Culture-Vulture

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prideandprejudice

By Sabhya Kumar: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continues to thrive in literary circles for reasons more than one, whether it’s the revolutionary Lizzie Bennett or the egoistically enigmatic Mr ...
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By Uzma Shamim: When centuries old traditions and call for humanity come into contestation with one another, the outcome becomes an issue of considerable hullabaloo. This dilemma came to the ...
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By Sanjana Chowdhury: Imagine this – terrorists following every move of the National Security Guard operation on live television. Does that sound eerily like the 26/11 Mumbai attack? The terrorists ...
caitlyn jenner

By Vaagisha Das:  When Caitlyn Jenner affirmed her gender identity in Vanity Fair, telling people to “call [her] Caitlyn“, most people seemed to be supportive of her choice, going as ...
richa chadda masaan

By Ishita Chauhan:  SPOILER ALERT On Friday (24th July 2015) I watched the trailer, and on Saturday coerced my cousin sister to watch ‘Masaan’ with me. “It’s on me!” I ...
honey singh

By Sayantan Ghosh: Last week a 19-year-old girl was stabbed to death in New Delhi in the Anand Parbat area by two men. The Class 11 student had filed several ...
ganga photostory 1staff pick

By Chintan Malhotra:  It was a peaceful evening in Rishikesh, people had started gathering for the daily evening Ganga Aarti. While the Sun could be seen gradually turning away, temporarily ...
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By Kanika Katyal: On Saturday, 18th July 2015, Ashok Singhal, former International President of the Vishva Hindu Parishad made a controversial statement saying that India would be a ‘Hindu‘ nation ...
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By Asmita Sarkar: On the morning of Eid, my friend and photographer, Arnob Das and I found ourselves in the middle of Chawri Bazaar on our way to Jama Masjid. ...
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By Akhil Katyal: Note: This article contains spoilers for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.  Bajrangi Bhaijaan opens up a problem that should have been oddly unsurprising. That Kashmir will be the sitting duck not ...
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By Arati Nair: I recently visited a popular south Indian Lord Ganesha temple, Kottarakara Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. What struck me besides the scorching summer heat, was the horde of ...
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By Archeeta Pujari: Having written for online platforms like YKA for some time now, I can almost always be sure to come home to find my Facebook and twitter inbox’s ...
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By Binita Kakati: It may surprise one to know that Modern polo, the exclusive sport of the elite, has its origins in the humble Indian state of Manipur. Sagol Kangjei, ...
Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson from the movie To Kill A Mockingbird. Image source: wikimedia commons

By Pamela Eapen: Every reader of Harper Lee’s beloved classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been waiting with bated breath in anticipation of its long-awaited sequel, “Go Set a Watchman”, ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena:  I can’t think of an evening of TV-watching, in the last ten or more years, where I haven’t pursed my lips together and massaged a throbbing vein ...
aarushi talwar

By Anugraha Hadke:  The murder of the 13 year old Aarushi Talwar in her own bedroom, while her parents were allegedly asleep in the next room had the makings of ...
shakespeare

By Abhishek Jha:  Well, wherever you are on the spectrum, here is something that you all will like. There are obviously some irreducible problems with Shakespeare; for instance, one does ...
ramadan salestaff pick

By Zehra Kazmi:  I think . Any large festival that involves a “celebration” is. As I was struggling to think about what else I could write about, the way the ...
gaurav_gera

By Kanika Katyal: Life is short, and so are Instagram videos. Call it the compulsions of the fast-paced city life, or lifestyle disorders, or just the lack of patience, the ...
opera

By Peter Tregear:  As an art form routinely accused of contemporary irrelevancy, opera rarely makes headline news. But a new staging in London of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (1829), a work ...
masaan 2

By Kanika Katyal:  Director Neeraj Ghaywan’s Varanasi based-drama, Masaan, which won the FIPRESCI Prize and the Un Certain Regard Promising Future prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is set to ...

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