articles by Rutu Shah

Politics

Manipur Election 2017: Decoding the political lineation of Meiteis, Nagas and Kuki tribes

The state mainly comprises of three communities: Meitei, Naga and Kuki. The three lived side by side for centuries and developed their heritage in parallel within their respective ethno-social boundaries. But today they engage in what can be loosely termed as tribal politics.

Politics

Manipur election 2017: Miffed with state response post talks UNC refuses to lift economic blockade

Days after the tripartite meeting in Delhi which was called for a resolution of the economic blockade in Manipur, on Tuesday, the United Naga Council (UNC) announced that they will continue the blockade citing the reason that the state government has still not called for a roll-back of the seven new districts created on 8 December.

World

Newsroom diaries 2016: From Kashmir to Syria, a year in terror

In 2001 the world saw the devastating 9/11 attack, with awe and shock. That moment changed everything. We became a more scared group of people. Abandoned bags and clothing choices made us scared. This situation grew worse in 2016, for this year, we got normalised to terror attacks.

Entertainment

Jio MAMI 2016: 'My life is in my film Lipstick Under My Burkha,' says Alankrita Shrivastava

Director Alankrita Shrivastava's film Lipstick under my Burkha is slated to be showcased in Jio Mami festival on 26 October and we engaged in a chat with her to find out more about this anticipatory film.

Life

Karva Chauth: Why it's time for Indian women to leave this archaic and patriarchal custom behind

The apparent history of Karva Chauth is associated with the tale of queen Veervati and her penance to keep her husband alive

World

Donald Trump Jr needs to put down the Skittles and take lessons in maths and grammar

On Monday night, while world leaders commenced in New York to discuss immigration issues (amongst other problems) at the United Nations General Assembly meet, Donald Trump Jr, son of Republican nominee Donald Trump, took to Twitter to oversimplify the situation of Syrian refugees by comparing them to potentially dangerous Skittle candy.

Life

Why engineers shouldn't be afraid to quit their IT careers to pursue a different field

This Engineer's Day, I want to congratulate all those who are passionate about this field, after all they are going to build our 'futuristic' world. But I would also like to wish those engineers who are achieving excellence in other fields and pursuing education with a fervour.

India

The Butterfree Effect: How Pokémon Go is hurting 'religious sentiments' of Indians

On Wednesday a PIL was filed in the Gujarat High Court against developers of the location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, alleging it hurts religious sentiments of certain communities by showing eggs in places of worship.

Politics

Why is Balochistan important? Let's revisit the tale of the Durand Line

On Monday, India's 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke from the ramparts of the Red Fort. In his lengthy speech, Modi signalled a hardening stance against Pakistan and raised the issue of Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).

Life

All you need to know about Midsummer, Sweden’s most popular festival

On one of the longest days of the summer, Sweden celebrates Midsummer – a festival dedicated to eating, dancing, drinking and pagan rituals.

World

Why this Chinese detergent commercial is not 'the most racist ad ever'

What is racism? Only when discrimination is meted out against a coloured person?

India

Merin Joseph isn't alone: What the media always gets wrong about women in power

On Sunday morning Merin Joseph, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Munnar, Kerala, woke up to a fine article — 10 most beautiful female IPS and IAS officers in India.

Entertainment

Rehearse to the extent that you exceed psychology: Actor Jim Sarbh bares it all

"As an actor I am like a selfish child, sometimes I give into some pretty bad habits – like I am irresponsible and just like do whatever I like," actor Jim Sarbh talks about acting, directing and his first commercial film 'Neerja'.