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The Great Indian Online Bazaar

The Great Indian Online Bazaar

A few days back a friend offered me discount coupons worth a decent amount. Out of curiosity I asked the reason for his generosity, and he said I got these freebies because I shopped for Rs.5000 from a web portal. I digested the statement with a thought of "Consumerism at its best", but it gave way to a new series of thoughts.

A World Without Stereotypes?

Shravana Barua in Society

A World Without Stereotypes?

Have you watched those Hollywood movies that make an allusion to India? Of course you have! What are some of the popular ideas they throw...

To Give Or Not To Give

Palak Uppal in Society

To Give Or Not To Give

A question that has been bugging me for years is whether or not I should give money to the beggars. Most of the time we...

The Stand On Line Recommends - Week One

Kalika Sood in TSOL Recommends

The Stand On Line Recommends - Week One

Every week, TSOL brings you a collection of stories,videos, comics and blogs from around the www. This is a mixed bag of things that we...

The City As A Place Of Strangers?

Shravana Barua in Society

In the twenty two years that I've come to call life, I have known two cities closely. While Guwahati was the city that was in...

A Delhi Girl’s Affair With Mumbai!

Salonie Chawla in Culture

A Delhi Girl’s Affair With Mumbai!

I had always heard about the great Delhi-Mumbai divide and the vast differences between the cities. Though I have been in Delhi all my life...

Spinning Yarns Of Romance

Bhaswati Bora in Culture

Spinning Yarns Of Romance

Love might be a four-lettered word for many people but its shades are invariably many though. Take our Hindi movies for instance- right from the...

Reasons To Be Happy...Or Not.

Salonie Chawla

In the past few days, there have been many reasons to cheer for us. Firstly, the rupee has started hovering around the figure 63 after months of stressed economic days. And, I thought that we were better off at 52 INR per US dollar a few months ago! Reason number two, the sale in the percentage of cars in August has risen to 15 %, whoa! Since I am the common man who can't afford a...

Shuddh Desi Romance

Gouri Chugh

If you grew up on QSQT, Dil and Dil hai ki manta nahi (all Amir Khan movies incidentally), when lovers used to elope to be with each other, you might find Shuddh Desi Romance slightly over the top. It symbolises today's generation that is unsure, spoilt for choices, petrified of marital commitments, always willing to explore, falls in and out of love in a five minute conversation or with a sip of an aerated drink...