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  • Sarita Vellani: Toto Funds the Arts

    Kickstarting the Arts

    In conversation with Sarita Vellani about Toto Funds the Arts, a unique initiative that seeks to reward the potential in young artists across the country.
  • Cocktail: Deepika Padukone

    Bollywood’s Bad Girl Problem

    In Bollywood, bad girls may have started to have their share of fun, but it’s still the good girls who get rewarded.
  • Learning to drive

    I Drive

    I am learning to drive. I am grasping terror in my hands and tossing it aside.
  • Kulture Shop

    Dial ‘K’ for Kulture

    Kulture Shop is a new Mumbai-based initiative that aims to change the way people look at art and design in modern India.
  • Biodiesel

    Gasoline Will Be Free

    Political will is one thing, social will another, but economics is what really drives the system, isn’t it?
  • Swadeshi

    Swabhimaan Gone Wrong

    There is a need to reclaim notions like Swadeshi and Swabhimaan from jingoists and rid them of their unnecessary historical baggage.
  • The noble lungi

    The Case for the Lungi (and Against Pants)

    Nothing epitomises ‘casual’ more than a free-flowing lungi.
  • Illustration by Nirupa Roy

    Sex, Stories, and Power Trips

    We are being told a story; one that elevates downright misogyny to the revered status of Indian Culture.
  • Man of Steel

    A God to Them

    In Man of Steel, by shifting the focus to the essential human conflicts faced by Superman, Zack Snyder automatically draws viewers closer to the superhero.
  • Shrunken Heads

    The Tourism of Grief

    Dark tourism—travelling to places associated with death, pain, and suffering—is the dirty little secret of the tourism industry.
  • Kama Sutra

    Kama Sutra Lost

    My mom has thrown away my Kama Sutra book. At least that is what I think happened to it.
  • The Power of Pie

    The Power of Pie

    Do we love the idea of cooking more than the act of cooking itself?

ACK #11

By Monsoon Company