First read: Craving in a taxi and heading into rehab

    13.4K Total Views I’ve thought about that first night I chased smack so often in the nine years since that it has acquired the dull tedium of watching, in slow-motion rewind, a movie you’ve already seen. Almost a part of somebody else’s life, y’know? I smoked the first line and paused. Nothing happened. No lightning […]

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    If meat could talk, would you still eat it?

    Photo Credit: pixabay 19.1K Total Views Futurologist Ian Pearson recently predicted that by 2050 it will be possible to implant devices into our pets and other animals to give them the ability to speak to us. This raises the interesting question of whether such a device would provide animals raised and slaughtered for food with […]

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    How would the Shak-Dush love story have played out in 2016?

    21.3K Total Views What classic Indian love story, including the mythological ones, would be complete without a dash of melodrama? Think about Dushyant and Shakuntala’s. Kings, empires, Gods, magic, curses—existing in a world where seemingly anything is possible. Our grandparents were receptive to it; our parents a little less; we think of it purely as […]

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    Why universities are the new battleground for the BJP

    Photo Credit: IANS 32.9K Total Views The manner in which a student protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University has snowballed into a national controversy, with Central ministers joining in with threatening statements, suggests that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has two clear motives in raising the […]

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    A reminder: JNU has always been a hotbed of radical protest

    Photo Credit: V Arun Kumar/Facebook 14K Total Views This author entered the sleepy little gate of JNU in the evening on 13 July 1989. Little did he realise then that the citizens of France were celebrating 200 years of their revolution which brought to us the ideas of equality, liberty and fraternity. Neither did he […]

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    Red cards in cricket: An idea whose time has come

    Photo Credit: Saeed Khan / AFP 13.2K Total Views Cricket is often called the “gentleman’s game” but the reality is sometimes rather different. If the game conjured up romantic images of idyllic village greens and players clad in pristine white upholding the “spirit of the game” (whatever that means), it has metamorphosed into a multi-billion […]

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    Uber Launches ‘Trip Experiences’ API on Its Developer Platform

    At Uber’s first ever Asian hackathon held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, taxi aggregator Uber announced the launch of its Global API called Trip Experiences. Launched on developers.uber.com, it lets startups leverage Uber’s API to provide an enhanced and gamified travel experience during the free time that Uber riders have during their trips. Saad Ahmed, Business […]

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    Facebook Mentions App Finally Reaches Android

    The Facebook Mentions app, which was launched for iOS users back in 2014, has finally made it to Android. The app lets public figures with verified profiles broadcast live videos, interact with followers, track trending stories, and more. The app also lets public figures post public updates without spamming their friends and family members. They […]