Reading/Writing

रावण ने लंका की गद्दी को नोबेल पुरस्कार के चक्कर में त्यागकर लंका को लोकतंत्र घोषित कर दिया। परंतु जल्द ही उसे इस बात का...

Dirty air is truly democratic. It cuts across caste and class barriers. Everyone breathes it and therefore everyone should have a strong interest in cleaning it up.  What do you do when it harms you just to breathe? Year after year, Delhiites dread this time of year. The festival of lights turns into the festival of...

Manoj Kumar works as a HR Professional with a leading product startup in Chennai. Apart from that, he loves writing spine-chilling mystery and thriller novels both in English and Tamil. He lives in Chennai with his wife and a 1.5 year old. Bindiya Surya is a dancer, writer, and an artist. She completed her Master’s...

Terms and conditions Use the hashtag #DemocracysXI and RT the question to answer The answers will be judged on precision and speed The questions will be based on Indian cricketers By participating the quiz, you agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions. Answers that don’t follow the instructions won’t be taken...

If you, or your loved ones, have a mental health-related issue, you’d know that dealing with it is a full-time task. The myths and stigma around the issue does not help. But, thankfully, there are a lot of books you can read to understand and cope with the issues. Here are our top recommendations: Keep Calm and Mommy...

Amrita was born in Kolkata and prefers to be known as a Bengali and not ‘Bong’. A history graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata, she started her career as a graphic designer with an e-card designing firm. However, having realized her greater affinity towards the written word she moved to content writing and...

The Chocolate Men When the corps disbanded on 14 February 1900, Gandhi raised the issue of the ‘Queen’s Chocolate’ that had been given as a gift to (white) soldiers. He wrote to Chamberlain on 22 February to request a chocolate each for the Ambulance Corps leaders who had ‘volunteered without pay’ and would...

Debleena is an entrepreneur and a storyteller based in Bangalore. After 15 years of wrestling with corporate gloves across companies of various sizes, she realized that she is not really hand-in-glove with the corporate ladder climb. Her fine sense of direction made her get lost multiple times in the corporate cubicle...

Have you ever had a weird sex encounter and wondered if other people have had experiences as strange as yours? Reddit user whittingj asked people “What is your craziest/weirdest sexual encounter story?” and got some interesting answers. Here are the best ones: The strange case of the ‘paranormal erotica’ reader...

In recent development, being a “nerd” is cool again, but the original nerds never cared about the fashion statement of the word anyway. Answer our questions and we’ll tell who you relate as the cool nerd in the literary universe.