Pop Culture Quiz: How Jack Ryan Are You?
On a scale of spending your days monitoring transactions to saving the world, how Jack Ryan are you? Take our quiz to find out.Add to list
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It's no secret that Indians have long been smitten by the humble navel. But in the age of internet porn, why are navels still so titillating? And exactly how did this unique obsession begin?Add to list
Humour Bigg Boss Extended by 6 Months So Anup Jalota Can Sing Second Verse of “Aisi Lagi Lagan”
Bigg Boss participants refuse to perform tasks until Anup Jalota sings more than seven words without getting distracted. Sponsors too have threatened to pull out if singer doesn’t finish the bhajan.Add to list
Social Commentary What’s Your Personal Brand on Social Media? A Feminist, Liberal, or Conservative?
In 2018, we don’t introduce ourselves on the internet. Instead, we ration our emotions, perfect our personalities, and assemble our opinions so we can sell ourselves as a faultless commodity. We create a brand of ourselves and then spend all our energy in selling the best versions of ourselves to people on the internet.Add to list
Politics What Do the Mountains of Himachal Hide? A Simmering Caste Problem
The murder of Dalit rights activist Kedar Singh Jindan in Himachal’s Sirmaur district, is a sign that the state has callously looked over its casteism for decades. It’s a problem that gets subsumed by a narrative of glittery mountains and wonderment.Add to list
Humour Baba Ramdev Makes Patanjali Petrol at ₹35; Powerful Enough to Launch Chandrayaan-2
Patanjali has created a new “miracle” product that will not only act as a cheaper substitute for petrol, but can also be used as gomutra, fairness cream, and lubricant.Add to list
Humour Confessions of an Intern: Workplace Rules that No One Tells You About
The rules written all over your office walls or the eager instructions sent out by HR in emails matter little. What’s important are the unspoken rules framed by your colleagues: Never leave your lighter unattended, office chairs are not public property, and the AC remote can turn into a weapon of mass destruction.Add to list
Grub Goodies For Ganpati
Modak ke bina kya aayega Ganeshotsav kaa maza? Damian D'souza takes up the modak challenge as Seema Tungare steams up some goodies for Ganpati.Add to list
Bollywood Manmarziyaan Review: The Bollywood Love Triangle, Redefined
Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan is both a manifesto of modern love and a statement against Bollywood's unrealistic portrayal of love triangles. Aided by smart writing and affecting performances, the film subverts the nice guy trope and squashes the idea of the one true love.Add to list
Culture When Ganpati Came Without Abs and ₹260 Crore Insurance Cover
The Ganesh festival started as a well-intentioned social movement, but has now turned into a game of political one-upmanship and misplaced pride. Now every suburb has a Raja with a hefty insurance cover and the size of every idol is a reflection of the corporator’s ego.Add to list
Bollywood The Manmarziyaan of India’s Many Small-Town Rumis The plot of Manmarziyaan is a story as old as time. It’s also a narrative that spans the breadth of mohallas across India where countless Rumis let go off their pehla pyaar and marry a stranger. Rumi is that woman discussed in hushed whispers in every small town. Add to list