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Tuesday, 26 January 2021



Guwahati Adda: New Year Resolutions

What happens if the top leaders of the world were sitting by campfire, discussing their ‘New Year New Me’ goals?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 01, 2021 13:05 hrs

Partying Responsibly

Writing about the pandemic seems redundant because readers now think, “Oh, not another moral lecture. We know, wear a mask and maintain distance.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 20, 2020 16:31 hrs

A Sombre Diwali

I remember when we would give quantified and hand-written lists of firecrackers to our parents and as kids, the list would not seem to end.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 14, 2020 18:10 hrs

‘A Barking Dog without a Tale’

Are we to blame newsrooms who chase stories that sell or just the viewers/readers?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 13, 2020 11:47 hrs

Time to Use Our Common Sense

As the world comes to terms with dealing with “Unlock” it is important to appreciate the things that kept us going through the COVID times and will do so in the months ahead.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 16, 2020 13:45 hrs

Guwahatians and Day Time Drinking

I guess I understand why the administration decided on opening up bars in Guwahati after keeping their doors remaining shut for over 5 months. 

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 09, 2020 10:29 hrs

Weekend Lockdowns Should Be The New Normal

In Guwahati, there’s a weekend lockdown in place, at least for the time being. But this brings to light a culture that is yet to make its way into this city or this region.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 25, 2020 18:38 hrs

Where is The Money to Fight Assam Floods?

While awareness is a key element, there have also been thousands of crores of rupees ‘donated’ to Assam’s Flood Relief Fund. The question is where is the money?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 18, 2020 17:09 hrs

Do You Really Care About Being a COVID Victim?

As Guwahati sees a rise in COVID positive cases, there is a growing sense of uneasiness among people and the status of the lockdown thereafter.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 11, 2020 15:04 hrs

Promises Meant To Be Broken?

The BJP conquered Dispur in 2016; many promises made since by the Sarba da led government. However one of his ministers is living proof of the adage: “Promises are meant to be broken.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 04, 2020 16:25 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Try and ‘Boycott China’

Bro I’m serious. I destroyed my phone once I heard about the “Boycott China” movement!

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 20, 2020 23:38 hrs

Back to the Old Normal?

People are back out on the streets spitting, urinating and defecating. As nature’s vacation comes to a halt, the open roads, chirping birds and cool air is getting replaced with jammed streets, honking cars, rising temperatures, filthy roads and soon enough, Earth will be back to the version we’ve known for decades.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 10, 2020 17:27 hrs

COVID Lifestyle in the Harsh Season Ahead

Now that we’ve all accepted that the “COVID lifestyle” is our new normal, the pressure of being careful about what we eat/do/touch is kind of overwhelming.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 30, 2020 11:33 hrs

Assamese Crusaders Without a Cause

As the world battles the deadly Coronavirus, I’m writing this piece to bring things a little closer to home – to talk about another virus, of sorts.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 16, 2020 10:37 hrs

Guwahati Plunges Back into COVID-19 Paranoia?

It looked like Guwahati was one of the markets which were eager (and hopeful) to recover from the Coronavirus slump that hit markets all around the world.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 09, 2020 10:23 hrs

The Facebook–Jio Merger

The Facebook–Jio partnership showcases one of the strongest ‘user capital’ acquisitions in the telecom and technology industry over the world.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 02, 2020 14:38 hrs

Where is our CM?

I could be wrong about Sarbananda Sonowal not doing anything, or at least that’s what it looks like.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 30, 2020 15:57 hrs

Coronavirus’ Burden on the Economy

As the lockdown enters phase 2 and now India is discussing relaxations starting April 20th, we have to realize that we’re in this for the long haul.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 21, 2020 12:21 hrs

Danger from the Coronavirus-Ignorant Lot

Amidst the growing tensions for the Coronavirus, there are two kinds of people you typically might have met.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 21, 2020 12:22 hrs

Coronavirus: Opportunity in Adversity

The WHO declaring the Coronavirus as pandemic has triggered a chain of events which include a dip in global travel (by ban and by choice)

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 14, 2020 12:49 hrs

India Facing the Worst of Times?

