• Breaking the Creep’s Code

    Every day, some red-blooded young man asks me on social media, “How are you?” I count the number of messages it will take before he asks if I want to have “hot sex” with him.

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  • The Stoic Struggle of Being Gautam Gambhir

    If we were to write the history of Indian cricket up until now, Gautam Gambhir should be mentioned in the first paragraph. He belongs alongside CK Nayudu, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and MS Dhoni for being our most cold-blooded killer.

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  • Why We Must Thank Mira Nair for PK Dubey

    With Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair breathed life into Delhi on celluloid more than 15 years ago. And even today, Nair’s eccentric, marigold-chewing PK Dubey remains unforgettable.

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  • MahinderWatsa Why Does India Discuss its Sex Life with a 92-year-old Stranger?

    India’s favourite agony uncle Dr Mahinder Watsa’s unparalleled following is an averment to the reigning curiosity among the youth living in a society that fails to recognise sex as an indispensable facet of human lives.

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  • HarveyWeinstein Does Harvey Weinstein Signal the End of Mad Men?

    Men like Harvey Weinstein may be crawling out of the woodwork, but the good news is the trickle may soon stop. We might soon be done with the Mad Men generation as they approach their twilight years.

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  • AarushiTalwar Aarushi Case and the Fault in Our Police Force

    In our increasingly cosmopolitan cities, where archaic psyches cohabit with urban mindsets, we urgently need a police force that understands the world the Talwars once occupied.

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  • MAMI Humans of MAMI

    Every October, an arsenal of wide-eyed, mostly broke, fully sleep-deprived film buffs flocks to the MAMI Film Festival. For them, A is for Akira Kurosawa, B is for Bela Tarr, C is for the Coen Brothers.

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  • ChennaiSmoking Back Off Chennai, Let a Lady Smoke in Peace

    In Chennai, I have to pay 200 rupees at a posh café, every time I want to smoke a 16-rupee cigarette. Not that chauvinism doesn’t exist in other Indian cities, but it is especially pronounced in my home city.

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  • DomesticResponsibilities My Bai, My Bae

    Lalita isn’t my bai; she is my bae. Women like Lalita empower privileged women like us by taking over domestic responsibilities and cutting out all the scutwork we should be doing.

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  • Travelling A Millennial’s Honest Travel Diary

    For my generation, travelling has become the catalyst that we believe will magically propel us toward enlightenment. It’s essentially the millennial version of the tree Siddhartha sat under to become Gautam Buddha.

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