Features 5 Reasons that Make Amazon Prime Video’s Tandav a Political Drama Like No Other
Amazon Prime Video’s Tandav is worth all the hype. Watch it for Saif Ali Khan and its stellar cast, the parallel it draws to our political landscape, and the intriguing drama that sucks you in.Add to list
Humour The Deepest, Darkest, Realest Sexual Desires of Average Mumbaikars
The Mumbaikar has the strangest kinks that involve a bhutta, a fast train, and Lonavala’s Tiger Point.Add to list
POV You Never Forget Your First… Drink: A Tribute to the Daaru Addas of Our College Years
We’ve all had that adda. That neon sign flashing loud in the dingy street crawling with mice and drunk uncles. That dimly lit interior reeking of puke, heartbreak, and freedom, all at once. It amazes me to think about how one spot within four walls has witnessed so much of my life.Add to list
POV Mama’s Shawl, Papa’s Wallet… Is It Alright to Give Away Your Dead Parents’ Belongings?
Our loved ones live on in us and in our memories, but they also live on in the little and not-so-little things they leave behind. Discarding the things that belonged to my mother and father has been a wrestling match between sentimentality and practicality.Add to list
Gender Too Small, Too Bouncy, Or Sagging: Can Women Ever Stop Worrying About Their Breasts?
When my breasts first arrived, I didn’t quite know how to handle the sudden puberty-induced baggage. As they grew ambitiously in high school into the 36D terrain, I developed a hunch to make them less conspicuous. I thought I’d stop worrying about them in my 30s, but now we are fighting gravity together.Add to list
POV Mum + Dad + Beta + Beti: Why Are Indians Obsessed With the Idea of a “Complete Family”?
The minute a couple tie the nuptial knot, their relatives descend upon them and start demanding a baby. When they’ve had one, the family begins chasing them for the second one. Thank God for the “Hum do, humare do” slogans and overpopulation problems, or else this would continue ad infinitum.Add to list
First Person Not All PoWs Return Safe Like Abhinandan Varthaman: The Case of Captain Gurung
Captain Vijender Singh Gurung was captured by Pakistan during the 1971 war. He spent nearly 13 months in captivity. This is his story.Add to list
Grub It’s National Undhiyu Day. But Is the Hype Around this Gujju Version of Mix Veggies Worth It?
The average Gujju salivates at the very mention of undhiyu, hunger and childhood nostalgia kicking in at once. In a state famous for its dhokla, fafda, khakra, and khandvi, it is the haughty undhiyu that has a national day of its own. But is the hype worth it?Add to list
Social Commentary Jallikattu: A Tale of Bulls and Balls
Jallikattu is loved and revered for its excitement and aggression. The underlying sentiment is not that of love for the bull or for your Tamil identity – it was personal glory and a big boost to your masculinity.Add to list
POV Lahe Lahe Land and the Art of Laziness
People in Assam believe in lingering. We believe in slothful, listless days. Even months. Safe to say, years.Add to list
Gender Dear Indian Woman, Say Goodbye to Privacy, Freedom. Now They Want to Track Your Movements
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a system will be put in place where a working woman would have to register herself at the police station, and she will be tracked for her safety. Sounds straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale, doesn’t it?Add to list