Cricket India

Happy Birthday Sachin!

I am always a little bit at risk when writing about Tendulkar. So before I am lynched, let me hastily mention that one thing I admire about the chappie is longevity. Quite a testament to fitness and desire. Whether the results are on par, is a different thing. Tendulkar halts traffic like nothing else in India, barring political rallies or cows on Delhi roads. About nine out of 10 people think he is the God

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Crime Delhi/NCR India Social Social Issues Uncategorized Workforce

The ‘Them’ And ‘Us’ Of Crime Capital

The gang rape of the five-year-old has sprouted claims that migrant labour has affected Delhi’s crime graph adversely. Delhi doesn’t need imports to commit crime, contends Jaideep Ghosh A big fight was threatening to snowball over Facebook. Normally, nothing enthuses me more than a big fight, but the topic in question pre-empts all funny digs. So we will stick to the serious stuff. The background is the gang rape case involving the five-year-old girl and

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Crime Delhi/NCR India Life

Why is Delhi the Rape Capital of the Country?

Mili Sharma ponders over what makes Delhi the capital of this heinous crime. We’ve been hearing/reading/watching a lot about the rape incidents off late. I’ve been trying to figure out two things – 1) why does Delhi/NCR ranks no.1 in rape incidents as compared to southern India 2) who are these rapists.  After following the news through different media and talking to the people around me, I got an answer to this. Most of these

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Generation Y India Social Issues

Habits That Annoy Every Indian: But Do We Work Towards Eradicating It

Venugopal Rajagopalan writes of India’s basic problems and how they will stem the development if not taken care of. A must read In our everyday life, we go through a series of routines right from getting up in the morning to going to office and spending time at your work environment. In this entire cycle, there are so many subtle things that happen, many of us take notice of it and most of the time,

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Entertainment Generation Y India Love Love In The Times Of Recession

Love In The Times Of Recession: Chapter 1: Bull Whip Effect

The boys in the class had enough reasons to feel bored and sleepy; they did not need a lesson on the bull whip theory to add to their misery. Some killed their boredom through their i-pods; some did it through playing the oldest fashioned game of book cricket. While Ayushman kept Ashima’s falling hair at bay and tried understanding the concept itself. Ashima rubbed her eyes every few minutes; she tried concentrating hard on what

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India Life Poverty

Conceptualizing Urban Poverty: A Case Study

Malathy Madathilezham has conducted a tour among communities of the urban poor. Here is a case study on urban poverty – the health, housing and livelihood problems of the urban poor. The Moragaon community, located in Juhu, which initially developed as a community largely dependent on fishing and fishing related activities for their livelihood has grown both in number and diversity. There are about 400 households currently in this community which comprises of the Kolis

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Cricket IPL

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Write-Off Sehwag

Geoffrey Boycott, the legendary former England opener has opined that we might have seen the last of Virender Sehwag. Here are five reasons why we think he is wrong. Sehwag has been written off many times previously but he has always come back stronger. People write him off stating his attitude towards hard work and his work ethic but what they forget is the huge amount of talent and the reason for that attitude. He

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Book Review Cricket Crime Entertainment Generation Y India IPL

A Gentleman’s Game. Why Question Now???

Ankush Kumar talks how irresponsible talks and books only take away the interesting and unpredictable factor away from the game. This one is as straight as it gets and we hope it reaches Ed Hawkins. Bookie update… India will bat first and score over 260, 3 wickets fall within the first 15 overs, Pakistan will cruise to 100, then lose 2 quick wickets, at 150 they will be 5 down and crumble and lose by

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Education Entertainment Generation Y India Music Mythology Poetry

Influence of Music on the Inner World

Shwetha Kalyanasundaram talks of the beauty of musical chords and how history and the present have been proof of the way music impacts our inner world All our ancient treatises on music propound that it is a gift mankind has been bestowed with from Divinity above; and that its bliss is made available to everyone as freely as air, water and the sunrays. These great texts on music also enjoin it upon man to imbibe

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Cricket Entertainment IPL Opinion

Delhi Delights Indifferent Hues: A Different Take on the Kohli-Gambhir Spat

From among all the mysteries surrounding the Indian Premier League emerges one ever-lasting truth – you can take a Delhi guy to Kolkata or Bangalore, out can’t get Dilli of the said guy, writes Jaideep Ghosh. If you’re from Delhi, you’ll know the expression – a scowl, stating ‘don’t mess with me’, a prized possession to be kept as carefully the latest smart phone, iPod/Pod and sneakers. This is to be carried everywhere –while driving,

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