Hard-hitting multilingual lyrics reflect the city's encounters with gritty reality, battling terror, floods and now, the panic of pandemic
The anxiety about sex on screen is not really new. The anxiety about the body as sexual, as something that desires sex, usually comes with the moral baggage of those who want to control, well, everything
Kalboisakhi, the unseasonal thundershowers in April in the East, is the only protagonist you see in the film; the human players are only voices on the phone. But more on it anon
"Aatmanirbhar, means self-reliance. Look, Lobo Lobo, did you come over to only complain about long words?"
Some even argue that they are an ancient Vedic script, even though Vedic hymns emerged 500 years after the Harappan cities collapsed, based on rather robust archaeological, linguistic and now genetic evidence
Millions of us turn to specific sounds in times of crisis because of how they soothe and help us cope in inexplicable ways
While India directs all its might towards winning the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, those considered by the urban elite as outsiders are being preyed upon by hunger on the road
Long partnerships were never rare for Sachin. This one - a 25-year marriage association with Anjali - is as special as they come
Such a thing as karma, and that's what's come to bite multiplexes, in the form of the unfortunate Coronavirus, that's it
So human social distancing saves lives. But lack of animal social distancing is what helped create the coronavirus in the first place
International Museum Day 2020 might be remembered for the way in which it rewrote the roadmap for how we will possibly view and explore the interiors of these treasure houses
The morale of the force is at an all-time low; the senior officers on the field are contemplating early retirement
For most women who have sub-contracted everyday cooking, as a lifestyle choice, the lockdown presents a changed social context. Here is how the daily meal became my compulsory laboratory
Ok, so it was a hurried WhatsApp message. The 'Dear all' suggested that this was a joint message, ending with 'we're closing down operations, so we wish you blah blah...'
There are charming anecdotes, such as when Asha went to see Mughal-e-Azam, when Sunil was just 40 days old. The movie was so long, she went twice: till the interval the first time, and post-interval the secon...
They are collecting sanitary napkin kits, providing boiled eggs and rotis to the walking workers, starting community farms, supporting artists or sex-workers
After many wars and treaties, he eventually came back triumphant to Mecca after 10 years. He purged the city of all idols and alternate forms of worship and established the Islamic faith
We live in a time when people speaking truth to power are an endangered species, and it doesn't seem to bother us
Amid the most unusual and the last May in my Delhi home, I am taking the time to savour countless, small, oft-forgotten exchanges
The Coronavirus-caused lockdown is providing fans an opportunity to soak in rarely-touched upon personal details of cricketers, something that intimate interviews provided in the 1980s and 1990s
In more ways than one, Bihar has been to India, what India has been to West; and that could be a good thing
We keep hearing that the world will never be the same again. Yet half the world seems to believe the 'good old days' will be back soon
Our fave sutradhars reconnect after ages amidst the lockdown and discuss how the city will survive this Herculean challenge
Uddhav Thackeray gets BJP to remove hurdles in his becoming an MLC, but before making it to the upper house unopposed, he shuts down state Congress leaders' demand for a better deal
Much to the ire of hardliners, award-winning photos of life in Kashmir, both pre- and post-August 5, 2019, give a searing commentary on life there and shatter the facade of 'normalcy'
'And risky! Anyway. How are things generally? You've lost weight, what's wrong?' I asked.
My favourite sketches are of Pyaari Bakri and Gopal the Goat, featuring Cow-shik the Cow. They are full of appallingly excellent puns like "why you are looking like rogan, no josh?"
Bolting from their village homes to build better lives, plucky young boys landed in Bombay with no more than a coin rattling in ragged pockets. Years of slog later, they contributed considerably as entrepreneu...
This form of Vishnu has not four, but eight arms. Four arms hold the traditional conch shell, discus, mace and lotus flower
Bishakha Datta, who heads Point of View, a non-profit that amplifies women's voices and had organised the event, was Festival Director