Pop Culture Why You Should Be Binge-Watching Barry, the Profound Emmy-Winning Crime-Comedy
Bill Hader’s Barry isn’t refreshing because of how casually it reverses all the crime-thriller tropes but because of how cleverly it employs them. The show’s best laughs arise from the fact that many of its protagonists view the business of killing as just another job.Add to list
Pop Culture Couch, Meet Potato: Where Can You Find 2018’s Biggest Emmy-Winning Shows?
Discovering new shows is the millennial equivalent of a day at Disneyland. What’s better than discovering that most of this year’s Emmy-winning shows are already sitting on your Hotstar Premium account, just waiting for some love?Add to list
Pop Culture Washing a Laptop and Other Gems on Indian TV: What Are Our Daily Soap Writers Smoking?
In a clip from an Indian soap that recently went viral, a couple is seen having a lovers’ tiff. Nothing unusual here other than the fact that they were fighting while falling off the cliff. Because when you are the top-rated TV show, who cares for physics?Add to list
Pop Culture Bigg Boss, Jersey Shore, and the Universal Appeal of Trashy Reality TV
The concept of cramming a bunch of oddballs into a house and filming the fuckery is not exclusive to Bigg Boss. It’s a tried-and-tested reality formula, and it always works. You may consider it low-brow and yet you’ll consume it, as I learned when I discovered Jersey Shore.Add to list
Pop Culture 14 Years of How I Met Your Mother: We Need to Talk About Barney
Despite Barney Stinson’s effortless smoothness with women, he hated them. How can a womaniser hate women, you ask? If you think about it, misogyny is inextricably linked with men like Barney, because how else do you instantly reduce women to mere conquests?Add to list
Pop Culture Are the Emmys the Most Boring of All Award Functions?
Award ceremonies have long been criticised for being self-indulgent affairs, designed by the rich, white, and famous – for the rich, white, and famous. If the Emmys this year, defined by its snubs, were any evidence, there’s still a long way to go before that changes.Add to list
Pop Culture Inside Jack Ryan's Phone
Security breach! We've infiltrated Jack Ryan's phone.Add to list
Pop Culture Quiz: How Jack Ryan Are You?
On a scale of spending your days monitoring transactions to saving the world, how Jack Ryan are you? Take our quiz to find out.Add to list
What's Up With... What's Up With India's Navel Obsession?
It's no secret that Indians have long been smitten by the humble navel. But in the age of internet porn, why are navels still so titillating? And exactly how did this unique obsession begin?Add to list
Pop Culture A Song of Ice and Fire and Global Warming
Game of Thrones, this rollercoaster of tits and dragons that we’ve been riding for the last few years, is a veiled allegory about the threat of climate change.Add to list