As we come complete two months into 2020, India might just be living its worst days in a long spell of time.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 29, 2020 12:07 hrs

Filmfare Awards: Government’s Diversionary Tactics?

Filmfare is something that seems to have drawn massive public attention, so much that most of the public has forgotten “CAA ami namanu.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 01, 2020 14:21 hrs

Is 'Clean India' Going to be a Reality?

Movements like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Clean India and plastic ban have not really seen desired results; this is because our literate youth is still uneducated.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 18, 2020 14:59 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Mission “Barshapara”

Yeah man! Got drenched in the rain though..Sang “Vande Mataram”, shouted anti-CAA slogans, had a gala time

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 11, 2020 16:51 hrs

New Year 2020: An Expensive Affair

The month known for aggressive market spends and high spirits has seen an all new low point, and all this marks the end the end of the decade.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 04, 2020 13:55 hrs

Who will Vote for BJP’s Century for 2021 Elections?

The State Finance Minister’s claim that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will only gain seats in the 2021 State Assembly polls

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 28, 2019 15:07 hrs

Do We Really Have the Luxury of Being Apolitical?

In a country that is not safe for its own people, the government wants to welcome foreigners.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 21, 2019 14:37 hrs

Dirty Politics Ruining the Country

Onion is selling for Rs 140 to Rs 150 per kilo and the prices of petrol, diesel and other impactful products are gradually increasing in India.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 07, 2019 12:17 hrs

Guwahati Adda | If Gutkha is banned, who is going to spit?

Will Guwahati be finally free from that "Chick-Chick" sound of mixing Gutka-Pan Masala?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 30, 2019 15:04 hrs

India’s College Campus: Politics, Protests and Classrooms

Two of India’s largest educational institutions have grabbed the headlines, as their campuses have become a hotbed for protests

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 23, 2019 14:55 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Bidding Adieu to SM Fakers

These bloody influencers with their fake numbers have ruled Social Media for far too long. Now even Instagram has decided to end this menace.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 16, 2019 14:55 hrs

A huge Responsibility as we Turn 6

This time, I choose to digress and talk about a 6 year long exercise. G Plus recently turned 6 and in the last week, also touched 165,000 odd organic fans on Facebook.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 09, 2019 13:03 hrs

Guwahati Adda | The Myth of Mild Diwali Celebrations

I remember calling the police officials to report a “hazaar wala patti.” By the time they arrived, well, the hazaar was long silenced.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 02, 2019 13:06 hrs

What’s a Good Decision?

The government kept busy this week and made some announcements that seem to have upset some people.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 26, 2019 12:10 hrs

Guwahati Adda: The Pretentious Diwali

Rahul catches up with his “fancy-strong accented-South Delhi” friend who is a strong advocate of Green-Diwali.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 19, 2019 17:23 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Thanda-Munda Puja Celebrations

This time puja went by without much hullabaloo. I mean pandals were less crowded, roads were less chaotic and people just seem to have disappeared

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 12, 2019 15:27 hrs

Puja And The Responsible Guwahatian

Notwithstanding the various pressures the nation seems to be in currently, be it with its economy, borders, internal political issues et al

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 05, 2019 10:58 hrs

Guwahati And The Seriousness Of The MVI Act

People are making a bee lines to pollution testing centres, the helmet stores and the DMV to get their papers in order.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 28, 2019 15:46 hrs

Vishwakarma Puja: Roadside Celebrations, Roadside Idols

As the festivities of Vishwakarma Puja come to an end, it leaves behind a familiar trail of idols along the roadside.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 21, 2019 15:18 hrs

Guwahati Water Project Just A Dream?

