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Before they surrender their souls to you, ensure they leave their brains outside your gated complex…
Disgusted with the ‘utter stupidity’ of the messages, especially to women.
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‘Gau Mata is hogging more of the limelight these days.’
Meet Commander-in-Chef Ronald Rump.
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Girls, ready for some hard-core pounding and grunting in public?
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When Virat Kohli made four double centuries in four consecutive test series, little did he realise that the records he is breaking might get him in trouble—there just may be no records left to b...
"Modi Ji, Modi Ji, khencho desh ki bodi ji."
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Namaste! Looking for a quick getaway from the commotion, dullness and haze of daily life? Well, Delhi is the place to be! A vibrant symbol of India's glorious past and dynamic present, our city is hom...
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After reading about the pollution status of some areas in Delhi on Diwali eve, the government of India took a historic step in the direction of cleaning the environment and decided to send three tailo...
Bob Dylan is all set to publish his first novel to prove to the purists of social media that he deserves the Nobel Prize. On 13 October 2016, when Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "...
Whether it's a bikini or a burkini, we continue to be reduced to mere objects who carry the burden of expectations on their shoulders. We don't dress for ourselves but for others and the reactions our clothing may evoke in them.
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Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, recently warned the country that a paradigm shift was taking place in the art of warfare. India now finds itself in the midst of “psychological war”, in his view. He pointed out that even as the horror in Kashmir unfolded, we all missed thousands of unguided tweets being exchanged between India and Pakistan. These 140-character missiles must have been terrifying…
So how does one take over a country in the 21st century? It's a lot simpler than you might think. The great European banker, Mayer Rothschild, summed it up beautifully when he said, "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws" All you need is money, honey. Once you have the cash in hand, here is a simple 10-step guide.
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A new sketch by The Viral Fever's new channel Girliyapa, focusing on marital rape, might raise a few eyebrows. Provocatively titled How I Raped Your Mother, it starts off with Devika (Aakanksha Thakur...
A comedy collective Them Boxer Shorts recently posted a 'trailer' video--GODMAN: Dawn Of Godness-- on their YouTube channel. It parodies the spiritual gurus of India who claim to flaunt "liberal thoug...
A parody account that irreverently captions historical and archival photos is creating waves on Indian Twitter. The account comes with a disclaimer for the people who get easily offended. Since we ma...
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We don't quite know yet what the story line is going to be but we have it on good record that it will feature an Indian actress. The Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, did, after all, stand next to Wolverine in Central Park, New York City, in 2014 and say, "May the Force be with you." That was no blooper or pleasantry. Political observers say that was a clear signal to Disney to come and "Make in India."
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Sometimes, I lie awake late at night, wondering if my underarms are pristine. Or about how many women I'll be able to attract the next day. Confused? So am I. But that's what some of the deodorant adverts -- with their over-the-top humour and promises of aphrodisiacal effects on women -- seem to think occupies a large part of our brain activity.
We have embedded ourselves tightly into the visibility of life. We have diminished the "thinking" component of our existence. We have accepted a life which is seen by others rather than the one which is lived by us. We convince ourselves and make ourselves believe that we are good and innocent and we have done no wrong. Hence, in the bright light of day, in the eyes of society, we become what we are seen as -- the Virgin Indian.
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What is Indian culture? Is it anything to do with our rich heritage and considerable contribution to the arts, or is it just a front for patriarchy i.e. a way to control and repress the freedom of wom...
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For centuries we have been subjected to unfair treatment simply by virtue of our skin colour. Yet, nobody even bothered to ask us how it felt to be treated like, well, beefcake. Not a single feminist organisation came to our rescue or raised slogans on our behalf. If the cow is your maa, doesn't that make us your aunty?
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When we find a bag of bones, do we immediately seal it in a vacuum chamber for the duration of the investigation? No, no, we promptly bury it again, possibly calling a priest to chant the antim sanskar mantras. We debate the ethics of it and possibly, and morbidly, retain a small pouch of crushed calcified minerals and collagen fibres, in case we ultimately do a test.
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Unless you live under a rock, you know that the State has proposed several bans in the recent past. Residents of Maharashtra cannot eat beef anymore and Maggi is yet to make its promised comeback; how...
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No, I am not about to take a stance on whether or not women can have it all. We can all lean in or bend back or sway like the reeds on the banks of the Limpopo in the face of migrating hordes. But, in the meantime, I am totally marvelling over how we are raising the next-gen baby, as opposed to the next-gen baba, if you get my drift, and what it means for our economy.
So Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked into the United Arab Emirates and a lot of things happened. Other than being the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Emirati soil in 34 years, Mr. Modi also rea...
The age old question: 'Who watches the watchmen?" Let's update it for Twitter. "Who trolls the trolls?" Let's one-up that as well and update it for Indian Twitter. "Who trolls the Hindutva trolls?" Th...
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You know it's fair to expect more from a film when its maker is a former film critic and one of its writers tweets about the latest Roy Andersson film. You also know that a satire, which is what Karan...
Three days before the release of his debut feature film Bangistan, film-critic-turned-filmmaker Karan Anshuman looks disconcertingly relaxed. It’s taken the film, which has been produced by Farhan Akh...
Close on the heels of 'Welcome To Karachi' comes another satire, 'Bangistan'. Starring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat as two bumbling terrorists (errorists?), the trailer for 'Bangistan' was uploa...
Previously best known for her abstracts such as "Doggy and Me" and "Doggy in a Car", Ms. N.C has embraced post-metamodernism with her most recent work titled "Doggy ka Gobar" meaning "The Dog Poop" (or if transliterated, "The Dog's Cow Dung"). "The Dog Poop" is a mesmerising work that has left many in the art circles completely confounded, and at times, dumbfounded.
Don't look at prime time debates with contempt. Steer clear of perceiving them as self-serving, TRP loving, sensationalist shows. Instead, look at it as nature's way of healing the mind, body and soul.