People A Working Mom is a “Soti Hui Sherni”. Don’t Mess With Her
I got schooled in mommy politics recently, where everything from potty-training to the number of classes you enrol your child in is competition. The sticky marsh where working moms are judged for not being involved enough.Add to list
Sports Why ICC Needs to Reconsider the Boundary Rule After Sunday’s Imperfect World Cup Final
To decide the winner of a cricket match on the basis of how the runs were scored, is to overlook the fundamental objective of the game – it is about scoring runs, not hitting more boundaries. If the two sides are level on runs, like England and New Zealand were on Sunday, clearing the fence more times than the other does not make one team better.Add to list
Sports World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, The Man Who Can Make Miracles Happen
With a performance that will go down in history in the World Cup final against New Zealand, England’s Ben Stokes infused ecstasy and euphoria befitting the occasion. The World Cup belonged to England. The World Cup belonged to Ben Stokes. And late last night, Stokes ascended to the cricketing pantheon.Add to list
Social Commentary Guru Poor-nima: Why Do Curious Students Upset Indian Teachers?
Indian students rarely ask questions, because in our schools, a “why” is never treated as an innocent question, but an open challenge to the authority of a teacher. We are all expected to be Eklavyas, ready to offer our thumbs to our gurus without doubting them.Add to list
Satire I’m Not An A$$hole, I Just Have a Blue Tick
Yeah, I’ve ended a few careers in my life. I mean, I won’t be so forward as to call myself an internet God or anything, but I do have a blue tick next to my name...Add to list
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Pop Culture 18 Years of Legally Blonde: Can We Finally Give the Criminally Underrated Reese Witherspoon Her Due?
In her speech after winning the Emmys for Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon spoke of how important it was to “bring women to the front of their own stories and make them the heroes of their own stories.” Eighteen years ago, that’s exactly what she did in Legally Blonde. Witherspoon’s Elle Woods embodied the unspoken rules of sisterhood.Add to list
Bollywood Super 30 Review: A Brownface Hrithik Roshan Fails in His Role as Anand Kumar
Hrithik Roshan’s rendition of Anand Kumar is basically playing a tanned version of Hrithik Roshan who has single-handedly murdered the Bihari accent. But Super 30’s biggest failure is as a biopic: We are told little about the genius mind of Anand Kumar, even though Roshan occupies almost every frame of the film.Add to list
Bollywood Has Kangana Ranaut Become the Bollywood Bully She Once Fought Against?
At the song launch of her upcoming film, Judgmentall Hai Kya, Kangana Ranaut took on an unsuspecting journalist and accused him of running a smear campaign against her. It’s unfortunate but the actress who was once applauded for being a bold outsider has turned into a tantrum-throwing diva.Add to list
Gender How Do You Deal With a Breach of Consent When It Comes from a Same-Sex Friend?
At some point during our undefined courtship, my friend’s attentions went from playful to predatory. I was touched in places I didn’t want to be touched. All the behaviour that would earn a male friend several swift kicks in the nads, possibly even a police complaint. But in the absence of a penis poking my anatomy, I didn’t know how to qualify my experiences as violations.Add to list
Sports Kane Williamson: The Monk Who Lost the Cup But Won Over World
The most natural reaction to losing the World Cup on a technicality would have been of excessive outrage. And no one could have held it against New Zealand captain Kane Williamson were he to be taken over by anguish. It stung deep, but not even an imminent heartbreak was enough for Williamson to get carried away.Add to list