Culture-Vulture

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tyrion sansa game of thrones

By Misha Dwivedi: Remember the time when guys named Raj, Rahul and Prem were crawling out of the woodwork? The quintessential chocolate boys with those swoon-worthy looks, adorably messed up ...
women empowerment marketing campaign

By Pradyut V. Hande:  In 2004, when Dove launched its “Real Beauty” campaign featuring everyday women of varying body shapes and sizes; little did they know that it would globally kickstart ...
Telugu-filmmaker-Bapu

By P.V. Durga:  My first tryst with a Bapu movie was on the Rama Navami of 2005 as an eight year old. For the first time in my life, my ...
pakistani shows on zindagi channel

By Shruti Sonal:  “Oh my God! They’re like us.” This was my mother’s reaction when she first realised that people across the border are not aliens, but just like us. The ...
essar caravan defamation
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By Abhishek Jha for Youth Ki Awaaz:  After reading a long article on Caravan‘s website during the weekend, I went on to see on Facebook a status update that said ...
male stereotypes in american tv

By Vaagisha Das:  My friend next door is the life of the party. He is the Chandler Bing of our group. The geek who can be counted upon to chime ...
hollywood feminists
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By Akhila Nagar for Cake:  The “F-word” has been used with extreme care in Hollywood. After all, it was easier claiming you stood for “all of humanity” than a ‘singular’ section ...
indian languages collage

By Sanjana Chowdhury:  The patriotic fervour of 15th August was a little dampened by the #StopHindiImposition twitter campaign organised by Facebook advocacy group, Promote Linguistic Equality or PLE’s Bengaluru chapter. ...
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By Kshitij Nagar: Before cell phones became capable photographic devices, before digital cameras became affordable, before cheap film cameras became available, and before Polaroid’s became popular, it was a completely ...
worldphotoday
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By Kshitij Nagar: To begin with, I would like to make my argument using a few photographs. First, the year is 1984, Afghanistan is in conflict. Thousands have crossed over ...
operation black rain
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By Abhishek Jha:  Cobrapost, an investigative media platform, screened a documentary ‘Operation Black Rain’ on Monday, 17th August in New Delhi. The documentary, which shows members of the banned Ranveer ...
manoj bajpai raveena tandon jai hind

By Karthik Shankar:  It’s got a potent concept that could fuel an entire series of films, yet what we end up with is utterly melodramatic and jingoistic dreck. Jai Hind, ...
anaconda bangalore street art

By Shruti Sonal:  A few days ago I came across a news article about an NGO that created a life-size art installation of an anaconda in Bangalore, to highlight the ...
kashmir artisans

By Ruchir Saraf:  The floods of 2014 ravaged Kashmir, several thousand villages across the state had been hit and 390 villages had been completely submerged. The central part of Srinagar, ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  If asked about the ultimate TV shows that portray female friendships at their finest, one would undoubtedly start with the obvious- Sex and the City, Pretty Little ...
english vinglish 36 vayathinile

By P.V. Durga:  The number of women-centric films that have released in the past few years has come like a breath of fresh air. Their success shows Indian cinema’s capability ...
Image Source: Archisman Misra

By Archisman Misra: It has been almost 18 years since I moved to Chittaranjan Park and quite frankly the place still intrigues me. I’ve met many a person who told ...
Sofia Ashraf
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By Sofia Ashraf:  Note: This article was originally published on Homegrown. I live my life in a state of constant duality. Between fervent ambition and numbing nihilism. Between professionalism and ...
rapmusic

By Ankita Ghosh: Singer/Rapper Sofia Ashraf’s brilliant video, Kodaikanal Won’t, recently gone viral, has been sung to Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, and unexpectedly was re-tweeted by the singer. The song simply ...
pop culture hero worship collage

By Vaagisha Das:  Actually studying to earn a law degree seems like such a drag. Wouldn’t life be easier if one could just skip to the glamourous, high paying job ...
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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