Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COMMUNITY

Mumbai loses 900 million litres of water DAILY because of leakage and theft. The BMC releases 3-4 million litres of treated sewage water into the sea DAILY because there are no takers for it. In April...

“Hey, before you go offline tonight… Let’s go out for coffee tomorrow? Just you and me?” If you thought this was said by a boy to a girl he wanted to go out with, you...

“Why not have a superhero/heroine who has some disability? The disability would just be his/her kryptonite!” Children use play to understand their world. They play with toys which prepare them for the big world outside....

I love dogs. But I also love eating meat. I have never eaten dog meat, and for the forseeable future, I won’t. This makes me a hypocrite. I write this on behalf of all...

Young men share stories of heartbreak and how they moved on. Recently, one of my close friends was going through a tough breakup. I tried every possible way to get him to talk to me...

In one of the most pivotal scenes of the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo says “What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare wrote this play in the late 16th century in England. Had he written...

Mumbai City can’t stand love these days, it seems. Man Forced to Apologise for Hugging His Girlfriend by Islamic Fundamentalists A Bhiwandi man was forced to apologise on video after a video of him proposing to...

After a long haul of inactivity towards meting out justice to sexual assault victims, the Delhi police finally arrested a 38-year-old man allegedly involved in sexually harassing minors. Sunil Rastogi, the accused, had been...

A teenager attends St Xavier's much hyped college festival and is put off by the long lines, huge crowds and a lacklustre ambience.  We’re all too familiar with the famous Xavier's college festival, Malhar. And while...

It's true. 30% of relationships call it quits on the Day of Love. We have usually heard of beautiful bouquets, assorted chocolates, personalized gifts, a nice luxurious trip to the spa or a cozy romantic...

It all started with a forward. Apparently, a tea-seller at Vile Parle station accepted money via Paytm. This was new and unheard of. Tea, hardly costing Rs 5, now sold through Paytm? Digitally, that...

When you first come across Professor Sandeep Desai, there doesn’t appear to be a hint of weariness or an air of insincerity around him. He welcomes us with a warm smile into a bright,...

The UP elections is said to decide the future of India. The state with 14.05 crore eligible voters saw a turnout of about 60 percent this year for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly...

I am single, on the wrong side of my 30s and belong to the female species. That practically makes me an extra-terrestrial at least in India. It is a crime to be single in our...

Park Street rape victim Suzette Jordan's daughter, Rhea Jordan, wrote this heartwarming letter about her mother for a class assignment. Suzette Jordan got justice three years after fighting long and hard, when the court...

I was watching an episode of Friends the other day, and laughing at yet another punch line that referred to Monica’s obsession with excessive cleanliness. A misplaced train of thought led me to imagine Monica...

Gone are the days when a child used to be taught by traditional methods such as the teacher writing on the blackboard with chalk. Today teaching is not limited to the four walls of...

The concept of black money or kaala dhan doesn’t need to be explained to Indians. The present government has vowed to end the black money exchange. Earlier in the year, the government launched the...

Ever tried to know the reason why people behave in a certain way in locals? Why is it that they fight for no reason at times? Is it only you who has issues in...

Mention the word Bhayandar to someone in Mumbai and you’ll get all sorts of reactions. They range from ‘WTF is Bhayandar!’ to “Dude, that is a gaon. Why are we talking about it?” Now,...