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Akshay Kumar (Left) and Twinkle Khanna (Centre)with Karan Johar on the fifth edition of show ‘Koffee with Karan’. (Akshay Kumar (Left) and Twinkle Khanna (Centre)with Karan Johar on the fifth edition of show ‘Koffee with Karan’.)

Stupid is trending

4 min read . 06 Jan 2017
Author Amish Tripathi. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Scion of India

4 min read . 02 Dec 2016
While Donald Trump’s triumph in the US presidential election made pessimism democratic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization drive left many of us Indians optimistic.  File photo: Reuters

Is morality intuitional?

4 min read . 18 Nov 2016
Photo by Hindustan Times

In pursuit of a purist Diwali

4 min read . 28 Oct 2016
The Republican nominee for American presidency, Donald Trump, has been pelted with so many derogatory descriptions that it is hard to write a piece without repeating a handful of those fabulously hateful terms Photo: AP

The making of a Trump hater

3 min read . 07 Oct 2016
The downsizing of death rites is a broad, loose idea, open to personal interpretation and convenience.  Photo: iStockphoto

The rite choice

4 min read . 23 Sep 2016
Shuttler P.V. Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar. A country where a majority of families still berate women for wanting to be “like men” and find ways to domesticate or subdue them when they indeed become so, is celebrating womanhood and girl power.

Women’s Spring?

3 min read . 02 Sep 2016
Even though the Supreme Court remarked that it was a matter of “life versus life”, its decision in favour of the woman is a pragmatic, life-affirming verdict—instead of one based on moral and sentimental considerations. Photo: Mint<br />

Late abortion is not murder

4 min read . 29 Jul 2016
Pedicure, manicure and head massages are essential to the core business of beauty parlours, but are not at par with hair stylists who are treated as superior in the internal hierarchies. <br />

Boys in beauty salons

4 min read . 22 Jul 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark in an interview this week to Times Now TV channel that “there is no humour left in (Indian) public life”, is like good comic timing. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

No country for humour

4 min read . 01 Jul 2016
A man rides his bicycle past a poster of the movie ‘Udta Punjab’ in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters<br />

Profane proof

4 min read . 17 Jun 2016
The consumerist economy in the US aggressively invests in turning people into health freaks. Photo: Reuters<br />

The making of a hypochondriac

4 min read . 03 Jun 2016
A drink may tickle the same neurons in the brain, but you must first sip something to trail it back to an anecdote or the memory of your mom. <br />

The lemonade trail

4 min read . 20 May 2016
The Panama Papers, the umbrella name of the damning story that broke all over the world earlier this week following an unprecedented leak from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, show the myriad ways in which the rich exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. Photo: Reuters<br />

Panama Papers: Rites of the rich

3 min read . 08 Apr 2016
Colour is a cultural and design construct but it does not make Malabar coffee or a Kanjeevaram sari a quality product. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Sentiments versus luxury

3 min read . 26 Feb 2016
A file photo of cars on display at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Buying a new car still remains a big dream in India and is viewed as highly aspirational and second only to a house. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Old beliefs, new cars and a lemon

4 min read . 12 Feb 2016
Sunny Leone has a lot of pluck in trying to stay in the midst of a highly judgmental society as a Bollywood heroine, while remaining one of the most searched Indians on Google. Photo: AFP<br />

Why India needs Sunny Leone

4 min read . 29 Jan 2016
Madhu Radha (C), the daughter of Indian army soldier and Commonwealth Shooting Championships gold medallist Fateh Singh, who was killed in an assault by suspected Islamic insurgents on an Indian Air Force base on 4 January. Photo: Shammi Mehra/AFP<br />

Ground for burial

4 min read . 15 Jan 2016
Photography is so many things at once—a visual documentation, an art, a therapeutic device and an intriguing investigation into the human mood through facial expressions and the shine or emptiness of eyes. Photo: Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times<br />

Photo re-search

4 min read . 25 Dec 2015
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