culture

Good Indian Girls Don’t

A not-so-samajdar-beti decides to take a year off from academia, fly off to the city of her birth, and start working on her first novel.

The Foreign Hostess Files

Ukrainian dancers and Russian models aren’t new to Bombay, but there is a new breed of foreign girl in today’s Mumbai.

Of Weddings and Funerals

April 29, 2011: A day engraved in history.

Days of Being Wild

In my country, summer is the season when possibility often trumps over probability.

The Other: Part Two

Women have inspired most great works of art, thus becoming the muse, the very core of the history of art borne out of great men.

Sustaining Hope

An exclusive interview with Aishwarya Natarajan, the first woman entrepreneur to win the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Music Award.

Pleasantly Plump

There’s no space on screen for even an extra inch of flesh. Or, for that matter, in T.V. shows, advertisements, billboards, music videos, or even in our own heads.

When Feeling Blue Is Patriotic

Unified by our indelible love for cricket, we are drenched in victory, thanks to our Boys in Blue.

Hyphenated

Labels are not easy to live with, especially hyphenated labels. There is a sense of disorientation when it comes to choosing one side or the other.

Images and Words

The First Annual Indian Comic Con sufficed as a commendable exhibit of talent and a fair of international stature for comic lovers.

Comic Conned

A visual walk-through of India’s first ever comics convention, the First Annual Indian Comic Con, held at Dilli Haat earlier this year.

The Other: Part One

Gender differentiation has played a significant role in hailing masculine art as ‘great’ or ‘serious’ and reducing so-called feminine art as the ‘other’.