Politics No Ball: If Attacks Like Pulwama Continue, Imran Khan Can Kiss “Naya Pakistan” Goodbye
If Imran Khan is serious about redefining Pakistan, now is the time to show his mettle as a leader. Claiming he has more important things to do than worry about martyred soldiers in Kashmir is not a great illustration of good international relations, but committing to bring the terrorists to task would be a good next step.Add to list
Bollywood Looking for a Sushil, Sanskari, Non-Toxic Bollywood Hero
Hindi cinema hasn’t completely disregarded the need for healthy male leads. Toxic protagonists are still seen as rule breakers – as underdogs who can win against the system and evoke sympathy. But a handful of films, like Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, October, and even Muqaddar Ka Sikandar have tried to change that.Add to list
Humour Ek Aur Ladoo Se Mar Nahi Jaoge! Why Do Indian Hosts Always Overfeed Their Guests?
Every lunch, chai, and dinner invite to an Indian household unfolds in just one way: You are offered 15 dishes and when you manage to croak, “Hey, I can’t finish all of this,” everyone laughs. You put your hand on top of your plate to avoid an avalanche of more food and feel the steaming hot chhole being ladled on your hand itself.Add to list
Humour Cobrapost Fails to Sting Salman Khan Over Paid Tweets; Bhai Says He Doesn’t Believe in Scripts
“I think it is laughable that Cobrapost journalists even thought that Bhai would follow a script,” said a director who has done a number of projects with Bhai. “Whether it is Twitter, commercials, films, flight announcements, or even court, nobody tells Salman what to say or do.”Add to list
Social Commentary Why Do We Never Call Out Bigotry Within Our Families?
As woke millennials, it’s our duty to speak to our friends about consent, to call out their misogyny. But rarely do we direct this sense of purpose toward our own family. We never call out that bigoted cousin or the proudly homophobic parent.Add to list
POV Pulwama Attack: When Did Peace Become Such a Loaded, Dirty Word?
In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the distinction between sympathising with terrorists and hoping that peace will prevail has become increasingly blurry for those infected with a taste for vengeful retribution. At this point, someone could advocate a nuclear war and they’d receive a warmer reception than a person calling for peace.Add to list
POV Bass Itna Sa Khwaab Hai: The Pleasures of a Life With Small Ambitions
My friends work their bums off to get a house or a vehicle or a ration card registered in their name to feel like independent adults. But independence to me is the general compartment ticket of Indian Railways that doesn’t have my name on it, but still allows me to commute between two far-off stations.Add to list
Tathaastu Tathaastu - Your Craziest Wish Is Our Command Trailer
It takes a bunch of crazy people to make your craziest wishes come true. Welcome to the weirdest startup in the world: Tathaastu - Your Craziest Wish Is Our Command. Episode 1 releases Feb 20 on Arré and MX PlayerAdd to list
Bollywood Apna Time Aayega: What Privileged India Needs to Learn from Gully Boy’s Shabdon Ka Jwala
Gully Boy’s characters — not just Murad, but all the angry, hopeful, listless, fighting, restless people that crowd his world — refuse to be silenced or ignored. They don’t speak “our” language, but by God, they’ll have their say.Add to list
Humour Vande Bharat Express Reaches Destination With CCTV Cameras, Lights Intact; Railways Start Investigation
On its maiden trip to Varanasi from Delhi, Vande Bharat Express was not left damaged. There were no attempts to steal the fixtures, or break the windows. This behaviour has flummoxed Railways officials who have begun an investigation into the matter.Add to list