It’s easy to say why you think a McDonald’s burger is bad. It is unhealthy, fattening and industrial. But then all of Delhi’s traditional food too is fattening. Read more
The celebrated Delhi-based author Khushwant Singh loves Pakistan, a nation often looked at with suspicion, and sometimes even with hatred, by a majority of Indians.
One winter evening in 2009 at a rare public appearance, the 94-year-old novelist, facing a select audience that included the Indian prime minister’s wife, said, “I wish more Indians realise that most Pakistanis are nice people.” Read more
Islam is in the news for all the wrong reasons. I know quite a few non-Muslims who are liberal, reasonable and have Muslim friends. But sometimes even they have their moments of doubt about Indian Muslims. How patriotic are they? Do they really have sympathies for Islamic terrorists? Do they really clap for Pakistan in the ODIs? What do they think about Kashmir? Why are they so backward? And why are their women exiled behind the burqas? To find out the answers to these questions, I went to Gaffar Manzil, a Muslim ghetto in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, knocked at a door and get set talking to Falak Khan, a young wife with two children. Read more