Why is Hinduism and PM Modi solely responsible for rapes in India?

  It is always strange to see people with little or no idea about India or Hinduism try to conjure up theories on how India works via their assumptions. Pakistani Shaan Khan kicked off a minor storm through her article in the Daily Beast - 'What's Really Behind India's Rape Crisis' To be clear, there… Continue reading Why is Hinduism and PM Modi solely responsible for rapes in India?

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What is Zika and should we be worried?

Zika is a virus, transmitted by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes and it is native to Africa. It was first identified in a macaque monkey from the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The first human case was discovered in Nigeria in 1954. Until 2007, it was a very rare disease, confined to the African… Continue reading What is Zika and should we be worried?

Killing workers, not the disease: Pakistan’s war on Polio

Pakistan remains one of only two countries in the world where Polio is considered to be an endemic viral infection. The other being Afghanistan. In 2014 alone, the number of Polio cases rose to 306 in Pakistan, the highest in the world. So far, Pakistan has made large-scale efforts to eradicate the disease, and cases… Continue reading Killing workers, not the disease: Pakistan’s war on Polio

Netflix in India: Is it worth it?

Netflix - that great behemoth of a streaming service is finally here in India, in all of its cable-killing glory. For a long time now Indians have had little resource but to download TV shows and movies illegally, with no good paid service available. In fact that has been the main complaint of many a… Continue reading Netflix in India: Is it worth it?

Guest Post: When it comes to soul mates, ‘rules’ don’t matter

One evening over drinks with my girlfriends, we picked up the most commonly spoken topic among women - 'Men'. Each had their own views and preferences, but one in particular caught my attention. What I heard was - 'A husband is what I need, but that doesn't make him my soul mate. My best friend… Continue reading Guest Post: When it comes to soul mates, ‘rules’ don’t matter