What a bunch of school kids familiar with guns pulled off

By Nivriti Butalia

My god, these kids, so impressive! That was my thought last Sunday morning when I woke up and zoned into the social media feed on my phone. There were back-to-back posts on the same topic: the March For Our Lives rally in DC. Everyone was talking about it, posting and reposting snatches of speeches made. Something momentous was happening in America. Young clear voices of kids were demanding passionately ‘Never Again’ and ‘No More’, demanding a life without gun violence. Everyone was listening.

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Imagine a world where you’re rated on your social skills

By Sushmita Bose

How much does it matter what others think of you? Whenever I pose this question, I get two kinds of responses. Most people I know like to claim “they don’t give a damn [what others think]”. And then, a few are conformists — and admit, at times grudgingly, that they care  (about what others think of them) because of a “need” to be “acceptable”.

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Go ahead and #DeleteFacebook. But what will that change?

By Vicky Kapur

So, Elon Musk has actually gone ahead and deleted the Facebook pages of Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Good for him. Great for them. Them who? Tesla and Space X, that’s who. And before you ask, it’s because Tesla and SpaceX haven’t really exited Planet Facebook. They’ve just vacated one of the houses they occupied (sure, get onto Facebook and search ’em out before reading further).

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Is it a hole-in-one if you’re the only golfer who bore witness?

By Bikram Vohra

Legend has it that many years ago in Scotland, a young shepherd boy idly took his wooden crook and struck a pebble into a hole. It rolled in and ecstatic, he tried it again. And again and again, little realising that he would spark a revolution, create an industry worth billions and drive people to heights of joy and depths of gloom. Golf, is today, more than a sport, a way of life and central to the luxury and style of living in the emirates. Continue reading Is it a hole-in-one if you’re the only golfer who bore witness?