Bhanuj Kappal

Bhanuj Kappal

Bhanuj Kappal writes about music, culture, and anti-nationals. After doing a bunch of odd jobs in the culture industry, he’s now decided to be a freelance journalist, and live at the mercy of newspapers’ accounts departments. Will write for food.

  • The Truth in Black & White

    Don’t worry, black people! This is how we treat everyone who is not a savarna Indian male.

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  • The Many Mogambos in My India

    The Uri attack has given us a peek into the Mogambo alter ego that lives inside a large swathe of our nation. And this bloodthirsty brigade has only thing on its mind: Nuke Pak.

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  • AirPods & Everything Else That’s Wrong with Apple

    Apple is a company that really deserves to die. And not just because of AirPods that cost ₹15,000.

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  • Resistance is Reborn

    The battle for India’s democratic ideals is not being fought in the offices of English newspapers. It is being fought at the level of grassroots movements around the country.

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  • Holy Cow and the Unholy Politics of Caste

    So much of the Hindu caste system’s hierarchies of oppression and slavery can be mapped onto the carcass of a dead cow.

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  • “Editorial, You’re F***ed”

    The reference to journalism as “content” implies that journalism isn’t about telling people things they need to know, but about grabbing as many eyeballs as possible.

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  • The SAD Truth about Punjab

    The state’s multiple crises – a consumptive drug problem, farmer distress – can hardly be brushed under the carpet by hacking a film that purports to show its reality.

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  • Why Appleism Must Die

    The dream of the internet as a transparent arena, where the individual had autonomy and power is dead. And I blame Apple for it.

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  • Taher Shah and the Rise of Cringe-Pop

    How does a video with petals, magic wands and a grown man wearing gender-ambiguous clothing, go viral? Shah’s “Angel” seems to pose more questions than answers.

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  • The Egypt Air Love Story

    The Egypt Air hijack will go down in history for blurring the line between humour and terror. Nobody was more confused than the journo, caught off-guard by the change in narrative.

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