Guwahati’s fast growing water crisis is what makes the JICA underground water supply project so very important in the fast changing landscape of the city.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 14, 2019 17:00 hrs

Slump Of The Automobile Industry

The automobile sector is down, but is it a real indicator of how poorly the economy is performing?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 07, 2019 12:59 hrs

What Happens After The NRC?

After failing to meet several deadlines, the ill-fated NRC is finally going to be out. The question is, will this document sort the confusion around the identity of the people in Assam?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 31, 2019 12:29 hrs

What Happened To The Funds For Assam floods?

An important question that needs an answer is how have the funds been disbursed for the rehabilitation of those affected by floods.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 24, 2019 15:44 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Celebrating the Spirit of Independence in Troubled Times

For me, freedom is staying home on a National holiday and driving on G.S Road at 60 kmph on a Thursday afternoon.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 17, 2019 12:29 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Kashmir and Jai Shree Ram!

Kohli charges more for an Instagram post than the annual transaction between India and Pakistan.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 10, 2019 13:46 hrs

Unused Life Jackets

It is high time that the law is enforced for public who are not being responsible enough towards their own lives.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 27, 2019 12:29 hrs

The ‘oldie’ flood on FB

Assam flood is clearly one of them and the second one is the flood of “old people” photos on my social media timeline.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 20, 2019 12:24 hrs

Kabir Singh ka thappad

It seems like a scene from the movie Kabir Singh has become the most debated topic in the past week.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 29, 2019 12:08 hrs

Driving in Guwahati; A motorist’ nightmare

For a city that still hasn’t understood the correct use of the ‘hazard light’, the fact that people have started giving way to an ambulance on the road, seems to tell us that all is not lost.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 22, 2019 12:31 hrs

Guwahati this June - traffic snarls, water-logging and Ambubachi Mela

With the temperatures soaring in Guwahati, the city has let out a cry for help this summer. Temperatures have already peaked to 38°C with the “real feel” exceeding 45°C.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 15, 2019 13:19 hrs

The Victory of Good Advertising

Let’s be clear about this – the victory of BJP is the victory of good advertising, impeccable marketing strategy and great communication skills.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 25, 2019 14:47 hrs

Do marks really matter?

The results are here and students have the marks to show for it. There are a lot of hoorahs going around and at the same time, a lot of disappointed parents and students.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 18, 2019 13:36 hrs

The novelty in the routine

With the onset of the holy month of Ramzaan, you must be waiting for an iftaar invitation or to the grand feast on the 5th-6th, and if my Muslim friends are reading this, you must have already started hearing, “Bhai, tere paas aayenge Eid khane.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 11, 2019 13:41 hrs

Assamese actors & fear of the English language

I am privy to the insecurity of the “Assamese folk and their language,” brought forward after two recent incidents I witnessed.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 04, 2019 13:44 hrs

Avengers Assemble!

With the election fever now over, I was thinking about watching Avengers: Endgame. You want to join?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 27, 2019 11:24 hrs

The most effective political campaign?

With the elections set to end in Assam on 23rd April, it calls for political parties to see whether they have spent their money wisely – an ROI assessment if you will.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 20, 2019 13:35 hrs

Urban-rural voting patterns

Phase I of the grand Indian elections has now concluded leaving us all to ask just one thing – a somewhat low voter turnout; is this going to be the trend across the rest of the phases?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 13, 2019 11:16 hrs

Wanna be a chowkidar?

Though the BJP claims that the Twitter hashtag campaign #MainBhiChowkidar is a massive online hit, it did not brainstorm enough as to the impact such campaigns might have on the public, especially on children.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 06, 2019 11:05 hrs

The dearth of leadership

As the elections draw near and the political drama has engulfed the nation, we are once again at the crossroads of “who do we choose?”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 30, 2019 13:29 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Holi pe “Chowkidari”

The following is an excerpt from a conversation between a young chap from the city and a cop at a traffic point.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 23, 2019 11:14 hrs

Guwahati Adda | Political analysis of the Oversmart

Litu: So we’re so close to the LS Polls. I wonder who is going to take the throne. Bitu: Who do you think?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 16, 2019 11:56 hrs

The final ‘Shoe-down’ before the Elections!

