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Vijay Mallya

The “King of good times”, Vijay Mallya has been dodging the hands of justice for almost three years now- a statement he, however, refutes. Mallya, who owes an amount of about 9000 crores to 17 Indian banks, is being investigated under charges like financial fraud and money laundering. Mallya’s case, that regularly goes in and out of fame, recently credited another set of controversies to its name. Mallya fled from the country in 2016 and [...]

Is Modeling a Legitimate Career?

When an average youngster is deciding which career to go for, they usually follow a basic set of procedure: 1. Pay attention to your interests and/or ambitions. 2. Figure out what you want to be doing in the long run. 3. Find out all the means to reach there, and start hustling. Simple, right? However, for an average Indian youngster, the situation is a tad bit different. How? Just add one more instruction between ‘Figuring [...]

Made in China or Made in Vietnam: Which One is Better for India?

For the longest of times, our Indian market has been marked by “Made in China” tags here and there. Regardless of the product in question, one can be almost certain to see Chinese products stocked up on the shelves. Not exactly surprising when you look at our import statistics. China accounts for nearly 16.2% of India’s imports. Despite China having a stronghold in the international trading, one of its neighbors has made impressive improvement in [...]

Who are the people leaving India?

Ask a regular ‘proud’ Indian, what they love the most about the country, and you will find a string of different answers coming your way. It is perhaps the most diverse nation in the world, with its vast range of ethnicities, cultures, languages etc. Surely, the countrymen are proud. However, one question seems to hit the back of the mind. If India is as brilliant as these people say, why is it that more and [...]

Delicious but is our street food safe to eat

Be it the crunchy, mouth-watering gol gappas of Chandni Chowk, or the delicious kachori from Connaught Place, the life of an average Indian feels incomplete without street food. And why not? It is more delicious than what many fancy restaurants can promise, and it fits right into our pockets! It’s the one food everybody loves, no matter what the class, what the background. But unfortunately, all is not rainbows and sunshines. With no intention of [...]

Child Obesity

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें According to a 2017 study by the New England Journal of Medicine, India has the second highest number of obese children in the world, coming only behind China. While globally, over two billion children and adults fall under the category of being “obese”, the number of obese children in India was a shocking 14.4 million. Another study conducted in South India showed the number of over-weight children [...]

Women empowerment

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें She walks with all the eight meters of her saree (and sanskars) intact and shiny. There is no trace of sadness on her face, only a pleasing smile every second. She joyfully rubs off the sweat beads from her forehead, a reminder of her busy but blooming family life. In one hand, she carries her household duties, in another, the blame of the world. She is the [...]

Petrol and Diesel Price Hike

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें The petrol and diesel prices observed yet another hike as the country woke up on 8th September, 2018. With petrol at Rs 80.38 per litre (Delhi), and Diesel at Rs 72.16 (Delhi), the country went into a wave of protest. Petroleum products are witnessing all-time high prices. In the past one month, Petrol rates have hiked up by nearly 3 Rs, and Diesel by nearly 4 Rs. [...]

Section 377

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings” -Justice Indu Malhotra The morning of 6th September 2018, has perhaps come as the brightest one in years for a large number of our countrymen. Ironically, the very same that was called a “minuscule minority” just a few years earlier. In a historic, and much-awaited judgment by the Supreme Court, Section 377 has been struck down, shortly before mid-day on the 6th. हिंदी में पढ़ने [...]

Gauri Lankesh: A woman of strength

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें Gauri Lankesh- one year of remembrance People say you should live each day as if it’s your last. But what if that life is taken away from you, not by a natural order of things, but by those who try to stifle your voice? In any case, Gauri Lankesh, despite death knocking unannounced at her door, managed to make the most out of life. The 55-year-old journalist-turned-activist [...]

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