culture

Love and Longing in the Sixties

A petition may be a poem, and a poem may be a petition, but neither a poem nor a petition is the revolution.

Five Seconds of Fame

Welcome to a rage called MTV Roadies. Suffering has never been made so sweet.

Why I Love Delhi

Delhi’s oldness is alternative to, independent of, but equally conscious and respectful of the new.

Marriage Aaj Kal

Where do women like us expect to find our men? And where and when exactly do these men of today expect to find their women?

Book Review: Reflected in Water

This part-travelogue, part-reverie helps reinvent Goa, a place that is largely misunderstood.

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…