Marwari, a community that was famously insular, is happily globetrotting and fostering a generation which is more worldly-wise than its predecessors.
MN Srinivas was a world-renowned sociologist from Mysore who made “vote bank,” “dominant caste” and “Sankritisation” household phrases.
There will be several gruesome deaths. Because this is Game of Thrones. It ain't a regular day until someone's been beheaded
Padma Shri Ranjana Gauhar on mingling Odissi and Chhau dance styles for her dance-drama Nal-Damyanti and bringing a contemporary approach to classical dance
Truly, madly, deeply Rai Bareilli: Online dating is not just for the big cities, small town India is logging in fast
The grammar and syntax of dating is changing. Online dating has lost a lot of the (perceived) stigma that it used to have.
Pottering around the Willingdon in retirement, is apparently not for this former chairman of the House of Tatas. This is a man in a hurry, working at a pace that says retirement is for wimps.
Crumpled-up paper is spread out on the floor and desk. Empty bottles are standing all over the place. There's a certain level of chaos in the small beachside writing shed where Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas spent a good amount of time.
All you need is 'Jaan-Pehchaan': Borkung Hrangkhawl, Tripura rapper, on music and fighting discrimination
Borkung Hrangkhwal, or BK as he’s more popularly known, has a simple message to give through his music — integrating the North East with the rest of India.
While the popular call of 'Jago Bangali' may stir some Bengali blood to regain its lost glory, particularly among those staying outside West Bengal, the state per se is only conveniently bothered about the dwindling Bengali ego when it has a bonanza attached to it like an election.
According to Rowling, she planned the novel meticulously, using “colour-coded spreadsheets”. “The planning is insane,” she has said. “This is the best planned book I will ever have written.” No small feat given the strict plotting of the Potter books.
The Year of the Monkey begins on Monday, 8 February, and common lore in China predicts it will bring some disharmony, especially at sea.
Firstpost Playlist: This week discover 'synth-pop', 'guitar noodlings' and alter your mood with music recommended by us
Watch this space, every week for the Firstpost Playlist — an eclectic collection of music from the myriad and atypical minds at Firstpost.
Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood' is fresh, poignant, and so relevant, even for someone sitting in India.
Tune in: Australian alternative music radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 is among the most-awaited election results of the year
What this all means though is that even while the programme is also an excuse for eight hours of some good ol’ drunken revelry at a couple of thousand ‘listening parties’, the Hottest 100 is considered a very important gauge of an act’s popularity
Reading, to Ben Okri, leads to imagination and thought, most importantly clarity of thought, bringing about a gradual understanding of the many-fingered problems that plague us.
The personal is political, but now it’s also social: How the internet changed the game for feminist discourse
Social media has It has provided a space for the feminist movement to thrive. Phenomena like virality and memes can be used to make very powerful points that reach a lot of people
A busy medical practitioner who frequently travels to other cities for work, Patil just about manages to stay true to his schedule of running in the city thrice a week.