The Armed Forces has traditionally been one of the most male-dominated professions in the world. It was only in the year 1992 that the Indian Armed Forces opened its doors to women in roles apart from medical ones, while in February 2016, the Indian government approved the induction of women in combat roles in all sections of the armed forces. In a move that is set to bring cheer to all those women who aspire to be a part of the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated that it will ensure the permanent commissioning of women officers in the armed forces. Across the years, women have proven that they have all the grit and determination it takes to serve and succeed in any role. This International Women’s Day, let’s salute the brave women of the armed forces who have strived hard to break the glass ceiling.
In a society vehemently accused of savage patriarchy, it is often a woman standing tall as the other greatest adversary. She can be a mother favoring a son to a daughter, or a teacher extra attentive towards the male student’s comprehension of a subject. She can also be that damsel who stabbed her best friend, seduced her husband and eventually broke her marriage.
"Thalaivaa" Rajinikanth can stop a speeding train with a flick of a finger, send fifty goons flying with just a look, and create a planet in his spare time, he's not as daring off the screen.
Tamil Nadu MLA Thameemun Ansari has called for a ban on the video app Tik Tok, but is that the right way to go? Surely there are more nuanced solutions available, if the concerned parties work together to create them.
Hot air ballooning may not give you the adrenalin rush of a bungee jump, but there’s a case to be made for soaring gently in a basket suspended from a balloon.
Culture, nature, breath-taking locales, history, religion, spirituality – India offers everything for the discerning traveller. So if you are hungry for new experiences, make travel your priority in 2019, go off the beaten track and explore these unique and beautiful destinations to get a taste of the delights that our country has to offer.
The Mumbai airport is abuzz with Bollywood celebrities today as several top stars were spotted heading to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Rohit Shetty, Siddharth Malhotra, Vicky Kaushal and several others were snapped by the paparazzi. While some of them posed for pictures, the others straight away walked into the airport.
The answer comes in the form of a unique collaboration between urban India’s favourite coffee roasters ‘Kaffa Cerrado’ and one of Delhi’s finest bakery and pâtisserie ‘The Bombaykery’. The cafe promises to bring pure caffeine indulgence along with the choicest selection of delicious baked treats, and it is the only place in India that offers turmeric latte, bulletproof coffee and coffee based healthy smoothies.
India is known for its rich cultural heritage, its art forms and its crafts. This has prompted the United Nations to create an inventory containing craft forms, art forms and other intangible cultural heritage from Ind. A total of 13 art forms have already been inscribed on to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
India's vast geography is a marvel to all of us. On on hand, we have the highest mountain range in the world, deserts to the west, seas surrounding our south borders, mighty rivers, snowy valleys, we have the works. Today, for our 32nd quiz, let us to test you on your knowledge of India's geography. We bring you a quiz that is not as easy as it seems. Three lucky winners stand to win gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000 each, if they get the answers right!
India is a diverse country with many powerful people. “Power is changing hands, from dying hierarchies to living networks” – Marilyn Ferguson; power will forever change hands in any country.