Bollywood Kiss and Tell: Between NickYanka, Virushka, and DeepVeer, Who Wins the Instagram PDA Competition?
The rules of love have changed; competitive social media PDA is the order of the day. Celebrity couples are leading the charge with the most perfect kiss and the warmest hug. But who are the King and Queen of Insta-love? Nickyanka, DeepVeer, or Virushka?Add to list
POV What About Work Kalchar? What Does Bengal Do With So Many State Holidays?
As most of the country grumped their way to work on Monday, West Bengal enjoyed a long weekend to mark Saraswati Puja. After the rampant trade unionism during the Left Front era, Bengali work culture now faces a new challenge — a festive calendar that gets longer and more complicated every year.Add to list
Politics Modi vs Priyanka, the Power-Dressing Edition: Why Does What Our Netas Wear Matter?
Congress rivals have already begun taking sexist potshots at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s “chocolatey face”. But for those of us without political inclinations, her appearance allows us to talk about how power fashion just got an interesting twist in the Indian political arena.Add to list
Politics Didi VS CBI: Why India Should Not Take Mamata Banerjee and her Mahagathbandhan Lightly
Mamata Banerjee is all prepped for the big fight at the Centre. She has set herself up as the face of the anti-BJP team. And if her dharna in Kolkata is any proof, she has arrived on the national scene.Add to list
Animals What’s More Shocking than the Killing of 16 Pups in Kolkata? The Killers Have Supporters
Two students from a medical college in Kolkata killed 16 puppies and paraded their carcasses for all to see, as some kind of a trophy. But what probably makes the incident even more disturbing, is that the people who are justifying the murder are as vocal as those condemning the act.Add to list
Politics How the Citizenship Bill Might Backfire for the BJP in the Northeast Ahead of the 2019 Polls
The Citizenship Amendment Bill aims to protect Hindu migrants and by extension keep out Muslims. But the BJP government’s one-size-fits all vision might not work for the Northeast, where locals do not want “outsiders”, irrespective of what religion they belong to.Add to list
POV Is Botox to a 40-year-old, What a Bikini Wax Is to a 25-year-old?
I do not hold a high-profile, high-maintenance job. And I am certainly not a star who needs to look radiant every single day. I’m an average, middle-class woman in her 40s. Am I still eligible for that botox shot?Add to list
Pop Culture From Sulu to Mrs Maisel: The Middle-Aged Star is Born
Rose Weissman from The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and humari Sulu are cut from the same cloth as Simi of Andhadhun. This sisterhood of formidable women are giving the world a taste of the wild, wacky, disturbingly dark, and irreverent inner lives of older ladies.Add to list
Politics Maa, Mati, Mangsho: Lessons for the BJP on Why You Shouldn’t Tell a Bengali Voter What to Eat
In Bengal, food is the only religion that matters. And in the current scheme of things, Mamata Banerjee is the head priestess at the altar of this all-powerful reigning deity. If the BJP wants to make inroads in the state, it needs to understand that trying to tell a Bengali what he should eat for lunch is a terrible idea.Add to list