New Delhi, Jan 13, 2017 (IANS) A couple of years ago, a friend accused me of being really slow on the uptake, so I called him last night. “Yep,” I said. One should always take time over important issues instead of rushing to judgement. Case in point: A recent news report says police were shocked Read more..
SRINAGAR: Jan 13, 2017 (IANS) Songs blaring on powerful speakers, enthusiastic people wearing patriotism on their sleeves, jingoistic slogan-shouting and the grand finale — the foot-thumping by troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers, the bodily gestures and the glares — all are part of the the Retreat ceremony that marks Read more..
By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Debuting with a book that gives voice to the lives of people of Indian origin in Trinidad and Tobago, author Aliyyah Eniath believes there is a strong need to convey the stories of the diaspora to the world. People in this Caribbean nation — where nearly 40 percent Read more..
By Arnab N. Sengupta In this age of bloody bomb attacks on soft targets ranging from wedding parties in Turkey to tourist towns in Thailand, the turmoil in Kashmir is a ticking bomb the Indian government cannot afford to avert its gaze from, even if the international community thinks this is none of its business. Read more..
Rohan Desai August 28, 2016: I chanced upon an article today that reported a peculiar story. It also brought to the surface an episode from the past that changed many things in my life. The Election Commission of India has replaced the ‘G B Road’ address with Swami Shraddhanand Marg. The idea that triggered name Read more..
By Pooja Shetty Moving to a new country can be tough especially as an adult. It’s even tougher if you’ve grown up in India surrounded by a gaggle of relatives and a retinue of people who help you with your household tasks. Growing up in India I never did the dishes or the laundry or Read more..
The authentic version is South Asia’s best-kept secret. By Urvija Banerji Within the Indian subcontinent, the spiced rice and meat dish known as biryani is not just a delicious dinner. It’s a multinational phenomenon, an ever-growing set of memes, and the focus of a culinary cult. Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi households spend hours, sometimes days, cooking biryani Read more..
by Ajey Pandey Trigger Warning: Let’s talk about rape. Specifically, let’s talk about the word “alleged.” How about some thought experiments? Thought Experiment 1 It’s 1:00 AM. I’m walking down a street in Amherst, when suddenly, I’m grabbed by the collar and pulled into a dark alley. Some person in a hoodie throws me into Read more..
Muhammad Ali is dead at 74 years old. In the next few days, there will likely be a lot of looking back at Ali’s athletic career — as one of the best boxers to ever live. But Ali was also Muslim, and in the last few months of his life, he refuted some of the Read more..
By Vikas Datta Among the foremost thinkers of all ages, his contribution to knowledge spans maths, logic, history, philosophy and computer science at the very least. But he didn’t ignore the world as it was, championing reason, freedom and choice and opposing war, organised religion, nationalism and totalitarian politics. One of the few philosophers to Read more..
May 13, 2016: Boston Desi Connection (BDC TV) was quoted in a multi-volume “Symbolism – Special Focus – Symbols of Diaspora, Volume 14, Editors, Rüdiger Ahrens, Klaus Stierstorfer, Publication year 2014; Published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.” Link to the Google Library is here. The “Symbolism” is an International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, published Read more..
Posted on May 8 2016 – 10:42am by Shruti Nair They couldn’t get enough of each other. Nargis was Raj Kapoor’s babycakes and their tale of love transcended all imagination. Nargis and Raj Kapoor were seemingly emancipated and cared a damn for societal norms. They did it in the open, again and again. It did not Read more..