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Intelligence quotient of the first six signs

The natives of Aries are very innocent in nature. This gives them a lot of leverage to trust their own instincts and intuition.

09 Dec 2017

Divided we rule ...blame it on them Brits!

Remember when you were in school and a smarter than normal aleck asked you, “How far can a dog run into the woods?” And while you were wondering which shadow to slink away in he answered, “Halfway! Be

09 Dec 2017

Air signs and how to make up after a fight with them

They are open and communicative, thus arguments are a normal phenomenon. When in the middle of a conflict, they may end up giving a long speech, vocalising their feelings.

02 Dec 2017

To be or not to be: the question of suicide

In approximately the time it takes you to read this article, someone in this country will have committed suicide.

02 Dec 2017

No more smileys. give me a nod instead

How little we value our head movements, and how wrong we are to do so. Most of us think a smile is enough to win over strangers and make friends.

02 Dec 2017

Accountability on the decline in education

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report of the UNESCO for the year 2017/18 is aptly titled, ‘Accountability in Education’.

02 Dec 2017

Contours and vision of the ‘Rahul Era’, and what it offers India in the future

The process for the formal anointment of Rahul Gandhi as president of the Congress began earlier this month.

02 Dec 2017

Payback time ...it’s all about the money honey!

Here’s the deal. We are a grand total of nine over or underpaid workers in a sweatshop and for no particular rhyme or reason one bright fine morning in July we all want to discover what our average sa

02 Dec 2017

A royal wedding and the art of easing up

There is the frivolous and there is fun. Though joined at the hip by the Thesaurus, frivolity is not always fun as recent events like the Padmavati pandemonium suggest.

02 Dec 2017

How to make up with water signs after a fight

Making up with cancerians requires patience, delicacy, and tact. Their feelings are easily bruised. They sometimes get too emotional and sensitive.

25 Nov 2017

Can Non-Brahmins be priests in a society that’s still the prisoner of the past?

The appointment of 36 non-Brahmin priests from traditionally backward societies and Dalits by the Travancore Devaswom Board in Kerala has elicited mixed reaction.

25 Nov 2017

The case of the kidnapped Prime Minister

Several “cloak and dagger” actions take place in the world of diplomacy, espionage and international relations.

25 Nov 2017

When Mrs G, and Mums, ruled the roost

Unlike charity, democracy doesn’t begin at home. It didn’t at mine for sure, when I was growing up. Nor at most of my friends’.

25 Nov 2017

Indebted to Padmavati for ringing alarm bells

By now almost everyone and his or her poodle have had their say on Rani Padmavati, Freedom of Expression (FoE) or utter lack of it in contemporary India,  and hurt pride of the Rajput community.

25 Nov 2017

Fringe holds sense hostage to pop history

Once upon a time in India, the fringe represented a pulchritudinous 1960s film star with beguiling eyes and Mona Lisa smile, whose haircut gave a signature style and phrase to generations; even to tho

25 Nov 2017

Vanishing point camaraderie between old foes!

Want to find out the height of a molecule in a few minutes? Get a large, rectangular pan, a piece of straight stiff wire and a drop of oil.

25 Nov 2017

Earth signs and how to make up after a fight with them

They are the most stubborn sign of the zodiac.As patching up with them is not that easy, one should never betray them or ignite jealousy within them.

18 Nov 2017

NTA runaway needs aircraft,passengers and air-route

The cabinet has approved the long-pending policy to establish an independent National Testing Agency (NTA).

18 Nov 2017

How long will India beg its people to respect the national anthem?

These days, cinema is adding to our appetite for inane debates.

18 Nov 2017

Education reforms must emerge from the past and the present

Education systems the world over resist change but are also aware that by its very nature, these have to remain dynamic and keep pace with the changes taking place all around.

18 Nov 2017

Bring Parliament to the aid of resolving intractable problems facing the country

Problem-solving in a country as large and diverse as India can be a real challenge.

18 Nov 2017