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Jun 06, 2013
Bad neighbours of Bangalore: See no evil next doorThe recent shocking cases involving the confinement of a daughter and an elderly father expose a culture of callous apathy in face of serious domestic abuse.
Feb 19, 2013
Reader's Digest and me: Family ties that bindReader's Digest may be filing for bankruptcy, but for many of us it will remain preserved forever in the amber of childhood memory of a socialist era past.
Nov 27, 2012
Lies, damned lies: Tall claims of Indian advertisingBeauty products are the worst offenders the world over in the lies-in-advertising business, but in India, they have close competition from children's 'health' drinks. Do you really think Complan, Boost, Horlicks et al make your kid smarter, more energetic, or taller?
Nov 21, 2012
New age superstition: What unites Yeddy and the yuppieWhether it's the upwardly mobile corporate professional or a powerful politician, we increasingly conflate spirituality with superstitious belief. Pujas, talismans, and shrines have become mere shortcuts to material success.
Oct 31, 2012
Goodbye, urban oasis: The end of the "gated community" dreamCountless real estate ads sell the dream of a gated paradise, far away from the madding crowds, filth, and chaos. A dream that the upwardly mobile have spent crores of rupees buying into. A dream that is rapidly turning into a nightmare.
Mar 30, 2012
Why going to the doctor is the great Indian nightmareGetting medical care remains a profoundly anxiety-producing experience for most of us: from finding the right doctor to getting the right diagnosis, and therefore the right care. Is it so surprising then that we are more likely to die of diseases like cancer?
Feb 27, 2012
The 9 to 5 job: What will you do to get it back?Corporate life is no longer the 9-to-5 affair it was assumed to be. Well, the '9' still stands there unflinchingly, but the '5' has metamorphosised into a rather flexible range.
Oct 07, 2011
How not to burn a hole in your pocket this festive seasonThe festive season is fun until the bills start arriving. That's when the sticker shock hits you hard. But don't worry. You can still have your holidays, your gift baskets, your goodies. Here are some tips about how to be smart about it.
Oct 05, 2011
Firearms for everyone: It's so easy to buy a gun!Want a gun? It's a lot cheaper and easier than you'd guess. No wonder everyone from housewives to college kids are packing heat these days.
Sep 27, 2011
Parent care: How a daughter is now the new 'son'Slowly but surely, the care of aging parents in urban middle class India is shifting to the daughter who is more willing and able to be their 'budhape ka sahara' than the son.