September 23, 2017

Doll Tadka

The nine-day Navarathri in South India, which is 10-day Dussehra in North India — days are shorter in North India due to global warming — is upon us now. This year’s Navarathri is doubly special because — religious almanacs say this phenomenon occurs only once in 144 years — it helpfully telescopes into Gandhi Jayanthi and brings along with it the promise of a 5-day holiday. The biggest highlight of

Punching Pak

If India’s reply to Pakistan’s charges at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly session is any indication, India would no longer tolerate any false allegation from its neighbour for harbouring terrorism and human rights’ violations. In one of the most strongly-worded counters to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s address there, India called the neighbouring country ‘Terroristan’ – which produces and exports global terrorism. This was in