Nimisha Misra

Nimisha Misra

Nimisha likes ditching plans, drinking coffee and talking about Maynard James Keenan. She spends her free time silently judging everything and brushing her bitch face off as PMS.

  • Vernacular V for Vernac, P for Proud

    Being a vernac or an immigrant isn’t a disability. It’s a skill set and we belong wherever we end up.

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  • GuruDutt The Melancholic Majesty of Guru Dutt

    In the history of Indian cinema, there have been many definitions of masculinity, but few are as seductive as the brooding melancholic. And no one perfected that trope the way Guru Dutt did.

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  • Tattoo The Bhole Bums and Other Indian Inkheads

    As long as the sun will shine and millennials will want to “express themselves”, tattoo stereotypes will flourish. May the tribe of Bhole Bums and Infinity Warriors thrive.

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  • The Greatest Sex Toy Ever Made

    The guitar is an intimate instrument to play. You adjust to its rhythm, you pluck and coax out notes that sound like the moans of a lover in the heat of a charged moment.

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  • Border Border Bros: Bees Saal Baad

    J P Dutta's Border not only summarised for us the five kinds of soldiers we saw protecting our battlefields, but it also predicted the role of cyber soldiers – men who protect our social-media feeds today.

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  • Anne Frank in the Time of 13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is the second diary of a teenager that has affected me as profoundly as Anne Frank’s. Prima facie, their arcs are similar, even though one is fiction.

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  • Fitbit Your Fitbit is Making You Fat

    Personal accounts of Fitbit users state that the device has made them fatter. How? Well, for every 10,000 steps they complete, these reward-driven users gorge on junk food as if it is their last meal.

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  • TheRiseofthePlanetofNiceGuys The Rise of the Planet of Nice Guys

    When a “nice guy” turns sour, what he is actually upset about is the loss of a hypothetical future he assumed he had with you.

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  • HumansofBieber-JustinBieber Humans of Bieber

    If you weren’t at Justin Bieber’s concert yesterday, you should be dying of FOMO. You missed out on some bad lip-synching, a low-energy performance, and these human specimens.

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  • RamGopalVarma The Slow Descent of Ram Gopal Varma

    As Sarkar 3 readies for release, it’s time to investigate what is up with RGV. Is he a modern-day shit-talking, raving seer? Or has he turned into a character from one of his films?

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  • TheSilverLiningsofMyBad-DateBook-DatingDisasters The Silver Linings of My Bad-Date Book

    Bad dates teach us lessons about our wants. By the simple logic of mathematics, the more you know about what you don’t want, the closer you are to figuring out what you want.

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  • Pride and Pedicures

    Beauty parlours in small-town India were a refuge for women, where they walked in and shed everything, from their clothes to centuries of inhibition. But the advent of big, branded salons has encroached upon that safe space.

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  • LoveintheTimeofName-DroppingMrquez-GabrielGarcaMrquez Love in the Time of Name-Dropping Márquez

    Before reading Gabriel García Márquez, I had no idea that one was allowed to write like that. I have lived a different life because I’ve read his books.

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  • Please Don’t Start the Music

    In the ’90s, a video of Sachin Tendulkar goofing around with Sonu Nigam would have been life-altering content for all of us. But unfortunately, it is 2017 and nothing is that sacred.

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  • LadyGagaMyMonsterMama Lady Gaga, My Monster Mama

    Lady Gaga, for me, will always be the one who saved me from turning into a pretentious snob. She helped me embrace my inner weirdo.

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  • TrappedintheCitiesThatAreDrivingUsCrazy Trapped in the Cities That Are Driving Us Crazy

    Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped goes to the heart of an inherent paranoia that cityfolk are programmed to feel. We run to these stories for the morbid fascination of possibility.

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  • ALoveLettertoNokia3310 A Love Letter to Nokia 3310

    The return of Nokia 3310 brings back memories of the simple days of ASL small talk and the game of Snake.

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  • Maharana Pratap’s Open Letter to the Producers Guild of India

    Where is my bloody movie? Yes I’ve had a television show and a few cringe-worthy patriotic films to my name, but I think that my life is dramatically apt for a biopic’s screenplay.

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  • Person of the Week: Melania Trump

    #FreeMelania has turned into a rally cry for protesters too lazy to join the Women’s March. Melania Trump is the hero that the internet deserves; she is our Person of the Week.

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  • Kaabil To Kaabil or Not to Kaabil? Psychick Predicts

    All the signs point to the Hrithik Roshan-Yami Gautam starrer generally not being a good idea.

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  • Sherlock Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Internet Hate

    Moffat and Gatiss have not betrayed the structure of Sherlock for as much as a second. In fact, their filmmaking traces all the steps of the humanisation of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • NewYearsEve-PartyForOne Party for One

    I’ve rung in multiple new years with screaming drunk strangers and people who’ve projectile-vomited at each other at 12. This year, I refuse to give in to the pressure to party.

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  • TheLongestComing-OutPartyEver-KaranJohar The Longest Coming-Out Party Ever

    KJo, sweetheart, maker of fantastic movies and manipulator of NRI nostalgia, please stop. We know you’re gay.

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  • Disney Oh Mickey, You’re So Fine

    In a tell-all interview, Mickey Mouse opens up about Walt Disney, the heyday of American animation, and the dark side of the dream.

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  • GetLitMrPrimeMinister-Modi-Coldplay-Arre Get Lit, Mr Prime Minister

    Modiji, you are cool AF, but you need to up your reference game. There was no need to throw Bob Dylan in the mix during the Coldplay concert.

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  • To Hillary, With Love

    Remember, Hillary, that even if you’d got the job, they’d have accused you of being on your period, or modelled a sex doll after you, or served dishes labelled after your anatomy.

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  • MyBrothersKeeper-Bhaidooj My Brother’s Keeper

    I’m grateful for my younger siblings every day and have anointed them my guardians. We were raised to be a team anyway, responsible for each other’s care and protection.

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  • LosingDory Losing Dory

    Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo got eight penguins Humboldt/Dory has passed, and our hearts have got a jolt

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  • The Election-Crazy Confused Desi

    The US election is actually a live-action rendition of Cowboys & Aliens. Our leaders should be inspired by the Americans, if they want millennials to bother about elections at home.

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