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  • 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?
  • Photograph by Jaideep Unudurti.

    Northern Lights

    “Welcome to Sweden, you lunatic,” says Karl. I’ve just landed in Stockholm, where the temperature is a bracing -19 degrees Celsius.
  • Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Even in a country as inherently classist as India, a lower class man has far more power than an upper class woman.
  • Cigars in Cuba

    Rolling Cigars in Havana

    A cigar festival is held in Havana every year and cigar tasting tours, as well as tours to nearby tobacco plantations, are extremely popular.
  • Nandita Das's Between the Lines

    Play a Little Harder to Get, Playwrights

    While Between the Lines tackles the gender divide in the context of a married, well-to-do couple, Class of ’84 flirts briefly with homophobia.
  • The Moral Policeman's Guide to Spotting Immorality

    The Painfully Noble Origins of Moral Policing

    Apart from what it dresses in, one needs to constantly monitor where the body goes, who it is seen with, and when it can appear in public places.
  • The Bookstores of London

    The Bookstores of London

    Once the capital of the world, the city of London is riven with a thick sediment of words.
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    Is Your Food Depressed?

    Can love taste like a red velvet cupcake? Can pride taste like freshly baked bread at four in the morning?
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Time Farthest Out

    One day, back when thick rimmed glasses hadn’t “come back”, quite simply because they hadn’t left yet, Dave Brubeck set out to look for his mojo.
The Oracle of Tripe #4

The Oracle of Tripe #4

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #4