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Articles labelled ‘culture’

  • Book Review: Reflected in Water

    This part-travelogue, part-reverie helps reinvent Goa, a place that is largely misunderstood.
  • Testimonial Comics #2

  • Musings on Money

    Does a person's salary determine their value, their importance, their ability to contribute, to give and take from life?
  • Unsocial Networking

    Basic rules of social conduct are fast fading into oblivion as a new kind of social tradition evolves.
  • The Zara Zara/Touch Me Dialectic

    Katrina Kaif might swivel her hips as sexily and suggestively as she wishes to, but the notion of the ideal Indian woman hasn’t changed much.
  • Reality Bites

    Fairy tales have often been accused of being hegemonic and advocating the idea of male superiority.
  • Immortal Lies

    Amar Chitra Katha comics, translated into almost every Indian language, paint pictures of misleading communal harmony and peace, while perpetrating stereotypes of gender, caste, and creed.
  • What Is It About 20-Somethings?

    Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up? The New York Times‘s Robin Marantz Henig tries to uncover possible answers to the question— “The 20s are a black box, and there is a lot of churning in there. One-third of people in their 20s move to a new residence […]
  • Culture Jamming

    Striving to uncover the truth hidden beneath layers of advertising euphemisms.
  • Happiness and Sadness Spread Just Like Disease

    Brandon Keim reports for Wired magazine — “There may be a literal truth underlying the common-sense intuition that happiness and sadness are contagious. “A new study on the spread of emotions through social networks shows that these feelings circulate in patterns analogous to what’s seen from epidemiological models of disease. “Earlier studies raised the possibility, […]
  • The Ladakh Confluence: No Second Coming?

    It is unlikely that the second edition of the Ladakh Confluence, which was scheduled for July 15-18, will be held this year, as a result of opposition from various local bodies in Ladakh due to the “drugs, western culture and rocking music” that are associated with the festival. The following are excerpts from a letter […]
  • The Future of Online Music

    A rather interesting essay in The New Yorker by Sasha Frere-Jones about the state (and future) of online music — “No one knows what the future of the music business will look like, but the near future of listening to music looks a lot like 1960. People will listen, for free, to music that comes […]
The Oracle of Tripe #5

The Oracle of Tripe #5

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #5