Bollywood has always preserved us from the poison of Hindutva. No wonder the Hindutva trolls take to 140 characters of character assassination, particularly of any Bollywood star, and above all, Muslim screen heroes, who speak their mind about public affairs.
Anyone reading this - in English on a phone/tablet/computer - most likely has a lifestyle that will need more than just one Earth to sustain if all seven billion people followed it. Mine, to my shock, was over four planets. Carbon Footprint tests are easily found on the net and are good and guilty fun.
While Putin's eyes are on Syria, inflation is rising in Russia, the economy is shrinking, poverty is increasing and the ruble is taking a fall. Western sanctions are squeezing the Kremlin, and Russia's mother's milk - oil revenue - is taking a hit because of weak prices.
On Constitution Day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a revelation in parliament - that it was Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's fight for justice and equality that inspired Narendra Modi to flag off some of the BJP government's more ambitious schemes like the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), Jan Dhan Yojana (Banking For All Scheme) and the Beti ...
When we began the NDTV Coca-Cola Support My School campaign back in 2011, the real motivating factor was one very simple realization - a realization that a large number of girls in our country are actually dropping out of schools because of one single factor, something as basic as not having separate toilets for girls.
One must laud Aamir for a very sensitive and emotional message he sent to the nation after charges of sedition were filed against him in a court and FIR's lodged against him accusing him of spreading intolerance.