Humour SOS! Can Gurgaon Handle a Beer Drought?
We’re already looking at a world where the changing climate might mean we’ll no longer be able to grow chocolate and avocado. Even worse, frequent droughts will reduce global barley production, which means our worst fears will be realised — the beer trap will run dry.Add to list
Social Commentary Why Feeling Jealous After Seeing Your Friend’s Instagram Post is a Good Thing
It’s impossible to witness the weddings of ultra-beautiful brides and grooms like #DeepVeer and #NickYanka, dressed in Sabyasachi and Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and not feel a spot of benign envy. Who doesn’t want a wedding at Lake Como with guests arriving in chartered planes?Add to list
Satire Sherry Jaisa Koi Nahin: Why Navjot Singh Sidhu Would Make a Great Prime Minister
I know that a spot in the commentary box is very different from the PM’s seat, but the skills that Navjot Singh Sidhu has picked up during his multifaceted and tenured career, can easily be transferred to the highest office in India.Add to list
Grub World Diabetes Day: Is an Indian Celebration Complete Without a Sugar Rush?
For Indians, our idea of expressing love and happiness hinges on cooking and sharing sugar-dunked delicacies. One of life’s greatest pleasures is enjoying piping hot gulab jamuns on a chilly winter night. How do we reconcile this with studies that have anointed sugar the sweet kiss of death?Add to list
Humour How Do You Get a Fireworks Show Without Lighting a Cracker? Just Watch the News
We might be looking at a fireworks-free Diwali, but who says you need crackers to make all the noise? The media stall is stocked with enough flashy CBI chakris, screeching RaGa rockets, shatteringly loud #MeToo bombs, and glittering #DeepVeerKiShaadi sparklers.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
POV Behold the WhatsApp Saviour, the Superhero Who Answers All Your Queries
Your day begins with scrambling for your phone. Your neighbour needs a basket for her cat. You send her the pet shop address. Mrs K is out of ideas for her son’s science project. You put your work side, google and send her links. Why can’t you stop yourself from responding to every query on WhatsApp or Facebook?Add to list
Humour Fitness Challenge, the PM Edition: How the Fight to 2019 Will Unfold
Rahul Gandhi challenges PM Modi to a debate, and the PM dares him to speak for 15 minutes without reading from notes. Bluster is an intrinsic part of politics, much like Truth or Dare, but played with one crucial twist – there is no truth here.Add to list