Thursday , 24 January 2019


Tackling the dog menace

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   This is for all those people who write to me complaining about the dogs on the streets. They always start their emails by saying they are great animal lovers and they have dogs of their own BUT we must do something about the “dog menace” in order for them, their children, and their dogs, to move ... Read More »

There was something in Vajpayee that marked him out as his own person

Gopalkrishna Gandhi   No one chooses to be born. Much less to this or that family, community, country. No one has any hand in the fall of that dice. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, born on this day in 1924 in any clime, culture would have been shaped by that environment, moulded by its mores. But being the kind of person he ... Read More »

Forgotten writers and fragments of another era

Frederick Noronha   A young US-born, Gujarati-origin, Tamil Nadu-bred Indian scholar has been running a fascinating page on Twitter, the instant messaging network on social media, called @TianChengWen. When I asked Kartik Malli, still in his 20s, what the name meant, he smiled and told me it was a literal translation of the word Devanagari into Mandarin (meaning something like, ... Read More »

Mobs can’t be allowed to run amok

Shashi Shekhar   An inebriated man poured kerosene over him and the matchbox was provided by Delhi Police sub-inspector NK Kaushik. My father was set afire. His entire body was aflame and all I could do was watch helplessly from a distance. Desperate to save his life, my father jumped into a drain. But the rioters pulled him out and ... Read More »

The Journey of Man

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey is a 2002 book by Spencer Wells, an American geneticist and anthropologist; not an easy read for a moron like me. Please like & share: Read More »

Mehr; A Love Story

by Siddhartha Gigoo Siddhartha Gigoo’s new novel is about a messy love affair magnified by India and Pakistan’s legendary love-hate relationship Lamat R Hasan  | Hindustan Times Please like & share: Read More »

Lots of Spice and Everything Nice – Kochi Masala

Luis Dias   This Diwali vacation, our family impulsively decided to visit Kerala. If you discount a visit to Potta over two decades ago, I hadn’t really been to this beautiful state, ‘God’s Own Country’, before. Please like & share: Read More »

Nokia 8.1 review: HMD Global’s new phone offers premium design, impressive performance

Kul Bhushan | Hindustan Times   Brand name: HMD Global Product: Nokia 8.1 Key specs: Full HD+ 6.18-inch PureDisplay, Snapdragon 710, 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel cameras with ZEISS optics, 20-megapixel selfie camera, 3,500mAh battery, Android Pie (Android One) Price: `26,999 Rating: 3.5/5 Please like & share: Read More »