Politics The Art of Political Name-Calling: 2019 Ka Shakuni Kaun?
Dissing the opposition with gaalis is what our politicians do for a living; this is the lot that termed the PM a “maut ka saudagar” and Rahul Gandhi a “nali ka keeda”. But the Indian political insult acquires maximum effect when paired with the Mahabharata and Ramayana – hence a range of Bhasmasuras and Surpanakhas.Add to list
Social Commentary Are Celebrity Nannies, Like Taimur’s, Finally Getting Their Due?
Taimur’s nanny Savitri, fondly called Nanny Ali Khan, has turned into a mini-celeb herself. Nannies, who were until now relegated to the kitchen if there was a gathering at home, are now in the public eye. If nothing else, there is at least, an acknowledgement of their labour.Add to list
People Farewell, Alyque Padamsee, the Original Mad Man of Mumbai
Alyque Padamsee donned many hats: Actor, theatre director, ad-man. In the Mad Men-like world of Indian advertising in the ’80s and ’90s, Padamsee was the masala version of Don Draper. The man who gave us the “Liril girl” was nothing short of a god in advertising.Add to list