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Jan 12, 2015

A scientific guide to falling in love on command (or why Auntyji is right, after all)

It's all about writer Mandy Len Catron’s reenactment of psychologist Arthur Aron’s experiment in making two strangers fall in love in a laboratory. #Arranged marriages #ArrangedAndMarriage #Arthur Aron #Falling in Love #JustSaying #love #LoveAndMarriage

Jan 10, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi: The unlikely poster boy for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiyas might do lip service to Gandhi but there’s clearly a new icon in town these days. #Mahatma Gandhi #Narendra Modi #OCI #OnOurMind #Pravasi Bharatiya Divas #Satya Nadella

Jan 7, 2015

Sunanda Pushkar’s death: Headlines Today’s footage of her body is repugnant

When the dead body of Sunanda Pushkar is served up on the news, it is tabloid voyeurism, pure and simple, even if it is dressed up as intrepid investigative journalism. #Crime #Delhi Police #Headlines Today #India #Journalism #Shashi Tharoor #Sunanda Pushkar

Jan 7, 2015

State of paranoia: In Mamata’s Bengal, a slap is attempted murder

Slapping anyone, even a politician, is not part of freedom of expression. And no one has the right to walk up to any politician they dislike, slap him and get away with it. #Abhishek Banerjee #Arvind Kejriwal #Debashish Acharya #Kejriwal slapped #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's nephew slapped #Trinamool Congress #West Bengal

Jan 5, 2015

Japanese tourist raped: How it highlights our warped perception of sexual consent

Given how rape victims are viewed with suspicion in India, the Japanese tourist is lucky that the police even filed the FIR when she came to them with her long and rambling story of rape and extortion spread across states. #Crimes #Crimes against women #Japan #Japanese tourist #Japanese tourist rape #Japanese tourist raped in India #Nirbhaya #OnOurMind #Rape #Sex crimes

Dec 31, 2014

Aaptard, Chaiwallah, and other political gaalis of 2014: An A-Z dictionary

An election year is guaranteed to add to our treasury of insults. And our politicians made 2014 a very colourful one. Firstpost presents the 2014 A-Z guide to political gaalis. #2014 Year End #A-Z Political Gaalis #India #ListsEtc #Mamata Banerjee #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Dec 30, 2014

The epic fail of 2014: The year of Rahul Gandhi in 5 key moments

BJP wants a Congress-mukt Bharat. Perhaps the Congress should hope for a Rahul-mukt Congress. If Modi was the undisputed newsmaker of the year, Rahul Gandhi was 2014's biggest flop show. And that's not just because his party lost an election. #2014 Year End #BJP #Congress #InMyOpinion #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Rahul-Arnab interview #TopStories

Dec 26, 2014

10 years since Tsunami: Tribes survived disaster, but their languages are doomed

Many were afraid the tsunami would wipe them out not realizing the far greater threat to them comes from the modern world outside. #10 years after tsunami #2004 Tsunami #Andamans #Anvita Abbi #Bo #CriticalPoint #disappearing languages #language #Natural Disaster #Onge #tribals #Tsunami