POV

  • Vijender vs Zulpikar and the Return of Knockout Nationalism

    Rocky IV is coming to life, as Indian boxing champ Vijender Singh faces off with his Chinese counterpart Zulpikar Maimaitiali today.

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  • Khasmanu-kha! Cuss Like a Punjabi

    I find Punjabi gaalis to be as satisfying as cheating on my strict vegan diet with a generous helping of mac and cheese.

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  • The Bots Must be Crazy

    AI is to the 21st century what electricity was to the 19th. That is, cutting-edge tech that has the potential to rewire your neurons, and Silicon Valley giants Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk can’t see eye-to-eye.

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  • Nepotism Meet the Parents: The Nepotism Edition

    Star kids are the raw fuel on which the engine of Bollywood’s nepotism runs, but their parents are the oil that keeps the engine running along nice and smooth. Rishi Kapoor and Salim Khan are star examples.

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  • MithaliRaj The Anonymous Life of a Woman Sports Star

    Virat Kohli congratulated Mithali Raj by posting a picture of Punam Raut. In its brief life on social media, the post became a metaphor of our attitude toward woman athletes.

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  • AnilKumble Uncle Kumble vs the Brats in Blue

    Virat Kohli and his brat pack are exhibiting classic millennial behaviour. They don’t want to be chided for their behaviour, they don’t want to be told what to do.

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  • MakeSachinPatrioticAgain-SachinTendulkar Make Sachin Patriotic Again

    How do we get MP Sachin Tendulkar to attend Parliament? Maybe get some netas to go “Sachinnnn, Sachin! Saachinnnn, Sachin!” every time he makes an entry.

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  • A League of Unorthodox Gentlemen

    Kuldeep Yadav, who, like Steve Smith at the other end of the 22 yards, is a much-needed aberration in the game of cricket because he keeps a niche craft alive.

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  • 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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  • CapitulismintheAgeofYogiAdityanath “Capitulism” in the Age of Yogi Adityanath

    What are we to do in the face of the epic monstrosity of man? Collectively capitulate to the horror unfolding all around. The option is too terrible to contemplate.

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