Thought Factory

Living in the Troll Age

Fifty years ago, the internet was used as a medium to communicate between two individuals.  Over time, it became a tool to connect one to many. About 15 years ago, web 2....

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The Little Time Machine of Arambol, Goa

In a small part of Goa called Arambol lays a quiet and peaceful wellness retreat called Little Indian Village. Situated just a few minutes from the Arambol beach, this retreat...

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Point of View: From Streets to Table

Nothing reflects a culture as its cuisine. Here’s a perspective on India’s food culture. For centuries, street food has reflected the changing eating preferences ...

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Lost but not found: An artist focuses on the tragedy of the Nation’s rising cases of Missing Children

At a modest estimate, a lakh, if not more children go missing every year from diverse parts of the nation, including the top metros Mumbai and New Delhi. According to the Nati...

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The Khan Syndrome: Are we ready for a New Kind of Hero?

Admit it. We all need a hero - someone whom we can look up to, admire and believe that he represents the zeitgeist of the present-day conditions. Be it in the spheres of polit...

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An Artist’s Political Awakening: From painting Moods of the Season to reflecting the Human Condition Today

Today, an Indian artist can’t venture into areas where angels fear to tread. Representation of goddesses,  nudity and politics of protest are de facto out of bounds...

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Yesterday He faced Starvation; Today He’s a Star in his Own Right on the Art Firmament

The bustling town of Vadodara – familarly known as Baroda – houses a count of nearly 2,500 artists. Of them, there are the globally feted masters, a rapidly-rising...

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The Inspiring Story of a Village Goatherd-turned-Artist of Substance

His artworks have an unusual power. They experiment with various media – oils, acrylic, watercolours, charcoal – and aren’t devoted to any singular theme. ...

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Salman Khurshid’s ‘Triple Talaq: Examining Faith’ - A straightforward yet comprehensive view of a complicated issue?

I’m here and writing about Former Minister of External Affairs and Indian National Congress party leader, Salman Khurshid’s latest book ‘Triple Talaq: Examin...

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The Changing Face of the Shopping Paradiso, London’s Oxford Street

If it’s London, it’s Oxford Street, that manic shopping centre where the stilleto-heeled trot by starving musicians, one of whom asks me, “Where I’m fr...

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Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder now as common as Depression

A new study reveals some 10 percent of men and seven percent of women struggle to contro...

November 16 2018

India can lead the way in defanging the Defamation Laws

Women in India are fighting for their workplace equality and dignity. The recent issue o...

November 16 2018

Come winter, Meghalaya celebrates the ‘100 Drum Wangala Festival’

The Wangala Festival of Meghalaya which is also known as the “100 Drum W...

November 15 2018