• hereditary Hereditary Review: Family is the Greatest Horror of All

    The most inventive stroke of Ari Aster’s Hereditary is that it has the greatest horror villain of all time: family inheritance. The film takes the saying “skeletons in the closet” literally, giving us a genuinely terrifying portrait of a family’s breakdown.

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  • bhabhi What's Up With India's Bhabhi Obsession?

    In the first of our "What's Up With" series, we explore India's fascinating bhabhi-devar relationship. Why is "bhabhi" one of India's most searched porn keywords and what’s behind the popularity of shows like "Bhabhi ji Ghar par Hai"? The answer goes further back in time than you'd imagine.

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  • Worldcup2018footballportugalmexicoiranspainargentinaspainrawunderdogstoryfootball Will an Underdog Like Mexico Rise This World Cup?

    A good underdog story often feels therapeutic, not just because it offers the pleasures of watching dynasties and reputations crumble. But because it is also the kind of raw story we want to live and tell. No better place to witness it than the World Cup.

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  • Person of the Week: Own Goal

    Nobody expected the World Cup group stages would throw up a dark horse, loyal to neither team nor nation, who would emerge as the leading goalscorer. For eclipsing the feats of legends like Ronaldo and Messi, Own Goal is our Person of the Week.

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  • friendshipmalefemalebollywoodhollywoodrelationshipmoviesreallife Kya Ek Ladka Aur Ek Ladki Kabhi IRL Dost Nahi Ho Sakte?

    Indian children are taught many cardinal lessons, like touching our grandparents’ feet and returning dabbas to mom in pristine condition. The prime one is that girls and boys can never be friends. As a girl with seven close male friends, I’m often the centre of curiosity and judgment.

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  • oceans8 Kahaani Chor Chor Ki: What If Ocean’s 8 Were an Indian TV Soap?

    Meet Debjaani Sagar, the homegrown version of Debbie Ocean from Ocean’s 8. With her gang of desi girls, she’s attempting the heist of the decade in a caper filled with shapeshifting mosquitoes, revenge plots, and reincarnations.

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  • No More #Wanderlust: Why My Obsession with Travel Became a Bad Trip

    Discovering travel in my early 20s was truly a great thing. It allowed me to see beyond the confines of culture, tradition, food, and gender, but after a decade of globetrotting, the places, the people, and the people of the places, all start to feel like carefully curated prototypes of each other.

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  • football Lionel Messi: Argentina Ka Sachin Tendulkar

    When Sachin didn’t do well, the Indian team would invariably fold like a pack of cards, and the situation isn’t too different for Lionel Messi, Argentina’s all-time top goal scorer. When Messi has a quiet game, Argentina looks more disjointed than India’s finance ministry.

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  • pizzamuffins Easy Pizza Muffins Recipe

    Thank God It's Friday! Here's a fun recipe for Pizza Muffins to try over the weekend. Pair it with a beer for two days of cheer.

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  • father-in-law Suno Sasurjee: Scoring an Own Goal with My Father-in-Law Over FIFA

    The FIFA World Cup presented a golden opportunity to bond with my new father-in-law. Or so I thought. For the first time in my life, I watched a match at a geriatric club, in the company of vegetarian seekh kebabs and betting oldies.

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