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  • Johnny has the sadomasochism of Dev D's Dev; the narcissism of K from No Smoking, the retributory impulses of Faizal Khan of Gangs of Wasseypur
    Johnny has the sadomasochism of Dev D's Dev; the narcissism of K from No Smoking, the retributory impulses of Faizal Khan of Gangs of Wasseypur
    Free For All

    Bombay, velvet and all that jazz

    In the absence Anurag’s usual motifs, the movie, in the second half, veers off into a wannabe-masala-flick. »
  • Nepal policemen cordon off the area as rescue workers prepare to pull out survivors from the rubble of a building in Kathmandu.
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    Nepal policemen cordon off the area as rescue workers prepare to pull out survivors from the rubble of a building in Kathmandu.
    Suhasini Haidar

    Sound not a trumpet

    The focus is on the media’s insensitivity and brash jingoism in the face of tragedy, but not much time is spent on who fuels the jingoism. »
  • As we followed the work of rescue teams working across the city, trying to find survivors among the ruins, it was evident that the bigger problem was the huge number of people who were sleeping out in the open.
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    As we followed the work of rescue teams working across the city, trying to find survivors among the ruins, it was evident that the bigger problem was the huge number of people who were sleeping out in the open.
    Free For All

    Choppers, rubble & open sky: Chasing the quake story

    Jayant Sriram recounts his week covering the Nepal earthquake: the devastation, the human tragedy, the scramble among journalists and the hashtag that won’t go away.. »
  • And then the Internet happened and suddenly, people writing in the newspapers weren’t that important anymore. Everyone with a blog, a Twitter handle, a Facebook page could voice his or her (very valid) opinions about a film or album or star or song.
    The Hindu
    And then the Internet happened and suddenly, people writing in the newspapers weren’t that important anymore. Everyone with a blog, a Twitter handle, a Facebook page could voice his or her (very valid) opinions about a film or album or star or song.
    By The Way

    Towards a better critical culture in Tamil cinema

    With the Internet’s help, we finally seem to have entered an era with more people being able to say what they really want to say. No wonder actors and filmmakers appear rattled. »
  • U.S. has gigantically expanded its surveillance programme allowing it to intercept day to day phone conversations and internet browsing of civilians.
    Reuters
    U.S. has gigantically expanded its surveillance programme allowing it to intercept day to day phone conversations and internet browsing of civilians.
    Terra Firma

    Death of the whistleblower

    Where does an individual stand today in the age of mass surveillance? »
A blog that explores happenings in the realm of data and provides insights into the world we live in. Ultimately, people matter, not the numbers.
Latest Post
May 14, 2015

Figuring out the scale of the Nepal tremors: 7.8 is three times bigger than 7.3

How the two big Nepal earthquakes - that of April 25 and May 12 - compare with each other. »
A blog on issues which need to be in the news, with focus on politics, environment, gender, and human rights. Leave a comment if you want to get in touch.
Latest Post
May 7, 2015

Choppers, rubble & open sky: Chasing the quake story

Jayant Sriram recounts his week covering the Nepal earthquake: the devastation, the human tragedy, the scramble among journalists and the hashtag that won’t go away.. »
Alternative views of the world around us, through tinted glasses. Break down contradictions in the human condition, or plumb the depths of popular culture. By The Way is what you may have missed in the mainstream.
Latest Post
April 13, 2015

Towards a better critical culture in Tamil cinema

With the Internet’s help, we finally seem to have entered an era with more people being able to say what they really want to say. No wonder actors and filmmakers appear rattled. »
Giants of the last century - Einstein, Ramanujan, Turing - continue to be relevant today. Why? Shubashree looks at the science and reasoning of the times, with a keen eye on physics, astronomy, mathematics, and aspects of computer science.
Latest Post
May 8, 2015

Bitten by the sci-fi bug

Analogies and illustrations in popular science may actually not be the strictest of truths, but they serve well in reaching the subconscious and conveying essential concepts »
Strategic & Diplomatic Affairs Editor Suhasini Haidar writes on foreign affairs and international relations.
Latest Post
May 7, 2015

Sound not a trumpet

The focus is on the media’s insensitivity and brash jingoism in the face of tragedy, but not much time is spent on who fuels the jingoism. »
Terra Firma analyses the questions that impact the continents, nation states and, importantly, the peoples, and looks at how they can peacefully coexist as borders become irrelevant.
Latest Post
April 13, 2015

Death of the whistleblower

Where does an individual stand today in the age of mass surveillance? »

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