POV Hasna Seekho: To All the Guys Who Made Us Laugh in this Time of Protests
As anti-CAA protests continue to rage on, at a time when everything seems, bleak, it’s the humour that’s kept many of us going. From tongue-in-cheek placards, stand-up routines, and internet memes, dissenters from the anti-CAA movement are finding a way to stay sane. For today, I recommend “Hum Kagaz (Filmy Version)” on Instagram.Add to list
Sports How Does a Fan Mourn the Tainted Legacy of Kobe Bryant?
If the NBA had rockstars, Kobe Bryant would be the Elvis of his generation. But a person’s worth cannot be judged solely by their professional accomplishments. In 2003, he was arrested for sexual assault. With his sudden death, Bryant leaves behind an uncomfortable and complicated legacy.Add to list
- Humour Kyu Hila Dala Na! #manvswild Add to list
Humour “Kitni Salary Hai?” Questions Indians Need to Stop Asking Strangers
All first introductions with neighbourhood aunties and uncles start innocuously with them interrogating you. “Shaadi hui? Love ya arranged?” “No kids yet? Why?” “Beta, what’s your salary?” These annoying personal questions are thrown at you as casually as Jasprit Bumrah bowls the yorker.Add to list
Humour Thank You Gwyneth Paltrow for Showing Us that Vaginas Make a Business Empire
In the last two years, Gwyneth Paltrow has turned her vagina into a lucrative business empire. Last week, she launched candles that smelled like her vagina. I wondered if she reads Rupi Kaur’s poetry to her lady parts. Does she have meaningful conversations with it over sips of Kombucha because god dammit, I want to do it too.Add to list
Fashion “Hair is Everything”: When Your Husband Has a Better Mop Than You
In our society, lustrous, supple strands still remain a source of pride for women. It even prompted the brilliant Maya Angelou to assert that “A woman’s hair is her glory.” But when what was once your crowning glory ends up getting relegated to the shadow of your husband’s, I must confess it does take some getting used to.Add to list
POV For My Mother, the Biggest Indian Festival of All Was Republic Day
The Republic Day Parade celebrates the Constitution, itself an expression of the spirit of our country and its diversity – of dances and songs, physical features, historical characters and incidents; the countless stories that make up this glorious republic.Add to list
- Humour Hihi Hihi Stop It Please #DelhiElections2020 Add to list
Social Commentary A Republic Day Reminder: The Constitution is our Greatest Liberal Point of Reference
As we step into our 71st year as republic, and witness the elaborate Republic Day parade, we must ask: What does the Constitution mean to us today? As a wave of anti-CAA demonstrations and gatherings ebbs and flows across the country today, the popularity of the Preamble to the Constitution as a tool of protest has revived. But will it last?Add to list
Humour What’s to Love About the “Love Ghatkopar” or “I Love Mankhurd” Signs in Mumbai?
Modelled on the famous “I amsterdam” sign and the iconic “I Love NY” logo, a number of similar signs are the latest additions to the list of Mumbai’s cultural hotspots. There’s an “I Love Lokhandwala” sign lighting up a giant gutter in Andheri and an “I Love Juhu” sign illuminating the place where you will die in traffic.Add to list
Bollywood From Bollywood’s Boldest Star to Big Mouth: What Do We Do About Kangana Ranaut?
Kangana Ranaut’s latest release Panga stands overshadowed by the theatrics on display during her film promotion on Thursday. Ranaut said that senior lawyer Indiria Jaising should be thrown in jail along with the 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts for suggesting that they be pardoned. For an actor who has carefully pitched herself as the champion of feminism, her comments against Jaising are deeply misogynistic.Add to list