As India welcomed a new season of the IPL (Indian Premier League), Twitter promptly followed its recent developments – setting the tone for the fanfare that is to follow the next two months; months which will only go on to prove the undying loyalty the Indian Viewer has for cricket and everything remotely related to […]
poverty line

By Aditi Annapurna: On Monday, the Planning Commission released new figures for the determination of poverty estimates in India. The new criteria classified  people whose daily consumption expenditures exceeded Rs. 22.42 and Rs 28.65 in rural and urban areas, respectively, as being above the poverty line. The online social world, as an obvious consequence, reacted […]
election tweets

As the election results are declared today, 6th March, 2012, YKA Editor Aditi Annapurna tracks popular conversations about the political pageant happening on Twitter. Check out the top tweets below. [View the story “Assembly Election Results Jolt India!” on Storify]
Women's Day

By Aditi Annapurna: I felt the need to make it clear from the beginning of this post that I am a Feminist, for I think of this declaration as a Disclaimer of sorts, that yes, this piece is going to be filled with the “biases” and value judgements that Feminists like me are famously known […]
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By Aditi Annapurna: On Sunday, the 26th of February, 2012, Syria held a reasonably-democratic referendum amidst the bloody chaos that the country has been encountering almost every day for the past few months. The referendum was conducted to gauge public opinion on reforming the Syrian Constitution. The next day, the government declared the results of […]

By Aditi Annapurna: Gone are the days when Switzerland and France and UK and Singapore and Malaysia and every-country-with-crazy-frequency-of-flights-running-to-and-fro were thought to be the “cool” and “hip” holiday destinations, gone are the days when telling people that you’d been on the typically combined, Buy-One-Country-Get-Another-Country-Free trips planned by travel agencies got you looks of instant respect […]

By Aditi Annapurna: Today, the 21st of February is the International Mother Language Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) established this as an observance as an effort to “promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by the peoples of the world”. True, language holds a great cultural value and […]

By Aditi Annapurna: On Tuesday, the 31st of January, Symbiosis College in Pune released a statement that it was to defer the screening of the Kashmir-based documentary, Jashn-e-Azadi, and this was eventually followed by the college indefinitely postponing the entire academic seminar that was planned to discuss the situation of conflict in the Kashmir Valley. […]

By Aditi Annapurna: The TED Commandments ensure that the event will not be your usual, boring, run-of-the-mill, pseudo-intellectual dialogue (read the sinisterly-worded Commandment The Seventh: “Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness”, and the […]

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