Written by Anuradha Varma | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2017 2:58 pm There is no bond like the one siblings share. (Source: YouTube) When my niece told me she wanted to start a library with her friend, it reminded me of a similar enterprise in my childhood. Teensy Weensy Library, my friend and I had called it. When I told her about it, she said her dad had already mentioned it to her! Siblings are a witness to your life, remembering things that you may have forgotten. All through growing...
Written by Anuradha Varma | Updated: July 19, 2017 4:43 pm Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar continues to attack actress Kangana Ranaut on public forums. These days, I often have this overwhelming urge to sit some people down and coach them in basic etiquette and maybe give them a rap on the knuckles. That includes ‘gau-rakshaks’ on steroids, trolls and yes, Karan Johar and Bollywood at large. It’s become a trend to impose a majority mindset on everybody around and, in fact, even expect people...
Written by Anuradha Varma | Published:July 2, 2017 1:20 pm A participant shows a placard during a silent protest “Not in My Name” against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI) The great thing with the #NotInMyName protest was that people actually showed up and social media, for once, was inundated by the voice of liberals (or “libtards” as the trolls call it). Like others, I also bumped into some friends who happened to be journalists and, like...
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