Politics BJP and Trinamool Are Cut From the Same Cloth. So What Will Happen to a Bengal Looking for Change?
If exit polls are to be believed, the BJP is likely to improve its tally in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal. Some suggest a neck-and-neck fight between Trinamool and the BJP. But for those hoping for a change in the state, the two parties have more in common than they would like to admit.Add to list
Sports What Dutee Chand’s Coming Out Means for Indian Womanhood
Dutee Chand has come a long way: She’s won a fight against the sexist, transphobic practices of the International Olympic Committee. And now, she has come out as being in a same-sex relationship. The small-town athlete continues to challenge outdated notions of womanhood, just by being herself.Add to list
People The In-Betweeners: Millennials Who Aren’t Millennial Enough
We were born in the ’80s; and we’re millennials too. But we’re also the last generation to have actually known what life without internet and mobile phones looked like.Add to list
Modern Family Mere Paas “Maa-si” Hai: Do We Thank Our Almost-Mothers Enough?
Mothers are a separate species, the collective reason for a warm, comforting glow in the lives of so many of us. But after I lost my mother, I found pieces of her in other women in my life. Some of them look like her, some of them sound like her, and I realise that my mother continues to live and look after me through all these “maa-sis”.Add to list
Humour A Game of Thrones Ending for All Fans Who Take Themselves Too Seriously
How will the final battle for the Iron Throne play out? Between Jon Snow and Daenerys, we have no viable options left, and with just one episode to go, I’m aiming for the most improbable ending (I’m also expecting Kejriwal will become PM, so don’t take me all that seriously).Add to list
Pop Culture Kota Factory Review: A Mighty Ode to the 9-to-5 Conformists
Pop culture has led us to believe that the most intriguing stories are about people who go against the grain. But what about the majority, the 9-to-5 doers, mostly rejected as conformists? TVF’s Kota Factory offers refreshing evidence that life bristles just as mightily between the margins of accommodation as well.Add to list
Love and Sex Bill De Ke Dekho: The Definitive Guide to Picking the Tab on a Date
In the good ol’ days of dating, you could sass the guy simply with your amazing alcohol retention abilities. But now it’s no longer about you handling your malt like a pro. Can you handle the cheque like a pro?Add to list
Humour Losing My Vipassana Virginity
I spent 10 days at a vipassana centre, only to find out that I am a wannabe spiritualist. The path to equanimity, I soon discovered, is riddled with disappointment.Add to list
Bollywood De De Pyaar De Review: A Predictable Love Story that Should Have Made Tabu its Hero
Even though De De Pyaar De revolves around a 50-year-old man falling for a 26-year-old woman, it never quite addresses the peculiarities of being with someone from a different generation. It doesn't help that Ajay Devgn, used to playing heroes who are half-his age, plays Ashish with the attitude of a 30-year-old from Delhi.Add to list
Arré Sunte Ho! Game of Thrones Finale: Does Khaleesi Still Deserve the Throne?
We're two days away from one of the biggest pop-culture event of the year: The #GoT finale. In this week's podcast, we're asking: Does Khaleesi still deserve the throne? Jackie Thakkar sits down with Shreya Ramakrishnan and Dushyant Shekhawat to find out whether they're Team #AbKiBaarJonSnow or #AayegiTohKhaalesiAdd to list
People Ruskin Bond, the Storyteller Who Made Us Fall in Love with the Mountains
It’s hard to beat the nostalgia that the mountain air brings with it. Maybe it’s the majesty of rolling peaks and valleys. Or maybe we have Ruskin Bond to thank for the romanticisation of these hilly havens with their winding roads, sky-high deodar trees, and rhododendron shrubsAdd to list