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Liar's Dice

By Veda Nadendla: As the wave of Oscar nominations arrives at our shore, it is India’s turn to reveal its talent to the world. This time around, Geetu Mohandas’ ‘Liar’s ...
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By Kabir Sharma:  On 15 September 2014, a day before the Rajasthan poll results were announced, about a thousand Banjaras from 6 districts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh came together ...
The millenium series

By Trisha Gupta: Whenever there is a list of strong female characters in literature, a few of the recurring names are Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, and the unforgettable Hermione Granger, ...
John Oliver namo

“God bless. May the force be with you,” and thus the blaring voice of India’s PM Modi sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman reverberated all around the globe. His oratory ...
Deepika Padukone

By Veda Nadendla: I have chosen to remain mum about the incident which provoked Deepika Padukone to the extent that she had to release a letter of proclamation. If it ...
beyonce

By Shambhavi Saxena: In 2013, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox criticized the music industry’s highly sexualized visual content as “clearly one step beyond [freedom of expression] … into the realm of porn.” ...
AIB

The best parts about mainstream newspapers today are the ads they put up. It is shameful, but true. In a time where headlines are incomplete, news reports full of factual ...
China

By Atharva Pandit: It was around 9:00 pm on December 8, 2008, when the police knocked on the doors of Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo and activist Zhang Zuhua. Two hours ...
Bombay Times Sexism

By Dhruv Aroa: Today is a sad day in Indian journalism. Bombay Times, a supplemental newspaper that is delivered with the main Times of India newspaper in Mumbai, came plastered ...
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By Dhruv Arora: Amidst the plethora of fantastic musicians that have cropped up from the great nation of India in the past few decades, there is one particular artist who ...
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By Mayank Jain: A photo blog, that soon turned into one of the most loved pages on the internet, and a best-selling book, is how far passion can take you, ...
breakout-nations-review

By Parul Garg: ‘Interesting book’ would clearly be an understatement for ‘Breakout Nations’ by Ruchir Sharma. Economics lovers or not, you have to read this book to understand what economic development ...
kumartuli 17

By Nishant Chhinkwani: Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta, has been in a constant state of economic stagnation for a long time now. The new government, which enjoyed a massive victory over the ...
margarita with a straw

staff pick

By Veda Nadendla: Here is a film showcasing the coming of age journey of a young explicable girl, with cerebral palsy, played by our very own “Girl in Yellow Boots”, ...
Deepika_padukone

By Anshul Tewari: What is common between Times of India and journalism? Nothing! At a time when there is a consistent effort by many to tackle the blatant objectification of women ...
2 states kiss

By Satarupa B.: India has become a land of vibrancy. While its own people see it as colourful yet claustrophobic, developing yet far from being Utopian, India, today, is the ...
The Moon that embraces the sun

By Katyayini Kabir Kakar: With the 4th season of Game of Thrones coming to an end, millions of zealous fans worldwide are suffering from withdrawal symptoms. So, while you wait ...
zindagi gulzaar hai

By Shraddha Chickerur: Amongst a host of things that bind us in the sub-continent, one is definitely our love for drama. Like many fellow Indians, I’ve been obsessively watching ‘Zindagi ...
Image Credit: Marvel/Comic Book Resources

By Pallavi Priyamvada: Butt raised high, face almost touching the ground, suit impossibly stretched tight and nearly naked body! Dear Mr. Manara, were you asked to draw the spider-woman cover ...
finding fanny

By Swasti Sudan: In the past few months, the Censor Board of India has been under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons; first when the CEO, Rakesh Kumar got ...
Agni pariksha of sita

staff pick

By Sohini Chatterjee: Our epics haven’t been kind to the fate of their heroines. Sita is no exception. Her story is made up in extremes. Abandoned by her biological parents, ...

By Devadutta Bhattacharjee: Ever thought of what goes on behind the black curtains of the glittery world of media? In a liberal world such as ours, many women have very strong ...

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