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Manabi Bandopadhyay (R) at a similar literary event |

Sahitya Akademi to host India’s first transgender literary meet next week

To be held in Kolkata, the event is aimed at giving a platform to transgender writers and introducing them to a larger audience.

Why physical fitness is the peacock’s tail in Grindr profile pictures

The dating app for gay, bi, trans and queer people wants a costly signal like an costly sports car to demonstrate that you ate best match.
As a child of the 'patri,' Gulab's survival, in part, depends on her ability to blend into her backgrounds

What the girl in the pink burkha taught me about life and loss in Old Delhi

As a child of the 'patri,' Gulab's survival, in part, depends on her ability to blend into her backgrounds.
A woman's hand with bangles

India maybe revolutionising, but when it comes to marriage, ‘middle-class morality’ wins

Author Flock says Indian middle class wants to push boundaries while maintaining a certain status.

Indian parents are the most enthusiastic about doing their children’s homework

Indian parents spend an average of 12 hours a week helping with children's homework as compared to 3.6 hours in the UK and 2.6 hours in Japan.

What happened when Indira Gandhi met Hitler at rehab clinic for dictators

Arun Jaitley may think the former Indian PM belongs here but the Fuhrer has other ideas. It’s 2018 and Adolf Hitler is sitting in a...
Sapna Chaudhari

Haryana dancer Sapna Chaudhary viciously trolled for supporting Congress party

The comments ranged from Sapna Chaudhary bewafa hai to ‘Because she supports Congress, I hate her’. 
Latest news on books |

Midnight’s Children to A Fine Balance, top 10 books to read on the Emergency

In the years since 1975, a lot of literature has captured the political turmoil of the Emergency. Here's what to read. New Delhi: On this day, 43...
Latests news on films in India |

Mumbai’s not Hollywood, which is why we barely have films on the Emergency 

The way the ‘dark era’ of the Emergency hit the common man, it provided ample material for thought-provoking political subjects, but they were few takers.
Kulsum and JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling sends boxful of gifts for young Jammu fan who wrote essay on her

In a video posted as part of a thread of tweets, a gushing Kulsum reads the note by Rowling: ‘It would be an honour to meet you one day. With Love.’

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.