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Here's a lawyer's detailed analysis of Bilbo's contract with dwarves in The Hobbit

Feb 13, 2015

Here's a lawyer's detailed analysis of Bilbo's contract with dwarves in The Hobbit

Remember the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the band of dwarves for their journey to the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Well, now lawyer and co-author of The Law and Superheroes, James Daily has analysed it for us humans. #The Hobbit #GoodReads #Bilbo Baggins #Dwarves #James Daily
PhD scholar by day, chickpeas seller by night: How a man is repaying his family's debts

Jan 02, 2015

PhD scholar by day, chickpeas seller by night: How a man is repaying his family's debts

People often go to great lengths to pay off their debts or finance their own education. From part time jobs to small businesses there have been many inspiring stories of those who struggle to make ends meet, but don't give up their goals. One such inspiring story is that of S Palaniraj. #Puducherry #GoodReads #PhD scholar #S Palaniraj #Chickpeas
Erapalli Prasanna, Ian Chappell and the joys of spin bowling

Oct 10, 2014

Erapalli Prasanna, Ian Chappell and the joys of spin bowling

Over and over again what Chappell says is mirrored by Prasanna and what Prasanna says is mirrored by Chappell. #Sports #India #Cricket #Greg Chappell #GoodReads #Erapalli Prasanna #spin
Delhi gangrape case: Juvenile accused paints, learns English to fit in

Sep 02, 2014

Delhi gangrape case: Juvenile accused paints, learns English to fit in

The juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case has taken to painting and shows no "traces of anger", according to a report. #GoodReads #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape #Delhi gangrape case #juvenile #December 16 gangrape case
Modi vs Rajnath: Are there serious faultlines in the BJP govt?

Sep 01, 2014

Modi vs Rajnath: Are there serious faultlines in the BJP govt?

An editorial argues that the Modi-Rajnath tale has not ended, but is a longstanding rivalry that will sharpen in coming months. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Modi #GoodReads #Union Home Minister #Kiren Rijiju #Cabinet of ministers
No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Aug 31, 2014

No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explores the stories that fall into the cracks between traditional notions of masculinity and femininity and discovers a treasure-trove of queerness in Hindu lore. #Hinduism #LGBT #Hindu mythology #Devdutt Pattanaik #GoodReads #Shikhandi #Mahabharat #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Dina Nath Batra
Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

Aug 28, 2014

Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

These localities in Muzaffarnagar where Muslims are settling have neither water nor power, no sanitation nor any medical facilities. #Uttar Pradesh #Akhilesh Yadav #Communal violence #GoodReads #Muzaffarnagar #Western UP #Hindi-Muslim clashes
Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

Aug 21, 2014

Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

The image of Modi as a highly individualistic leader threatens both himself and his opposition, especially in the face of a tidal wave of expectations. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NDA #GoodReads #Lok Sabha elections #Assembly Elections 2014