Thursday, February 9, 2023

PoV

Why Bollywood of 2023 will be a Kartik Aaryan year

In a year when Bollywood's leading superstars like Akshay Kumar delivered flop after flop, Kartik Aaryan attained superstardom in 2022. But the real challenge will be to retain that stature.

Situationships, Textationships, Cuffing—Gen-Z is now caught in a label soup

For a generation that doesn’t want to be defined as anything anymore, calling their new romantic liaison a ‘situationship’ only adds more confusion to the mix.

Bhediya to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, ‘horror-comedy’ built a loyal fanbase in 2022

Indian horror films have come a long way from the Ramsay brothers and Vikram Bhatt era of the 1980s and early 2000s.

2022 was the year they came for your dogs — govt, RWA, neighbours

Authorities must think before harassing and alienating innocent pets and their unwitting owners.

The Sandman to Wednesday — 2022 was a good year for fantasy shows

Purists will hope that Rings of Power comes up with a better Season 2. Meanwhile, House of the Dragon was a must-watch.

Kohli’s comeback to roaring Sri Lankans—2022 was an unforgettable year for cricket fans

2022 was the year when Indian women cricketers did what their male counterparts couldn’t — winning the Asia Cup final by defeating the Sri Lankans.

These 4 major new Indian military inductions mark a positive turning point

From INS Vikrant, LCH Prachand, C-295 aircraft facility to BrahMos missiles, the Indian Navy and Air Force have made giant strides in the defence sector.

Reporting on Shraddha Walker murder: The case that shook India in 2022

The Shraddha case had rapt media attention. It’s easy to fall into the ‘gorier the better’ trap when reporting on such cases. Voyeuristic tendencies kick in.

What books did ThePrint’s columnists love in 2022? They should be on your list too

Chinese intelligence, self-delusion in digital age, and populism captured the attention of ThePrint's columnists this year. Here are some of their recommended titles.

Food trends recap 2022: From air fried carrot bacon to cloud bread. And risky butter affair

Covid pushed us all to see time as a commodity so we hopped on the viral food trends that were sure to taste good. And not take up a lot of time.

On Camera

YourTurn

Inscription in Greek by Sophytos, 2nd century BCE, Kandahar | Commons

What we know as Indian Buddhism today was shaped by Central...

What is acknowledged as ‘Indian’ now was developed across millennia by people who we don’t consider Indian today.
Representative Image | ANI

‘Need to see a decisive moderation in inflation’: RBI Governor on...

While overall inflation is moderating, high and persistent core inflation remains a worry, as does the uncertain global growth & inflation environment, the governor said.

Defence

File photo of the Chinese spy balloon which was later shot down by the US | Reuters

China has spy balloons, India has aerostats. But IAF’s had mixed...

After Kargil Review Committee's recommendation, air force purchased 2 aerostats worth over Rs 300 crore for surveillance in 2007. IAF favours AWACS for vigilance operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.