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The Most Pretentious Things Students Have Told Teachers

Almost every teaching professional has encountered a student who thinks he's smarter than the professor. These pretentious students love to show off their knowledge...

What’s Your Rashee?

At the risk of sounding a bit, well, nuts, I am just going to come out and say it. I am hopelessly addicted to...

Children of Single Parents Have No Choice but to Grow up Fast

Living with a single parent can cause upheavals in the child’s life. One of the issues confronting the children of single parents is that...

Dehorn the Rhino, Save the Rhino

Poaching is a very critical problem in South Africa that needs immediate attention. It was reported that last year, nearly 50 rhino were killed...

Paradise, Interrupted

Now, that the curfew has been lifted in the Kashmir Valley, a Mumbaikar shares her experience of being in Kashmir during the curfew.  Flying down...

Architects Create Comics, Want to Inspire Social Change

 The Leewardists highlight social issues that have been ignored so far. The Leewardists are not your usual run-of-the-mill humour website. They are a website that...

The Luckiest Things That Have Happened to People

Have you ever been out of cash and suddenly spotted a 100 bucks lying on the ground? Found your stolen car and got it...

Is Your Parent Addicted to Candy Crush too?

Parents of young teens tell us which mobile phone games they play most and why. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Games lubricate the body and mind."...

Willy Wonka Star, Gene Wilder Passed Away

On Monday 29th August, the world received the saddening news that Willy Wonka passed away at the age of 83. Gene Wilder remains one...

IIM Grad Sacrifices Career to Educate Underprivileged Kids

Gurkul Public School in Purasi, UP educates kids at a nominal cost. In India, there is a stark difference between in the quality of education...

Kids Need Your Time, Not Money

Spending more quality time with your children may be the answer to your child’s behaviourial problems.  There are tonnes of challenges that parents face...

Embarrassing Hoaxes People Have Fallen For

Most of us have unwittingly fallen for a hoax, trick or scam at some point of our lives. We are not proud of it...

Sex Ed for the Young and the Curious

'Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa' aims to talk about sex, masturbation and homosexuality, among other topics. ‘Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa’ is a...

US Couple Spends Rs 3 Lakh to Take Stray Dog Home

The dog-lovers did not let the high cost of air travel for their pooch deter them. Sushant and Sheetal Deshmukh, a couple based in the...

Former Mecca of Indian Hockey Now Lies Neglected

Will Jhansi, which gave us Major Dhyanchand, be able to regain its former glory without the development of sports facilities? Jhansi, a city in the...

When MJ Moonwalked in Mumbai

Dhruv Thacker, one of the lucky few who attended Michael Jackson’s only concert in India recounts the thrilling experience. On November 1st, 1996, Michael Jackson...

Adopt. Don’t Shop

Why go to a pet shop when there's a perfect companion available at your local pet shelter? Animals enter shelters around the world every single...

The Funniest Lies Kids Have Told

Almost every kid has told a blatant lie at some point of their lives. Kids usually lie to escape punishment and to shield themselves...

These Dancers Can’t Hear the Music

Teachers at Lilian Residential School are training the hearing-impaired to express themselves through dance. The four-year-old girls of Lilian Residential School are graceful little dancers....

Student Entrepreneurs Dream Big

They're young, but they have the drive to become successful. None of us like to be chained to a desk 24/7 with someone constantly telling...

Mumbaiites’ Passionate Struggle to Save Aarey Colony Greenery

The government refuses to acknowledge the area as a forest, and may permit development there. The Save Aarey Community comprises of thousands of people who...

Pets Are The New Gadget Geeks

Companies are cashing in on tech fads and animal lovers' tendency to spend lavishly on their pets. If a two-year-old unlocking an iPhone effortlessly, amused...

The Silliest Things Student Drivers Have Done

Driving instructors of Reddit tell us the worst things their students have done. 1. This Girl Flipped The Car A former driving teacher told us a story about...

Cracking Wise about Chelsea and Real Madrid, in Hindi

The founders of football parody pages tell us how they engage their fans.  When Manchester United Hindi came into existence three years ago, little did...

A Newbie’s Guide to the Lakme Fashion Week

Intimidated by the glitzy aura of the event? Fret not. Here is some handholding for the fashion enthusiast. Did you know that the first Lakme...

Army Kids Are Not Spoilt Brats

Army kids are often associated with being a privileged bunch. As it turns out, they face their share of ups and downs in life...

Doesn’t User Privacy Matter to WhatsApp?

Whatsapp made a big deal about its end to end encryption for messages which it launched earlier this year, priding themselves on protecting users...

The Bayside Weekly Bulletin: The Week That Was

A roundup of the biggest stories of the week. At Bayside, we strive to bring you the best stories from around the world. But with...

Re-post: Three Mumbai Bazaars You Haven’t Heard of

Bayside Journal reporter Sunny Rodricks takes us on a stroll through three of Mumbai's most iconic bazaars. 1. Masala Gully Lalbaug's famed spice market draws customers from...

When Weddings Go Wrong

Even if you've been planning your wedding for months at end down to the minutest of details, something or the other will go wrong...

Indian Parents = No Sex Talk

Parents of teenagers and young adults tell us why they don’t believe their offsprings need sex education. I did a story on parents who are...

Mira Road Woman Fakes Kidnapping and Fails

A woman in Mira Road, a municipality in Thane, Maharashtra, has been accused of staging her own kidnapping in order to extort money from...

Checked Out: One of India’s First Virtual Reality Documentaries

The 5-minute film 'Cost of Coal' takes us to a land ravaged by mining activities. India’s first batch of documentary films meant to be watched...

Long Distance and the Heart

People from various age groups weigh in on whether long distance relationships work.  Long distance relationships have always been around. Facilitated by the growth of...

Coming out of the Closet

Why LGBT students still hesitate to disclose their sexuality in college. My first few weeks at college were uncomfortable. I was surrounded by closed-minded teenagers,...

The Dumbest Things Teachers Have Said

Teachers are supposed to be our role models, the fountains of wisdom in schools but sometimes they spew out the most ridiculous, dumbest things...

Tomboys Do it Better

Young girls tell us how being raised as a tomboy has made them stronger and wiser than their more feminine counterparts. Pink is for girls...

Sweet Child O’ Mine With a Desi Twist is Delicious

Baiju Dharmajan and Girish Pradhan of “Girish and The Chronicles” bring Carnatic influences to the Guns N' Roses classic. Baiju Dharmajan and Girish Pradhan recently covered 'Sweet...

India Plays Right Into Piers Morgan’s Hands

Morgan's tweet about India's two medals at the Olympics saw Indian Twitter users lambast him. Isn't that the kind of attention he craves? British journalist...

Twitter Reacts to Nirbhaya Convict’s Suicide Attempt

Many Twitter users are of the opinion that Vinay Sharma is better off dead. Vinay Sharma was one of the five individuals convicted for the...

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13 Andaz Apna Apna Dialogues We All Use In Real Life

Andaz Apna Apna turns 21 today! It means it can now drink beer and wine in bars, officially. We all want to sit around...

I Was Date Raped at Age 17

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