Gender Why Do India’s Successful Women Shy Away from the Feminist Tag?
From Smriti Irani to Kareena Kapoor, there’s no greater irony than successful women in the public eye shying away from the word “feminism” as if it were something toxic. To say you believe in equality but aren’t a feminist is like ordering Jain chicken – it may make sense to you, but it defies logic.Add to list
Sports United They Fall: The Misery that Comes with Supporting Man U
Manchester United has 99 problems, and football is just one of them. While failures off the pitch are behind closed doors, the visible culmination of it all takes the form of poor performances on the ground. As a fan, watching the entire spectacle at Manchester United is more heartbreaking than the entire run of This Is Us.Add to list
Bollywood Namaste England Review: 2007 Called, Even They Don’t Want this Film Back
In Namaste England, Parineeti Chopra plays a UK-sexual. She abandons her husband, an expressionless Arjun Kapoor, to leave for London with a random man who can provide her citizenship. Nobody has said “Fuck it, I’m off to London” in such a rush since Vijay Mallya.Add to list
Social Commentary I’m a Nihilist! Get Me Out of Here
Reading nihilist posts began as a joke, but soon they became an escape. I started believing that it did not matter if I stopped existing. But how the hell did I get here?Add to list
POV Sabarimala Protests: Are You a “True Devotee” If You Violently Keep Women Away?
Despite the Supreme Court order that allows women devotees to enter the Sabarimala Temple, they’ve been greeted with vicious attacks and stone-pelting. Who are these “real devotees” of Ayyappa, who believe in their religious rights without considering the constitutional rights of others?Add to list
Grub Dhokla Crostini Recipe
Put a spin on your regular old Dhokla by topping it with a sweet, sour and spicy tomato chutney.Add to list
Music Allah aur Bhagwan: Rashid Miyan ki Ram Lila
#ArreEarworm: On #Dusshera, we meet Rashid Qureshi who has been singing in Mathura's Ram Lila for almost four decades.Add to list
Gender The Power of Women’s Anger in the Age of Me Too
Since last October, collective female rage has brought down big men – predators with power, men who have been exploiting women for years. Men like Harvey Weinstein and MJ Akbar. But will this persist? Will the world we occupy allow our anger to have power?Add to list
Politics What Will We Remember ND Tiwari For?
As a freedom fighter and one-time power player, ND Tiwari’s legacy would be memorable enough by itself. Unfortunately, back-to-back scandals at the denouement of his political career have also ensured a more salacious version of Tiwari’s life will live on in public memory.Add to list
Pop Culture TikTok: One Person’s Cringe Is Another One’s Cool
The new video-sharing app TikTok hosts everything from the simple, to the bizarre, to the extremely fucking weird. It’s an avenue to another India, populated by those from a different economic, social, and cultural environment as people like us. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter, TikTok is for everyone.Add to list
Gender The Decline of “Aunty Feminists”: Why Feminism Needs an Update in a Post-Me Too World The rage-fuelled few weeks of India’s #MeToo moment, are the cathartic blowing of the lid of collective pent-up aggression. Now that we’ve examined male behaviour across the spectrum of awfulness, where do we go from here? Add to list