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Kahlil Gibran

Why Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet made him the third most-sold poet after Shakespeare, Laozi

Gibran's The Prophet, first published in 1923, seemingly speaks to various generations: from those experiencing the Depression, to the 1960s counter culture, into the 21st century.

Dipak Misra’s final media interaction as CJI: Of Shakespeare, Neruda & ‘Love Story’

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra discussed topics as wide-ranging as literature, filmmaking and even astrology with mediapersons on his final day in office
William Shakespeare

What we can learn from Shakespeare when it comes to online dating

While Shakespeare and other artists show lovers they must win their suitors by proving their courage and character, scientists tell us we’re in a “market model” of mating.

The original Sairat check-list you need to see before you watch Dhadak

As Dhadak hits cinemas, it is important to recount all the things that made its inspiration, Sairat, an exceptional tragic love story.
anti-Romeo operation

Hindu prudes ruining V-Day need to know how India’s sexual freedoms shocked Muslim travellers

All this is being done in the name of a notion of Indian culture whose assertion is based on a denial of India's real past.
we are that young book cover and author Preti Taneja

We That Are Young: A modern-day Shakespearean tragedy

Preti Taneja’s debut novel 'We That Are Young' is a perfect cocktail of well-etched Shakespearean characters in contemporary India.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.