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What’s Up With India’s Bhabhi Obsession?
In the first of our "What's Up With" series, we explore India's fascinating bhabhi-devar relationship. Why is "bhabhi" one of India's most searched porn keywords and what’s behind the popularity of shows like "Bhabhi ji Ghar par Hai"? The answer goes further back in time than you'd imagine.Add to list
What’s Up With India’s Sudden Lynching Obsession?
The sharp rise in #lynchings in India, and the details that have emerged following the Hapur exposé, are cause for alarm. How have we suddenly adopted this reputation for mob justice in 2018? And how do we stop it?Add to list
What’s Up with India’s Homophobia
As the Supreme Court prepares to take up the contentious Section 377, we look back at India's relative tolerance to homosexuality, and attempt to figure where it all went wrong. Turns out we have another thing to thank the British for...Add to list
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
What’s Up With India’s Hindutva Pop Obsession?
From India's hinterland comes a new music sensation, where popular songs are painted saffron. In the run-up to India's general elections, we're asking: What's Up With India Obsession with "Hindutva pop"?Add to list
What’s Up With India’s Suhaag Raat Obsession?
If there's one thing Indians know how to do well, it's the shaadi. And it all builds up to the hallowed first night -- with kesar doodh and a literal bed of roses. Stay with us through the big night, as we ask: What's Up With India's Suhaag Raat Obsession?Add to list