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Biden versus Trump as a modern Greek tragedy

Is the presidential debate an act of intervention for the public at large in the US and abroad? It would seem so, going by the public response to the debate.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: U.S. President Joe Biden (R) and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump participate in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and former President Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP) (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jul 01, 2024 08:43 PM IST

‘Knife’ cuts through the debate on free speech

Knife, his latest is a sharp work of literature that cuts the flab of Joseph Anton and presents Rushdie as barebones.

Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie reacts on stage prior to a lecture from his book 'Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder', in Berlin on May 16, 2024. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 24, 2024 11:17 PM IST

At the Oscars, a reiteration of American exceptionalism

In the Oppenheimer universe, the US is right even when the US is wrong.

The film Oppenheimer sweeping seven major categories, including Best Picture(AFP)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 09:55 PM IST

In the changes in AlUla, seeds of a Saudi Spring

Saudi Arabia is warming up to the notions of choice and AlUla can be called its social laboratory

Rainbow Rock or The Arch is a sandstone, arch that is 90 minutes away from the centre of AlUla town
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:50 AM IST

The difficult journey to becoming a global soul

Becoming a global soul involves privilege, planning, providence, and Pico Iyer’s brand of curiosity.

Travelers waiting for airport shuttle at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago(AP )
Published on Jan 20, 2024 10:17 PM IST

In the US, the Nikki Haley alternative

Why should Nikki Haley not be the next President of the United States?

Former UN ambassador and 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign town hall event at Hilton Garden Inn in Lebanon, New Hampshire on December 28, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Hate is twice cursed, mercy twice blessed

Jews know the pain of losing a home. Jews know what it is like to never be able to return to one

Protesters from Orthodox Jews Against Zionism, left, attend a pro-Palestinian demonstration in central London, UK, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. Israel said it�s preparing for �the next stages of the war� against Hamas that would include �an integrated and coordinated attack from the air, sea and land� on the Gaza Strip. Photographer: Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Hopeless, awkward and desperate for love

Chandler of Friends, like Matthew Perry, turned vulnerability into virtue. Emotional detachment, we learned from him, is an impoverished state of being.

Matthew Perry poses at the premiere of the television series
Published on Nov 01, 2023 10:16 PM IST

In war, women are always the vanquished

Israeli-Palestinian conflict perpetuates stereotypes and harms women

Palestinian women walk by buildings destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. AP/PTI(AP10_16_2023_000107A)(AP)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 10:11 PM IST

What’s the truth of Vivek Ramaswamy?

People like Ramaswamy have the ability to sow seeds of self-doubt in those who don’t strictly live by a party constitution.

FILE PHOTO: Former biotech executive Vivek Ramaswamy speaks at the first Republican candidates' debate of the 2024 U.S. presidential campaign in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 23, 2023. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 07:59 AM IST

The public and private life of marriage in India

Marriage is becoming less important for politicians, but is still used for political gain. Legislators are debating same-sex marriage based on electoral gains

In the Indian subcontinent, marriage still remains an all-weather industry — worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.68 lakh crore at last estimate, according to a report by KPMG (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Pasoori, profits and a push for original art

The new Pasoori song is a Bollywood adaptation of an indie song and is being criticized for its lack of creativity and dilution of original art.

Satyaprem Ki Katha song Pasoori Nu: Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan in the music video.
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:09 AM IST

Fathers need to break taboos around sex

Studies reveal that mothers participate more in talking about sexual issues than fathers, and it may be true in India, too. But we need fathers. Where are they?

Did my father’s puritanical attitudes around sex harm me? Yes. At a subconscious level, I still feel somewhat guilty for being a sexual person.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 08:42 PM IST

A Kashmiri hit song’s message to our society

Beyond the buzz, what is the viral Kya Karie Korimol song all about?

Beyond the buzz, what is the Kya Karie Korimol viral song all about?(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 31, 2023 09:49 PM IST

The Met Gala matters to Indians. Here’s why

For a country where the hijab debate is still raging and where girls’ choice of attire on metro trains is a matter of agitated discussions, clothes matter

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas pose at the Met Gala, New York City, May 1, 2023 (REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2023 07:35 PM IST
ByNishtha Gautam

Eatery taxes can fund the food security bill

Food always becomes an important issue before each general election. This time around food has VVIP status, thanks to the passage of the food security Bill (FSB). Nishtha Gautam writes.

Updated on Nov 06, 2013 12:56 AM IST
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India’s heroes wait to pull the trigger

Nishtha Gautam Sapper Shanti Tigga's tragic death after her alleged abduction has sent shock waves across the country. Outperforming her male counterparts in physical tests, Tigga had become the first woman to join the Indian military as a jawan by being a part of the 969 Railway Engineer

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Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:45 PM IST
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