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When Bal Thackeray batted for Dawood Ibrahim. Why did you not cry then?

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>When Bal Thackeray batted for Dawood. Why did you not cry then?<p>Shiv Sainiks should remember that their founder had …

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deal doneG Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM, Congress Gets 22 Berths in 33-Member HDK Cabinet<p>on the boil<p>11 Killed in Police Firing During …

Kayak ahoy!

In the 50 tours recommended by the 2014 National Geographic bucket list is kayaking through Kerala.<p>Yet the leisure sport remains largely confined to …

By buying Modi's excuses for communalism, we’re all colluding in murder

We can’t make the mistake of thinking that the lynchings, like the one in Dadri, are about beef or cows. Those are mere excuses.<p>It is not hard to …

Should Lord Vishnu be woken up with Suprabhatham? A welcome debate in the Supreme Court

On Friday the apex court heard a debate on whether Sanskrit shlokas from the Venkatesa Suprabhatam can be recited to wake up the supreme deity at the …

Why pain feels good

Why exactly do some people enjoy eye-wateringly hot curries, extreme workouts or sadomasochistic sex?<p>His opponent had been known to cause seizures, heart attacks, and even death. But Jason McNabb looked remarkably calm as he entered the arena. The whistle blew. Assault came thick and fast – a …

Section 377 and the biases against sexual minorities in India | india

Ramesh Singh (name changed), a professional in his early thirties, had more than a broken heart to nurse, when his love affair turned sour sometime …

LGBTQI

Holiday guide to lesser-known Thailand

Thailand holidays,Asia,Hotels,Restaurants,Beach holidays,Wildlife holidays,Food and drink,Thai food and drink,Travel<p>They’re getting harder to find, but there are still corners of rural and coastal Thailand relatively untouched by tourism. We pick unspoilt islands and stunning national parks away …

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>Thong Nai Pan Yai beach.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/30/1443629094915/e5adb5c3-970e-4e58-bf32-22cf8650783a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Thong Nai Pan Yai …

National Parks

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Physics

Pear juice before alcohol may combat hangover

Scientists find that Asian pears contain properties that effect alcohol metabolism, reducing memory loss and boosting concentration<p>Drinking pear juice before a night of heavy drinking could reduce the effects of a hangover, research suggests.<p>Australian government scientists found that for those …

18 Breathtaking British Columbia Hikes To Do This Summer

O, beautiful BC.

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel