Vineeta Tekwani

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The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening …

Obama Returns to India: 5 Reasons His Trip Makes History

With new bounce in his step amid rising poll numbers at home, President Obama is pivoting to his agenda abroad.<p>Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama …

Calm down folks. India-US nuclear deal is far from operationalised

Those who were glued to various Indian TV news channels on Sunday tracking United States President Barack Obama’s India visit and his summit meeting …

Republicans are upset with President Obama for taking only Democrats to India

<b>Washington:</b> The Republican leadership today regretted that US President Barack Obama has taken only lawmakers from his Democratic party as part of …

Science Says Doing These Things Will Make You Seem Smarter

Finding yourself caught in the middle of a conversation about a book you haven't read, do you: (A) listen quietly, (B) leave the area, or (C) say something about the book anyway, in an effort to seem smart?<p>When 2,000 Britons were polled last year about tactics they'd used to try to appear more …

Two Sundance Premieres Feature Someone Who'd Hate Having A Movie Made About Them

Jason Segel's great as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. But the film raises questions about how we portray real people on screen.<p>PARK CITY, Utah — <i>The End of the Tour</i>, a shaggy new comedy-drama starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, may not end up being the <i>most</i> controversial film at …

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans

<b>Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let’s embrace reality<p>Julien Musolino<p>January 25, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our …