Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COMMUNITY

Edited by Jasmine Marfatia I overheard a conversation between my editor and his mother. He had misplaced a small box that his mom used to send him lunch in. It was a non-stop diatribe on...

People share the most interesting conversations they've eavesdropped on. Not too long ago, we would talk about the most private and sometimes salacious matters in the privacy of our own homes. With the advent of...

The practice of handwriting a letter to one's near and dear ones is dying out. The whiff of ink on a sheet of paper carefully folded and placed in an envelope, sealed, stamped and the...

Every Republic day, the Internet is teeming with historic facts, figures, and quizzes for people to check their level of patriotism. From quizzes like 'How Indian are you?' to  lists like '10 places that...

How an enlightening nature trail helped a corporate professional bust some common myths about human life.  “An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary about global warming was screened in an environment management class during my B-School...

Mumbai students share their good and bad experiences while traveling by the local trains. The local trains are Mumbai’s life line. However, travelling by local trains can be difficult; especially, for a first time...

Youngsters who identify themselves as LGBTQ share their stories of self-discovery. “Homosexuality is against the law of nature and God and I will not stand you supporting this filthy idea,” was what Kimi’s (18, name...

Everybody cries! And everybody reacts differently to crying. The socially awkward might choose to run away while the over sensitive one might just cry along with you. Here we bring you the different reactions people...

Imagine not having the option of chilling at your regular adda when you have nothing else to do or that tea stall where you had one of the best conversations in your life with...

Phone addiction is a real thing. Teenagers share their stories of being addicted to their smartphones.  How often our parents yell at us for being stuck with our phones all day long. Can you blame...

The very thought of visiting a new country makes my blood rush. The novelty of the place, its people, the sights and smells. To me, my country is one diverse canvas which holds the...

All along our life, we keep bumping into humans in the most unexpected ways, who then go on to changing our lives. They become from perfect strangers to strangely perfect people for us. When all the...

Twenty-one-year old Gauri Bhide was arrested on June 16, 2016 for driving her car drunk, ramming into a footpath and assaulting six cops at the Worli police station in Mumbai. She was accompanied by...

Chennai has faced an unprecedented amount of rainfall that has thrown people's lives completely out of gear. People are stranded all over looking for food shelter and transport. Government authorities, social media and ordinary...

Ever wondered why the local stations are named the way they are? Having to use the Mumbai locals is a ceremonial displeasure for many. It’s almost an inevitable part of the daily life of a commuter....

Someone had once very correctly said, it’s the people that make Mumbai what it is. The dabbawalas, the garbage man, the man that lays the roads and railway lines, the sweeper, every single migrant...

Non-mumbaikars recount their favourite incidents while living in Mumbai. I have lived in Mumbai for 15 years of my life. My first ever stint traveling outside the city for a few months was for...

Sleep plays an important role in every woman’s life. How she sleeps can say a lot about her. However women these days don’t get the optimum amount of sleep as they have to balance...

A student from India and a student from the Netherlands share their exchange experiences.  What does Andrea D’souza (20), a Final Year Arts student specialising in Economics and Statistics at India’s premier college, St....

Diwali is known as the festival of lights. We light lamps, decorate our homes indoors and outdoors, wear new clothes, share sweets and yes, burst a lot of crackers. Has anyone ever wondered why...