Pop Culture Drishyam 2 Review: Mohanlal’s Georgekutty Makes Us Pray that He Gets Away with Murder
Drishyam 2 is a convincing sequel and once again Georgekutty’s Mohanlal does everything he can to shield his family. We see a vulnerable side of the classic criminal mind. The film’s climax can be underwhelming but that doesn’t stop you from rooting for GK and his family with as much vigour as you did earlier.Add to list
Humour Dear Kareena, We Have So Many Baby Names for You. You Must Have Another One
Oh Bebo, you might not know it yet but we’ve already named your second baby Aurangzeb. Lucky you. We mostly tell women whom they should marry, but you get a special privilege. We are here to tell you what you should name your newborn.Add to list
Love and Sex A Different Kind of Threesome: The Joy of Being a “Kabab Mein Haddi”
For some people, nothing screams single like voluntary third-wheeling, or hanging with couple friends. But, for a commitment-phobic 22-year-old, there’s nothing more convenient than living vicariously through your friends’ relationships.Add to list
POV My Rich Friends Want Epic Weekends, I Want to Pay Rent
People like me sweat the small stuff, while my investment banker friends worry about how to make an epic weekend. Your Saturday-Sundays then become the equivalent of a Bhansali film. You look forward to having a great time but end up feeling massively ripped off and questioning your life choices.Add to list
Social Commentary Why Read a Book When Instagramming It Will Do the Job for You?
While my Amma tried to get me to love reading, I developed a passion for being seen with books. On Instagram, I found such people in hordes, posing with coffee mugs, colourful markers, blank notepads, and expensive gadgets with captions like, “A book is to heart what poop is to pee.”Add to list
Social Commentary I’m an Indian and Being Overworked AF is My Duty
The average Indian between the ages of 20 and 34 works 52 hours a week. That is 30 per cent more than the mythical 40-hour work week that the goras seem to have. What’s more, this is not exceptional, it’s the mean. It’s what’s expected, it’s the norm.Add to list
Social Commentary What Separates the Stories of Abhinandan Varthaman and Kargil’s K Nachiketa?
During the Kargil War, IAF pilot K Nachiketa was shot down and taken prisoner by Pakistani forces, just like Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was during the Balakot airstrike. The two episodes are separated not just by two decades, but by a sea change in the attention they have received and the reactions of the public.Add to list
Bollywood Ranjish Hi Sahi: How Sad Bollywood Songs Make Life Bearable
I inherited my mother’s love for sad songs. One can be happy for other people, but one cannot associate with that happiness. Sadness is more universal. When Guru Dutt laments, “Tang aa chuke hain kashmakash-e-zindagi se hum”, his kashmakash, the paradox of life, isn’t just love, it is everything.Add to list
Modern Family “My Son’s First Smile!” Is Instagramming Your Baby As Harmless As You Think?
Sharing (mostly oversharing) the joys and challenges of parenthood and documenting every bit of your children’s lives online is now a social norm. Parents at it are called sharenters, and the act, sharenting.Add to list
Debt Bhai Debt
What if India’s biggest financial scandals were reimagined as an evergreen '90s comedy sitcom? Arré presents "Debt Bhai Debt", a complete family entertainer, starring an A-list cast of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya, and Lalit Modi. Best watched in 240p.Add to list
Gender “Wife No Object”: This HC Ruling on “Skewed Patriarchy” Should Be Required Reading in Every Home
Refusing to grant leeway to a man who attacked his wife for not making tea, which led to her death, the Bombay High Court said, “A wife is not a chattel or an object. Marriage ideally is a partnership based on equality.” Sadly, this idea of the wife being the husband’s property is all too common in India.Add to list