Monday, 5 December, 2022

PoV

Chitchor to Hum Aapke Hain Koun—Rajshri films echoed India’s nostalgia for perfect sanskari era

In an era when watching Titanic with parents was a shared trauma for millenials, Rajshri films were ‘clean’ and you could safely watch them with no hesitation.

Siddhaanth Surryavanshi gym death shows fitness-crazy Indians place looks above health

Gym-goers often easily get influenced by ‘transformation’ posts of actors who put on or lose weight quickly for the part they play on screen.

Thank you, BCCI for pay parity in women cricket. How about some tournaments in their names?

Except for two gates at Kotla, named after Anjum Chopra, and few awards, the legacy of women cricketers still awaits its rightful appreciation.

Cinema has been unjust to fat people. Disney’s Reflect brings hope

The visual depiction of protagonist Bianca's feelings is easy to empathise with, especially for big-bodied people who feel inadequate about their looks.

Jaya Bachchan is Bollywood’s Angry Woman. But her fight with paparazzi is outdated

Instead of becoming viral meme with her rage, one What The Hell Navya podcast could have Navya teach Jaya how to say no with grace.

Art tells stories of activism for generations. Climate gang defacing Van Gogh doesn’t get it

When you choose an object of both personal and public affection like art, you’re putting your activism into jeopardy.

The good, the bad and the idli

Idlis are only as good as their accompaniments. They swim unabashedly in a pool of sambar and take all the credit.

9 cameras on you, empty boxes and a Little Red Book—The Tibet Museum in India is must-visit

From witness paintings to sampa-grinders, the Tibet Museum in McLeod Ganj is the clearest example of ‘the personal is the political’.

Rasgulla, Taj Mahal, Sanskrit—What if I told you to pick one object that represents India

Indians will argue themselves out of any single idea, identity or representative artefact. Indians are ‘too much’.

Amar Sangi’s Chirodini is out-of-place Bengali puja classic that glorifies dated love

I have nothing against love. But Chirodini belongs more to the Salman Khan-starrer Maine Pyar Kiya genre — a blockbuster that is outdated today.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.