• MyNot-So-WickedStepmother-Family My Not-So-Wicked Stepmother

    My stepmom was family-oriented and I was aloof. We didn’t know each other well enough to let our differences be. But what saved us in the end, oddly, was my baby stepbrother.

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  • Haryana Two Deaf Lovers & a Caste System: A Story from Haryana

    Sushil Mahla and Neelam Rani are hearing- and speech-impaired, but are grateful for their disablities. In Haryana, their relationship wouldn’t have transcended the fiercely defended boundaries of caste had they been “normal”.

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  • Newton Chunaav Pe Charcha | An Election Reform Special

    Rajkummar Rao and Raghubir Yadav have come up with four ways to revamp the Indian democracy. One of them involves rum.

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  • Navratri Navratri And The Mating Dance Of The Gujarati

    Navratri, to me, is all about beautiful, reckless nights that are danced away in an ode to young love. And if young love is being advised to wear a condom by Sunny Leone, I think the Gujratis should thank her for doing their job.

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  • Finding Feni

    Feni is despised by urbane India with a hatred reserved for warm beer and cold tandoori rotis. But tell them it’s tequila and watch the shots flow. Perception is a bitch.

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  • Dear Mumbai, Your Spirit’s Lying in a Sewer

    A Delhi boy decrypts the “spirit of Mumbai”: Mumbaikars accept, with terrifying equanimity, that once every year they will wade home through the floods and watch their cars float away.

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  • Arre Sessions ft. Aarifah Rebello

    Singer-songwriter Aarifah Rebello takes centre stage this week on Arre Sessions!

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  • TheSecretLifeofanInstagramStar The Secret Life of an Instagram Star

    Instagram influencers live their lives in service to the camera, creating a “perfect life” that their followers can aspire to. Often, the line between fact and filter is blurred.

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  • Why Seinfeld Would Have Failed at Indian Stand-Up

    Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix special releases tonight. The man has been an inspiration to several budding comics, but would he have been written off as a fluff comic with no spine today?

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  • Cringe-Pop and the Case of Irony Gone Awry

    Omprakash Mishra is the perfect icon for a generation that enjoys everything ironically, where it is acceptable to be “so bad, it’s good”. Maybe it is time we retired irony and gave earnestness a chance.

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