POV O Gore Gore: What It Means to be a Fair-Skinned Man in India
Living as a fair-skinned man in India is bit of a head-start, but can lead to some pretty awkward moments. As a child, I was repeatedly cast as the only girl in a play at a boy’s school, and in Hyderabad, a man who wanted to take a picture with me, asked me, “Which country?”Add to list
Humour Dear BJP, Please Fire the Designers of NaMo Merchandise
If we’re to believe the avant-garde designers of the NaMo Merchandise, the fashion trend that is going to take 2019 by a storm is unfulfilled election promises in hues of saffron and deep blue. I’d dare Govinda to wear this.Add to list
Humour Inside One of Delhi’s World-Famous Cow Hostels
In the year 2025, PG hostels for our treasured dairy cows have been established throughout Haryana and Delhi. But what are the conditions really like in these boving living quarters? We visit the Working Gaumata Hostel and investigate.Add to list
Humour Why Stop at the Philip Kotler Award? Give Modi the Wright Brothers Travel Blogger Prize Already
Why are we ranting over the Philip Kotler Presidential Award given to PM Modi? I believe we do not appreciate him enough. And whether we award him another term or not, we should felicitate him with more prizes like the Wright Brothers Travel Blogger Prize and The Bol Bachchan Award for Eloquence.Add to list
Bollywood Why Cheat India Review: A Movie More Flawed than Our Education System
From the broad strokes that Why Cheat India paints, there’s no doubt that the film barely makes an effort to posses some intelligence. According to its understanding of education, all rich students have no brains, and all smart students are poor.Add to list
Love and Sex My Ex-Box Dilemma: What Should We Do with Gifts from Girlfriends Past?
I stumbled upon my “break-up box” and hidden in it were a few love letters and all the memories of my high-school romance. I wondered if I should still keep the mementos? Or try to send them off on their way, “Mera kuch saaman” style?Add to list
Humour #5YearChallenge: Karnataka MLAs Want to Be Hidden in a Las Vegas Resort By 2024
Upset that they have to spend a vacation in Gurugram, several Karnataka BJP leaders revolted against their party leadership on Friday. They’ve challenged the BJP to move them to a luxury resort by 2024.Add to list
Pop Culture Is Glass the Second Coming of M Night Shyamalan?
About 17 years ago, Unbreakable, the first film in M Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy, earned him serious Hollywood cred as an auteur – cred that he lost after the debacle of films like The Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender. Will Glass, the finale of the trilogy, that began with his best work, be his redemption?Add to list
Kumbh, Uncensored Holy Encounters of the Third Kind
In a sea of saffron, it’s the yellows, pinks, and purples that stand out. At the holy Kumbh, where religion is a spectacle, the transgender sadhvis of the Kinnar Akhara play along.Add to list
Politics A 1,200-page Charge Sheet for Shouting Slogans! Is Kanhaiya Kumar India’s Most Dangerous Man?
It took three years to charge sheet Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, who’d organised a rally condemning the death of Afzal Guru – but only six months to charge sheet Afzal Guru. Get ready India, for a new form of terrorism, where militants enter our country strapped with polarising opinions and unleash them in a crowded market.Add to list
People 34 Days and Counting: How We All Have Failed the Trapped Meghalaya Miners Though the half-hearted response of the Meghalaya government in organising rescue operations for the miners trapped in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya is appalling, let’s not hold the politicians to a higher standard. Our apathy cannot be ignored; in fact, it only highlights the disregard we have for the lives of the poor in our country. Add to list