A quest to find someone to talk to during the lockdown made me install a dating app. A chance match had me rethinking my heteronormative assumptions. They/Them left me with a lesson for life
Tanno Bai, a famous courtesan in Patna City during the 1920s, won the heart of a ritualistic Dharikshan Tiwari, who became her ardent admirer. When he died, she was consumed by sorrow, refusing to perform till she breathed her last.
On an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river, I spotted him first aiming his gun at me. And, then, he strummed his guitar and sang a love song. I hummed along, our toes in the water.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter, who has recently released yet another English-language single, ‘You’, feels that he is consciously and cautiously moving towards achieving his dream of changing the perception of Indian pop musicians.
A visit to Nizamuddin Dargah for Thursday Qawwali soothed my grieving heart. When I think of love, I think of all the wonders of that night — filled with the colours of 'Ishq', the divine love of Sufis.
They met on an expedition in the hills. He had his eyes on her. She thought he was merely flirting. Love happened.
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The Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the City Palace - why do old monuments draw lovers? What sanctity of timelessness does history lend that reassures a couple of permanence?
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Sanjeev Sethi has authored five poetry collections. He is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found home in more than 375 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues.
A short fiction story by author Namita Das on the travails of young lovers trying to marry the people they choose in the face of parental policing.
I met a girl online, she was a medical student who was just depressed as she had few friends who she could not trust and had few family problems, which she could not share with others.
While time clocks away and we remember them in thoughts, silence and tears, there is never a definite way to convey your feelings to those far away.
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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away in July of this year, but his fans still hold a special place in their hearts for the evergreen star. The actor's wife and veteran actress Saira Banu has written a heartwarming letter ahead of what would have been his 99th birthday.
Maulana Madani also said that hatred cannot be countered with hatred, only ignorant people can try to extinguish the fire with fire.
Ashar Najmi’s Urdu novel explores the complex perception of gender roles, gender identity and the ubiquitous unitary sexual orientation in the literary framework.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.