Dec 20, 2014 03:21 AM , By Udhav Naig
Why are Horror movies enjoyable? It has been argued that the horror genre exploits the collective existential (or irrational) fears of the society. Take Steven Spielberg’s Jaws: the shark that attacks the small white town stands in for a number of f
Dec 13, 2014 12:43 PM , By Rukmini S
How the type of question asked affects survey findings If you’ve always suspected that surveys are highly dependent on the way the question is asked, here’s some empirical proof that you’re right. The way questions about sanitation are
Dec 13, 2014 10:17 AM , By Udhav Naig
The day it was announced that actor Rajinikanth would join hands with director K.S. Ravi Kumar for the third time for 'Lingaa', expectations of a possible return of the 90s’ Rajinikanth became shrill. In the last decade of the 20th century, Rajinika
Dec 6, 2014 03:09 PM , By RUKMINI S.
Whose views does the Corruption Perception Index reflect? Before I reported on the latest global Corruption Perception Index brought out by Transparency International, I was under the impression that the world’s most widely used measure of corrupt
Dec 3, 2014 08:41 PM , By Meena Menon
“Not so many people see these moving pictures. Everything’s completely burnt down. This is the city before the bombing.” On August 6, 1945, Keiko Ogura was eight when the atomic bomb exploded 600 metres above Hiroshima city. Now she is d
Nov 30, 2014 12:05 PM , By Suhasini Haidar
We don’t just need a greater appreciation of the relationship, I think, we need a little more of Bhutan in India. Everest Seeing Mt. Everest is about good karma really, explained the lady next to me years ago when I was flying from Lhasa to Kath
Nov 27, 2014 03:34 PM , By Sowmiya Ashok
I am 18 minutes and 27 seconds into Episode 9 of 'Serial'. I needed to pause it. I was getting too nervous over the discoveries Sarah Koenig had made in Adnan's case over the last week. And, I was hungry. I have been the 'Serial girl' all week. Talking
Nov 25, 2014 04:19 PM , By Nirupama Subramanian
A colleague collared me in the office canteen the other day and said: "I'm so envious of you. You lived four years in Pakistan!" "Eh?" is right. Turns out it had nothing to do with journalistic curiosity about or obsession with "the world's most dangero
Nov 25, 2014 09:51 AM , By Suhasini Haidar
Six months into his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come full circle, attending the SAARC summit in Nepal with the leaders who graced his swearing-in ceremony in May. For the next two days, the eight leaders of South Asia - Afghanistan, Banglades
Nov 22, 2014 03:11 PM , By Meena Menon
When you enter the enclosure, which is called ‘the canyon’ for some reason, you see sleeping tigers in chains. Without exception, they are either curled up or spread-eagled. One had its legs in the air, and tourists mill around taking picture
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