How Sonam Kapoor Conquered the Virtual World

The Bollywood actress and fashion icon sure knows how to grab eyeballs. What is it that makes her social-media feed irresistible?


17 Ideas for Guilt-free Parenting in 2017

Enough with the self-judgement and guilt trips! Take these 17 vows to make parenting easier on yourself and your kids this year.

Doll, Diva, Digital Whiz – Will the Real Sunny Leone Please Stand Up?

Sunny Leone has used her superlative, carnally motivated command over the nation’s youth to huge profit. The more people Googled her, the more valuable her time and social media became.

10 Lessons Today’s Fashion Journalists Can Learn from Bill Cunningham

The fashion world mourned the death of famous photographer Bill Cunningham at the age of 87 this month. Here's what today's fashion scribes can learn from him.

The Husband Who Couldn’t Stop Buying Books and the Wife Who Couldn’t Stop Reading Them

Books bring my husband and I closer as a couple. We discuss what we read, and it is gratifying when we happen to love the same books. I give every book of his a chance – if I like the first chapter, I read it to the end.

Retouch Me Not! Kate Winslet and 8 Other Celebrities Against Photoshop

Award-winning actress Kate Winslet’s new stance against Photoshop has brought the topic to the fore, and has ‘retouched’ an old conversation. Here are other celebrities who have spoken up against excessive Photoshopping.

Silence for Strength and Healing

Surprisingly elusive, silence can be a source of great healing and strength when used right.

Insta-Love: Teens, Sex and Technology

Conservative values and sex-shy family communication are clashing with overtly sexual media messages wherever you turn, from Bollywood songs to Western TV shows to front pages of newspapers. One can forgive today’s urban parents for pulling their hair out in bewilderment at just where to draw the line when it comes to the thorny maze called adolescence.

Book Review: The Lives of Others, by Neel Mukherjee

As a citizen of 21st-century, wired, enthusiastic India, you’ll need courage to look this book in the eye, to face our truth, to see where we’ve come from. But you’ll also find courage within its pages.

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The award-winning Australian novelist appears to have chosen a topic rather raw and personal in the writing of his book. His father was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway – which plays the backdrop for the action in the book.

Movie Review: Lucy

With Lucy, Johansson’s now managed to put herself in a league beyond mere cinema. She’s managed to embed herself in an entire generation’s psyche as the face, voice and representation of the super-evolved, consummate, ultimate human being. With a fabulous pout.

Movie Review: Katiyabaaz

The award-winning documentary made last year and released in Indian cinemas last week zeroes in on Kanpur’s infamous electricity failings.

The Freedom Chronicles

Whatever your political stance, private values or public choices, freedom has an intensely personal connotation for all of us. We speak to Indian women from different walks of life and from all across India on what freedom means to them.

Fifty Shades of Freedom

Freedom, Indian women have learnt, doesn’t come easy, free or cheap. In fact, some would tell you freedom isn’t a destination at all. It’s a work of precious progress. You build some, you lose some, you build some more.

José Covaco: Love, Sex, Weddings, Marriage

A talk with youth icon, MTV host and first-time author José Covaco for his sage views on love, sex and marriage.

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