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Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

Oct 24, 2014

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

The reaction to Pistorius' five-year sentence - likely to mean just 10 months in jail - was swift and overwhelmingly critical, suggesting most people in a society plagued by violent crime do not share Masipa's views. #OnOurMind #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp
Shirtless like SRK What it takes to get the Happy New Year look

Oct 21, 2014

Shirtless like SRK What it takes to get the Happy New Year look

Bollywood may make it look easy, but that six pack is not easy to attain. #OnOurMind #Shah Rukh Khan #Hrithik Roshan #Happy New Year #Bang Bang
Will Neel Mukherjee keep the American novelists from the Booker Prize?

Oct 14, 2014

Will Neel Mukherjee keep the American novelists from the Booker Prize?

On the eve of the Booker, we give you the lowdown on the six shortlisted books so that when the winner is announced on Tuesday, you can make all the right noises. #OnOurMind #Neel Mukherjee #The Lives of Others #To Rise Again At A Decent Hour #Karen Joy Fowler #We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Remembering RK Narayan Here's why the Malgudi man never gave any interviews

Oct 10, 2014

Remembering RK Narayan Here's why the Malgudi man never gave any interviews

More than 80 years since the publication of Swami and Friends, Narayans books continue to take us on journeys to places that shimmer between reality, nostalgia and the imaginary. #OnOurMind #Malgudi Days #RK Narayan #The English Teacher #Swami and Friends
Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

Oct 07, 2014

Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

A film based on a play famous for the line Something is rotten in the state of Denmark cannot come out smelling like roses in Kashmir. #OnOurMind #CultureDecoder #Shahid Kapoor #Tabu #Vishal Bhardwaj #Freedom of Expression #Haider #Basharat Peer #BoycottHaider
Why did Aamir Khan ignore the North East in his Satyamev Jayate episode on Indian sport?

Oct 06, 2014

Why did Aamir Khan ignore the North East in his Satyamev Jayate episode on Indian sport?

In this conversation about sports and society, Satyamev Jayate brought in people from Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi and Tamil Nadu. However, there was no one from the North East, the region that has not only consistently produced medal-winning athletes but where sports has played a critical role despite the general lack of infrastructure. #OnOurMind #Tamil Nadu #New Delhi #Haryana #Maharashtra #Satyamev Jayate
Jayalalithaa in jail Why is the Tamil film industry so upset?

Oct 01, 2014

Jayalalithaa in jail Why is the Tamil film industry so upset?

The Tamil film industry appears to be the most politically sensitive among its fraternity across India going by the frequency with which it comes to the streets, the latest being its show of support to the Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. #OnOurMind #Karunanidhi #Jayalalithaa #AIADMK #Kamal Haasan #Annadurai #J Jayalalithaa.Tamil Nadu #Sarath Kumar
J&K floods Ailing saffron industry takes a Rs 700-crore hit

Sep 28, 2014

J&K floods Ailing saffron industry takes a Rs 700-crore hit

Saffron farmers in Kashmir still use traditional method of processing, after plucking the flowers, its stigmas are separated by family labour, and then sun dried. #OnOurMind #saffron #Pampore #family labour #Shamas Irfan
Liar's Dice may be a good film, but FFI gets no love from film industry

Sep 26, 2014

Liar's Dice may be a good film, but FFI gets no love from film industry

For all the conversations that the FFI may spark with its selections in India, it doesn't change how this selection is one very small step in the climb towards getting an actual Oscar nomination and then winning it. #OnOurMind #Oscar #Shahid #FFI #Hansal Mehta #Fandry #Geetanjali Thapa #Nawazuddin #Liar's Dice #Nilesh Navlakha