Racing to beat the model code of conduct that is going to kick in after the Election Commission announces the general election schedule, the central government is making a last ditch effort to “book its goodwill” for the upcoming elections.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 10, 2019 11:03 hrs

Pilot is back, what next?

Hurrah! Prime Minister Narendra Modi bags an international award – a prestigious one at that. The PM has become the 14th recipient of the Seoul Peace Prize. Peace award at Seoul for being a “soul.” Get it?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 02, 2019 11:09 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Dharna Masters

Amar, iyate bor action hua hoise! (Lots of action happening in our region). Ek pine Citizenship Bill got lapsed, which was our victory! (Random strangers cheer, “hurray”)

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 16, 2019 12:36 hrs

A pack of milk and a small red stool

Are illegal vending zones back? A quick drive around town would clear this question. Often, the narrow lanes of Sarania and the wide lanes near the DGP office seem to be clogged with vendors occupying most of the area on the footpath.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 09, 2019 12:31 hrs

How much Saffron is there in Assam?

The Bajrang Dal seems to have captured a lot of people’s attention after a recent video surfaced of a Bajrang Dal member threatening KMSS Leader, Akhil Gogoi.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 02, 2019 10:42 hrs

#Guwahati Adda | If Political Parties played PUBG

(Scene: 4 guys, sitting at home, phones out, headphones in; the PUBG theme plays… and action!)

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 27, 2019 10:11 hrs

Celebrating Mediocrity

It is often said that we as people enjoy celebrating mediocrity, and of all the states, I couldn’t emphasize more that Assam emerges as the star here.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 25, 2019 10:35 hrs

“Joi Aai Axom” and the Assamese Identity

At a first glance, I certainly don’t look ‘Assamese’ leaving aside that fact that there is no definition set for looking like an Assamese either by appearance, features, attire or language.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 13, 2019 10:23 hrs

Sounding the Poll Bugle in NE

Prime Minister Modi has kick started his 2019 poll yatra with a bang. His campaign in Manipur will start off 8 new projects and by laying the foundation stone for these projects, the BJP has made their intention towards the Northeast, more “concrete.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 05, 2019 12:33 hrs

Guwahati Adda

Happy New Year ke Resolutions – ek fake katha! Enthusiastic ladka: Eyy Happy New Year! Balanced dost: Thanks man same to you

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 29, 2018 11:27 hrs

GMC’s ear-pulling exercise

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has finally taken an important, or rather a landmark decision of penalizing, if you’re caught littering the street.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 22, 2018 11:50 hrs

Guwahati – the unplanned child

I was in Dehradun about a week ago I was surprised that the city had so much to offer, compared to Guwahati. This was not because I went there for the first time, but more because I could see what was different about the city if I drew a parallel with Guwahati.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 15, 2018 12:57 hrs

Satellite TV, toh life jingalala?

We’re living in times where virtually every rural household has a satellite dish despite a thatched roof and this is a smart initiative to educate more kids who lack resources.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 10, 2018 11:34 hrs

Fashionably Unfashionable

A story by G Plus last week caught the attention of a lot of readers when the point raised was that of city beautification – “but only during VIP visits.”

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 24, 2018 14:14 hrs

Making something out of Nothing

“Tum doodh mangoge, hum Kiron Kheer denge...Tum insult karoge, hum cheer denge…” - Anonymous. The above is a quote sent to G Plus in response to the KaranKirron fiasco.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 18, 2018 12:37 hrs

Guwahati Adda: How was your Diwali?

