My India


On one hand we have the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian space agency that took the country into a world record last week, by launching a record 104 satellites in one go; and then we have cities like Delhi, India’s capital, along with Patna, Bihar’s capital, that have let India down by being recognised as among the most polluted cities in the world, as per the latest report published in the journal, ‘The [...]


Home-grown e-commerce major Flipkart has just announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with technology giant Microsoft, for adopting Microsoft Azure as its cloud computing platform. The development is good news for both Flipkart, which has continued to grow rapidly in the e-commerce space in India, and for Microsoft. The latter will be able to further demonstrate benefits of cloud computing to the industry, on how companies can leverage the cloud to cut [...]


Across Uttar Pradesh, if the Samajwadi Party’s “Kaam Bolta Hai” slogan has to submit to the voters’ acceptability test in real terms, it is in the state’s all 12 districts, stretching from Lucknow to Etawah, from Mainpuri to Sitapur, and others. Regarded as the SP’s bastion, the area witnessed only over 61 percent turnout in the third phase of polls for 69 assembly seats — a low turnout in comparison to what was witnessed during [...]


Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Ancient Indian scriptures refer to the world as “one family”. While this idea of a global village is gaining popularity, our sense of nationalism still looks upon Indians who leave the country to take up residence overseas as non-resident Indians – a separate class unto itself. According to reports from the United Nations (2015), over 244 million people live in countries outside their countries of birth. In this context it is important to note [...]


With the onset of the Green Revolution back in the 1960s, India attempted to multiply its agricultural produce to sustain a fast growing population. Use of chemical fertilizers, and insecticides and pesticides, apart from mechanized farming implements took India to its heady days of agricultural plenty. This also meant, however, that it took Indian farmers away from the traditional methods of farming which were essentially organic in nature. Increasing instances of diseases and health hazards [...]


Since 1947 Pakistan has been obsessed with getting Kashmir, the entire region, to be part of Pakistan and it is now time for India to offer it to them on a platter. This is the only way there will be peace and tranquility in Kashmir, and Pakistan will finally be able to achieve Islamic utopia that Jinnah so ambitiously envisioned. After all, Pakistan was meant to be a land of Islamic brotherhood and peace, where [...]


The political world in Tamil Nadu started picking up shape at long last with Edappadi Palaniswami taking charge as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, ending the 10-day long bitter feud between AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala and former CM, O Panneerselvam (OPS). His appointment is in acceptance of the “letter of submitted by Palaniswami on Tuesday that he was elected as the leader of the AIADMK legislature party at a meeting of the party MLAs held [...]


Film – Irada Directed by – Aparnaa Singh Produced by – Falguni Patel, Prince Soni Cast – Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Rumana Molla, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar, Sagarika Ghatge Music by – Neeraj Shridhar Duration – 1 hour 49 minutes Censor Rating – U/A Irada is yet another movie with a great theme but a failed execution. Eco-pollution is a major concern these days and it is but natural that Aparnaa Singh decided to direct [...]

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Mahashivratri is one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals of India. According to the Hindu calendar there are twelve Shivratris – one in every month – that are significant for the worship of Shiva. Mahashivratri, occurring on the 13th night, 14th day of the waning fortnight of the Phalguna month, is the most important among them all. Hindus all over the world fast and pray, keeping awake through the night. Each year thousands assemble [...]


Indian weddings are known to be some of the most glitzy, glamourous, and extravagant affairs you can see anywhere across the world. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa spent over US$23 million and hosted over 150,000 guests at her foster son Sudhakaran’s wedding reception. This holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest wedding banquet. And then there is the Mittal-Bhatia Wedding where Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal spent about US$60 million on [...]