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The Friday List: From a discussion on India's public health policy to renaming a street after Kala Bagai, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a discussion on India's public health policy to renaming a street after Kala Bagai, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
Health

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Asian-American group sues Harvard University over 'startling magnitude of discrimination' in acceptance rates
World

Asian-American group sues Harvard University over 'startling magnitude of discrimination' in acceptance rates

Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions records filed Friday by a group that's suing the school over alleged discrimination.

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Singapore, Malaysia is an attempt to take the NRI route to building political capital
Politics

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Singapore, Malaysia is an attempt to take the NRI route to building political capital

Rahul Gandhi has probably learnt one thing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi — the significance of targeting non-resident Indians (NRIs).

Gujarat election 2017: As the abuse-fest gets into top gear, there’s one unanswered question: What’s in it for the voter?
Politics

Gujarat election 2017: As the abuse-fest gets into top gear, there’s one unanswered question: What’s in it for the voter?

Come 9 December, Gujarat will show the rest of the country if the slanging match between the Congress wearing the colours of Rahul Gandhi and the BJP in the right corner wearing the colours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had any effect on the voters.

Twitter suspends 45 accounts suspected of spreading propoganda on Brexit, Donald Trump
News & Analysis

Twitter suspends 45 accounts suspected of spreading propoganda on Brexit, Donald Trump

Political events like the Brexit Referendum and the US Presidential Election have observed the use of social bots in spreading fake news and misinformation.

CWC green-lights Rahul Gandhi's march to party presidency: Media believes he must send out positive message, take on BJP
Politics

CWC green-lights Rahul Gandhi's march to party presidency: Media believes he must send out positive message, take on BJP

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) cleared the stage for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins of India's 'grand old party'.

Rahul Gandhi invites NRIs to work with Congress raising concerns over deterring tolerance in India
India

Rahul Gandhi invites NRIs to work with Congress raising concerns over deterring tolerance in India

Rahul Gandhi invites NRIs to work with Congress raising concerns over deterring tolerance in India

Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat: State Congress targets BJP through ground game and social media
Politics

Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat: State Congress targets BJP through ground game and social media

After Ahmed Patel's election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in August, the Congress now plans to mount an offensive for the Assembly elections slated for the end of this year

Venkaiah Naidu takes a dig at Congress again, says 'dynasty is nasty' in democracy
Politics

Venkaiah Naidu takes a dig at Congress again, says 'dynasty is nasty' in democracy

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu hit out at dynastic politics, saying dynasty in democracy is "nasty", days after Rahul Gandhi talked about the phenomenon being present in the Indian system

BJP making tactical mistake by going for full blast retaliation; may inadvertently aid Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' rise
Politics

BJP making tactical mistake by going for full blast retaliation; may inadvertently aid Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' rise

Rahul Gandhi has absorbed the art of being wily; he has survived three years of hostile intent and ridicule. From bumbling along and making bloomers, he has started hitting back

Rahul Gandhi UC Berkeley speech sparked 'heartburn' in BJP, says Milind Deora
World

Rahul Gandhi UC Berkeley speech sparked 'heartburn' in BJP, says Milind Deora

Congress leader Milind Deora, who is accompanying Rahul Gandhi on his two week US tour across the West and East coasts says the BJP criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s speech at UC Berkeley is born of the “heartburn” the implicit context of progressive and liberal values has sparked in India’s ruling party.

Arun Jaitley criticises Rahul Gandhi, calls his remarks on dynasty politics as national disgrace
India

Arun Jaitley criticises Rahul Gandhi, calls his remarks on dynasty politics as national disgrace

Launching a scathing attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed the Congress scions latest observation on dynasty politics in India a "national disgrace"

DUSU election results 2017: Rahul Gandhi's Berkeley speech inspired Delhi youth, claims Congress
Politics

DUSU election results 2017: Rahul Gandhi's Berkeley speech inspired Delhi youth, claims Congress

Rahul Gandhi's speech at the University of California, Berkeley, won the hearts of the student community, leading to the victory of NSUI candidates in DUSU, said Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: Congress dynast proves Modi was correct in calling UPA 'maa-bete ki sarkar'
Politics

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: Congress dynast proves Modi was correct in calling UPA 'maa-bete ki sarkar'

While claiming natural rights of a dynast, Rahul forgot that India of 2017 had rejected dynasts in politics.

Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi's Berkeley speech, says some leaders are 'scared to speak in front of their own countrymen'
Politics

Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi's Berkeley speech, says some leaders are 'scared to speak in front of their own countrymen'

Taking an obvious swipe at Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah said some opposition leaders are delivering speeches abroad as no one in the country wanted to listen to them.

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: BJP, Congress leaders spar over dynasty politics, Kashmir, demonetisation
Politics

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: BJP, Congress leaders spar over dynasty politics, Kashmir, demonetisation

Rahul Gandhi's speech at the University of California, Berkeley which took jibes at the Narendra Modi government has now started a war of words between BJP and Congress.

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: If anyone insulted India globally, it is Narendra Modi, says Congress
Politics

Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: If anyone insulted India globally, it is Narendra Modi, says Congress

Rahul Gandhi's speech at the University of California, Berkeley has now started a caustic war of words between BJP and Congress.

Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: 'A failed dynast spoke about his failed journey'
Politics

Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi's UC Berkeley speech: 'A failed dynast spoke about his failed journey'

BJP on Tuesday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States.

Rahul Gandhi at UC Berkeley lashes out at Modi govt and demonetisation, speaks on dynastic politics
Politics

Rahul Gandhi at UC Berkeley lashes out at Modi govt and demonetisation, speaks on dynastic politics

Rahul Gandhi took jibes at BJP and the Narendra Modi government as he spoke on the issue of 'India at 70' at the University of California, Berkeley.