakshi Maharaj, a BJP MP, in an idyllic conversation with some media person called Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, a ‘nationalist’ thus making invitation to his nemesis in the Indian parliament which is fast becoming an ‘abode’ for, and just for, political correctness. Amidst the flurry […]

December 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Articles

Rapes Of The Primetime

By Atul Kapoor Few days back another rape incidence rocked our national capital. The news obviously became sensation in no time as it was no ‘ordinary rape’. It was after all committed in ‘Delhi’ so it was somewhat ‘greater rape’ that demanded enviable media coverage when compared to ‘lesser rapes’ […]

December 21, 2014 · 2 comments · Articles

Sanskrit: The Language for the Indian Youth Emancipation

By Ranjit K Sahu The Times of India survey has brought forth some facts and figures about the acceptability of Sanskrit in the contemporary Indian society as a language. The survey however speaks more about the Indian psyche than the language or its relevance. The facts that parents were surveyed […]

November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Articles