Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicPopular culture

Topic: Popular culture

Viva – India’s first girl group that sang feminist anthems in the early 2000s

At the dawn of a new century, India had an all-girl band whose members were outspoken, didn't shy away from risque fashion and were unapologetic about their behaviour.

40 Years of MTV — the channel that shaped popular culture as we know it

MTV might not have ‘killed’ the radio star, and its brand salience somewhat diluted in the age of YouTube, TikTok and social media.

Amitabh Bachchan was once ‘casteless’ Hindu. Tandav, Ludo now flaunt loud, proud Brahmins

Pankaj Tripathi in Hotstar’s Criminal Justice to Saif Ali Khan in Tandav, Dabangg to Jolly LLB, Bollywood now showcases only Brahmin stories.

Indians have a new K in their lives. Not Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor but Korean culture factory

K-pop, K-dramas, K-beauty — 2020 became the year India embraced the soft power of Korea.

Wear Che Guevara, Johnny Walker and Gandhi on your T-shirts, but it says nothing about you

In ‘Consumerist Encounters’, Sreedeep Bhattacharya explores how our relationships & representations of commodities like T-shirts have evolved in urban India.

After Tintin and Tom and Jerry, now it’s Indian Army’s turn to find a Yeti link

Indian Army tweets picture to claim ‘mysterious footprints’ of Yeti, invites social media mockery. But the legend has popular roots.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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