First it was the military. Then college campuses and churches. Then prisons. Then war crimes and UN Peacekeepers. I wrote about them all, with increasing despair. Now, there are stories of sexual aggr....

The recent victory of the young, energetic and appealing Liberal politician Justin Trudeau in the Canadian elections has caught the eyes of the world for a number of reasons. A major one is the creati....

Trudeauing the Liberal Avenue

December 22, 2015

Today - 1st December - is marked across the world as the day dedicated to the fight against HIV-AIDS.  On this day I would like to talk shout the HIV-AIDS in my home state of Jammu and Kashmir. The ....

When you are a child, you do not realise the significance of a person you happen to meet by chance, only once and never again. It is much later that the significance dawns on you, but the moment is lo....

‘Thank God I was born in the 20th century! What a horrible life women in the past had; discriminated against, given an inferior position in society, uneducated, cloistered at home, forced to marry y....

In a new report by the United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group, maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990. Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532,000 in 1990 to an e....

Bollywood films are attempting to change perceptions of women. Finally! If films reflect society, we only had to watch the mainstream films to understand the position of women in our country for ....

Unknown to the Bengali in Calcutta and to Indians everywhere, Durga is not the presiding deity of the Bengali. It is Kali who holds this august position. Durga is worshipped only once a year during au....

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The Guardian Deities of Tamil Nadu- lesser know deities of Hinduism

loved ur article. i am interested in knowing the names and history of each of those deities in the picture.

Dharavi’s Newspaper: impressions beyond Slumdog

Nice article on our dharavi. Thanks.