Funny Man: The Supreme Court and I are the same. Apne ghar me, humari koi nahi sunta… No izzat we have. Sensible Man: Well I think that’s the entire learning this Diwali. Our country is just not fit for democracy and harmonious living.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 10, 2018 18:15 hrs

India: Making SIZE matter

A grand statement by the BJP Government last week was to erect the tallest statue in the world. The move, although strong, has been strongly criticized by people, which of course has become the norm these days.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 03, 2018 14:49 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Diwali bomb or Puja bomb?

Sharma: Oi, eibar puja was really dull (This time puja was really dull). No one came out of their homes it seems?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 24, 2018 11:32 hrs

New in the market

We live in times when fitting into trends is more important than fitting into clothes, when just saying anything is more important than saying something relevant.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 16, 2018 12:59 hrs

Jail Bharo Aandolan

The businessmen in Fancy Bazaar area on Thursday, put up a small demonstration outside their shops in the area ‘requesting’ the administration to open up the old jail complex for parking during the festive season.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 08, 2018 13:14 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Revealing the Faux Pas

Ozit (Ajit): Abbey World Tourism Day gusi gol and our brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra didn’t do anything for the state did she? Bizit (Bijit): Hmm… maybe she’s busy with the wedding bells around her.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 01, 2018 18:19 hrs

Guwahati Adda: New Age Media

Random Human: Oh so I heard your column bagged some award in Delhi? Me: Oh yeah. Thanks. How’d you know?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 26, 2018 13:47 hrs

Guwahati Adda : Hitchhiking in Guwahati

Conversation from a 1.5 km long journey from point A to B which, in peak Guwahati traffic, takes 20 minutes to cover on a two wheeler.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 18, 2018 11:41 hrs

Owning up to a disaster

The distance between North Guwahati and Guwahati can either be traversed by a 15 minute ferry ride or a 40 minute drive over the Saraighat.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | September 10, 2018 15:45 hrs

One act of random kindness

Assam is going to become infamous as the girlfriend who cries every time you miss her phone call. She thinks that you’ve forgotten her and you’re busy with someone else. Well, it’s time Assam grew up and stopped whining…

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 29, 2018 16:43 hrs

Freedom of speech and criticism 

I think people have taken “freedom of speech” for granted. No one seems to have any control over what they are talking about, what information they are sharing, both personal and official...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 11, 2018 19:36 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Namami Brahmaputra

Two people engage in a conversation after the end of the recent Namami Brahmaputra festival which was ‘washed away.’

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 07, 2017 22:02 hrs

Guwahati Adda: The Blue Hue - Guwahati Traffic Police's New Uniform

New uniforms for traffic police in Guwahati? So is that change just cosmetic or has the service upgraded too?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 26, 2017 21:00 hrs

Guwahati Adda: Guwahati, In-flght magazine and Awesome Assam

3 friends strike up a WhatsApp conversation after they get back to Guwahati from Delhi, and they discuss the Awesome Assam campaign featuring Priyanka Chopra that has been made available on several in-flight magazines

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 03, 2017 20:34 hrs

Guwahati Adda: 'Queue' pareshaan hai tu? - Demonetization and Guwahati

What a burden the entire Demonetization exercise was! People in Guwahati were holding to on to their spot at the ATM queue on to dear life. Here are the scenes from an ATM late at night. The colour of the clothes is how you remember people in a queue...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 18, 2017 18:50 hrs

Guwahati Adda: How fancy is your number?

What happened when the District Transport revised the rates for getting fancy number plates?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 13, 2018 18:00 hrs

Does Guwahati need a Mayor? 

Guwahati has a Mayor. This is information that a lot of people are not aware of. Let me begin with the premise that the Mayor is the highest-ranking official in the municipal department...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 04, 2018 16:14 hrs

Let’s Talk Guwahati

In this ongoing month of July, G Plus has possibly conducted one of the largest surveys ever done in the city of Guwahati independently. The survey titled 'Let's Talk Guwahati'...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 28, 2018 16:14 hrs

Guwahati Adda: GMC's Neutering Services

What happens when 3 Guwahati guys bring together pop-culture, headlines and administration together?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 09, 2018 18:48 hrs

A Gold for us khar khuas 

Hima Das, the name now every Indian should be proud of. This homegrown athlete has now taken Assam to the world, with a gold medal finally in the bag at an international...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | July 21, 2018 18:34 hrs

Is the public at fault?

