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  The Big Thoughts of Little Luv narrates the story of the twins Luv and Kusha. Karan Johar brings into focus the challenges faced by parents and the differences imposed between boys and girls by the parents while raising them. Here is his take on how to raise gender sensitive kids –  Hi, my name is Karan Johar, and I...

The BJP’s landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and then again in 2019, was a victory like no other. Prashant Jha, former editor of Hindustan Times, analyses the BJP’s historic victory and the tactics that have established it as the major player in the Indian elections. One of the main aspects of its...

  This is an excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography covering his life from early childhood through 1921. Gandhi wrote it at the behest of his co-workers, who encouraged him to explain the background to his public campaigns.   CHILD MARRIAGE Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall...

  “It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumble while the ideas survive.” – Bhagat Singh  Bhagat Singh was just 23 when he was hanged along with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev on 23 March 1931 in Lahore jail. He started young and his revolutionary fire was present in him...

This is an extract from The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman by Tahira Kashyap Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is a writer and film-maker based in Mumbai. She is the author of three books and has directed two acclaimed short films, Pinni and Toffee. Her next book ‘The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman’ will be out...

  The post-COVID world is going to be rather different. But will this change be for better or for worse, we don’t know yet. With the disheartening current figures of India’s GDP making headlines, the rise in the unemployment rate, the increasing number of children dropping out of school, and most importantly, the...

  Former union minister Arun Jaitley (28 December 1952 – 24 August 2019) was one of the most articulate defenders of the BJP and its governmental policies both within the Parliament and outside it. As a Parliamentarian and minister, the veteran leader had set a high benchmark of probity. A statesman par excellence,...

  The Helicopter shot that launched the ball in the air and sealed India’s 2011 World Cup victory will remain etched forever in the hearts of Indian fans. And so will the heroics of, perhaps, the greatest captain of the Indian cricket team. Although we know all about Dhoni’s cricket victories and his unmatchable...

Every Indian has certain non-negotiable rights: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness…and a really good book. In the week running up to our nation’s 73rd Independence Day, immerse yourself in these remarkable books on the freedom struggle and the history of independent India. They will surely give you a break from...

  Sanjay Dutt’s life is a story of epic proportions. He has always lived under the media spotlight. His life has been documented in print and on film right from his birth. Even his very name was the result of a competition held by a film magazine where readers sent in their suggestions to his superstar parents,...