No sex please, we're Indian. That old saying has gone out of the window in Bollywood. Indian cinema is stripping down and getting to business. But does that mean it's all grown up now?
We often say corruption is a cancer on our society. What if this is literally true? Have the very same cultural traits that define us – and even enable us to rise and shine – produced a cancerous growth of venality and greed?
One of India's most media savvy politicians Shashi Tharoor grades Team Anna's political movement for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
A whooping, hollering audience cheered both sides, as Arvind Kejriwal and his fellow RTI activist Shekhar Singh went back-and-forth on the virtues and follies of the Hazare movement.
What do you get when you put globalisation's biggest cheerleader, Thomas Friedman on the same stage as India's most articulate left-leaning intellectual, Pratap Bhanu Mehta? A surprising absence of disagreement.
If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo.
It was a different Nitin Gadkari on view in Goa — funny, relaxed and charming, he revealed his softer side.
A five star line up of authors, intellectuals, biz tycoons, actors, politicians and more have gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Goa as part of Thinkfest.
Cold-shouldered by the Bollywood elite, America's most famous skank discovered there's a new power equation between India and Hollywood celebrities. But in one unintended way, she also proved that we remain sad little wannabes, after all.
A young woman commits suicide after she is dumped in real life and then re-dumped on Facebook. Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin have a catfight on Twitter. What's it about the social network that unleashes the inner jerk in us?
When Karan Johar showed up on Simi Garewal's Most Desirable, everyone wanted to know whether she'd pop the big question. She did. He answered. But the real fun comes in reading between their lines.
Recall and Reject sounds kick-ass. Direct democracy - who could argue with that? But people power doesn't always work the way we imagine it to. Team Anna should just ask the people of California.
A Bollywood-sized romantic melodrama is unfolding in Imphal and it raises an interesting question: Does a human rights activist on a decade-long hunger strike have the right to fall madly, unwisely in love?
In a country where the hint of dissent can get Arundhati Roy threatened with sedition charges, how do major political parties get away with cozying up to men convicted in the assassination of a former PM?