In our run up to the second week of the FakeMat movement, it has been amazing to see the response and support that the campaign has received...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 27, 2018 16:54 hrs

Fekna bandh karo! Fake mat!

Someone in 2018 said that the words to live by are: ‘If it’s not on social media, did it even happen?’ But did someone ever wait to think, ‘What if it’s on social media, and it never...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 16, 2018 17:22 hrs

“No Country for Joke Men”

China ya Pakistan ka recce kar nahi paye so what? Mars hi sahi! Bhaijaan: Are you calling our Prime Minister a swindler? A fraud? A thug? You dare mock the great Modi ji? Did not you hear about...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 02, 2018 19:56 hrs

GDD’s love affair with DPRs

These flood preparedness meetings have done nothing but made the concerned departments lazy and laid back about actually dealing with the onset of monsoons. Instead of...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 19, 2018 19:01 hrs

Raasta khodo, Tender nikalo

Just for an on-ground check, both the newly appointed GDD and PWD Ministers should go for a drive on the Rupnagar-Kalapahar route and the Kharguli stretch.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 09, 2018 12:48 hrs

Cleaning up the mess from 20 years ago

Internal sources revealed that there are cases where the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) had identified possible foreigners and registered cases against them back in 1998. It was then that other machineries like the Police...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | April 28, 2018 16:26 hrs

Data breach and winds of change

Mark Zuckerberg’s public statement that was downplayed as a ‘breach of trust’ between Facebook and its users, while claiming that Facebook was unaware about this data theft, is one...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 27, 2018 19:16 hrs

Sex Survey Guwahati Today

A sex survey done by a reputed national weekly, across 19 major cities in India was the week’s highlight for Guwahati. While this survey has always been exciting and something that most...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | March 14, 2018 17:17 hrs

‘Wink’ Varrier redefines content barrier

Internet sensation and Malayalam actress, Priya Prakash Varrier, took the internet by storm this week. She caught the troll pages, meme makers and trendsetters by the scruff and showed them...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 22, 2018 20:32 hrs

Can we abstain from stains?

Three journalists are on a break from their grunt work. This is the conversation that follows...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 10, 2018 17:56 hrs

Shout and be productive...

Guwahati is on overdrive – a pace every metro city should be on. It is encouraging to see so much positivity around the city whether it is in terms of beautification, volunteer work or public announcements...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 03, 2018 17:12 hrs

Assam’s on ground Health check

These are regular trends that would have decreased with the passage of time, largely because the network...

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 23, 2018 18:38 hrs

Bhakts stronger than parody

As we move into 2018, we should be looking at increased political liberty and the ability to voice opinions freely, but this ends the year on a sour note. 

Sidharth Bedi Varma | January 02, 2018 17:04 hrs

Deferred till eternity

Preparing the NRC draft continues to be one of the most debatable and complex exercises that the country has undertaken, as proven by the recurring delays and deferred dates. 

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 22, 2017 16:26 hrs

Good etiquette doesn’t cost a penny

The recent video that circulated where an IndiGo employee physically assaulted a certain passenger has taken the internet by storm. The cause of the fight, whatever it may be, has made one thing clear; India does not believe in ‘Dignity of Labour’.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 15, 2017 19:57 hrs

Guwahati in A Year

We have been an unenthusiastic lot for a long time now, but this year Guwahati demanded the attention it deserved.

Sidharth Bedi Varma | October 31, 2017 21:59 hrs


10 features of the Swadeshi Samriddhi Sim Cards by Patanjali Ayurved that are too good to be true!

Yoga Guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has recently unveiled a new 'Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM', in partnership with state-run BSNL

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 01, 2018 21:32 hrs