Sunday, 14 August, 2022

PoV

Gangs of Wasseypur ended plastic NRI dramas. Gritty small towns have ruled Bollywood since

Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur introduced audiences to masterful storytelling in small-town India and foreshadowed the raw creative OTT boom.

‘People’s man’ of Tamil cinema Vijay Sethupathi never plays a character. He becomes them

In Sethupathi's latest film 19(1)(a), his character is silenced by a bullet. But the actor is much like the film—he speaks only through his performances.

How Tamil Nadu Premier League became a feeder series for IPL

Tamil Nadu Cricket Association runs TNPL in a manner similar to Indian Premier League. But it is quickly becoming a launching pad for future IPL stars.

Thank you, Sebastian Vettel for being masterclass on F1 track and fighting for change off it

Watching Sebastian Vettel race has been a joy to behold — always in sync with the cars he drives, rightfully the third most successful F1 driver of all time.

Grindr’s faceless queer profiles are sporting a new DP—nude Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh's devil-may-care attitude towards all actions challenging heteronormativity might explain his popularity among gay men, many from small towns.

India insults women’s modesty in a million ways. Ranveer Singh’s nude photoshoot isn’t one

Ranveer Singh challenges traditional, desi toxic masculinity. His nude photoshoot for Paper magazine attracting an FIR in Mumbai is hardly surprising.

Naagin to Anupama—top 10 shows that prove TV has still got spunk

The rise of OTT platforms has pushed the TV industry to a corner. But these shows prove India still loves its soaps.

Samantha Prabhu just did a Kangana Ranaut on Koffee with Karan couch. And she’s not wrong

Kal Ho Na Ho's '6 din, ladki in' to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai's definition of a woman who deserves love—Karan Johar's done enough damage. We've all felt it.

Schools to NUJS and IIT – 25 yrs on, how Harry Potter made it to Indian academics

From law school to literature classes and campus quizzes, Harry Potter has become quite the academic phenomenon in both Indian schools and colleges.

Bring Indian GP back. F1 fans are hungry to watch Vettel, Verstappen and Hamilton live

The 2023 Formula E race in Hyderabad is exciting for Indian motorsports fans—it shows FIA is still interested. But we need to push for F1, Indian GP.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ruhollah Khomeini (centre) greeting supporters after returning to Tehrān, February 1979 | AP Images

It wasn’t easy to support Salman Rushdie in Bangladesh. Then I realised fatwas are contagious

Islamic fundamentalists can’t be compared with a few Hindu extremists. By doing so, it is practically denying the gruesomeness of Islamic terrorism.
Representational Image | Pixabay

Four-day work week is too good to be true. Five reasons why it so ‘risky’

The four-day working week continues to gain momentum in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, and Australia. But here's why it may worsen inequities at work.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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