Pop Culture Last Day, Last Show: With Chandan Cinema Gone, Is This the End of Mumbai’s Affair With Single-Screens?
If you truly want to know what a Mumbai crowd is like there are only a few places you should go to: Wankhede Stadium or Chandan Cinema. But soon Chandan will give way for a shopping mall and a multiplex, with its history and unique stories being lost to time.Add to list
POV Hampi Vandalism: What Thrills Do Indians Get By Destroying Public Property?
The video from Hampi is evidence that nothing unites Indians like a bit of good old-fashioned vandalism. And it's not just the monuments on which we want to (literally) leave our mark. Remember when passengers on the Tejas Express damaged its entertainment screens, stole the headphones, and tore the seats?Add to list
POV Mumbai’s Strange New Year Tradition: Chokeslamming an Old Man’s Effigy and Setting Him Ablaze
As the end of 2018 is upon us, I think I’ll give year-end parties a miss. This year, I’ll go back to celebrating how we used to – by setting ablaze an effigy in the shape of an old dude and Santa’s mask, that represents the year gone by. This uniquely Mumbai-Goa tradition is our version of the Burning Man.Add to list