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#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhishek Nayar talks about his retirement, career and more

23 Oct 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhishek Nayar talks about his retirement, career and more

On Wednesday, former Indian cricketer Abhishek Nayar announced his retirement from First-Class cricket, after serving his city for 15 years.

Review: TVF's 'Gullak' is totally worth your time

03 Jul 2019

Review: TVF's 'Gullak' is totally worth your time

Throughout the five-episode narrative of Gullak, we are often reminded by the narrator (personified by a Gullak/piggy-bank itself; voiced by the super-talented Shivankit Singh Parihar), that it is not a story, but a humble collage of moments.

What India expects from Modi 2.0?

18 Jun 2019

What India expects from Modi 2.0?

Call him what you may, but Narendra Modi's achievements are worth celebrating.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Dad Yograj on Yuvraj's cricketing career, retirement and more

17 Jun 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Dad Yograj on Yuvraj's cricketing career, retirement and more

Fans experienced a cocktail of emotions when India's swashbuckling batsman Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket last week.

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

01 May 2019

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

In less than 24 hours, three seemingly unrelated events happened: a) The Print wrote a condescending article on Hindu statues b) Twitter, once again, blocked a pro-right account @TrueIndology c) I met a girl who was "center of left" but didn't know what it means.

Who will vote for Congress?

10 Apr 2019

Who will vote for Congress?

If there is one theme surrounding 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it has to be - Why Modi, or Why not Modi? Everything else is secondary - Opposition parties, narrative, Vikas, Vivek (Oberoi), Chacha Nehru, Rahul Gandhi and his janeu.

India votes in 3 weeks, where is Priyanka Gandhi?

28 Mar 2019

India votes in 3 weeks, where is Priyanka Gandhi?

She came, she went for a boat ride, and didn't conquer.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ritu Phogat on MMA, father's support and much more

12 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ritu Phogat on MMA, father's support and much more

Indian women's wrestling ace Ritu Phogat had recently announced that she would now pursue Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Can media stop its false narrative of rising Hindu terror?

12 Mar 2019

Can media stop its false narrative of rising Hindu terror?

Chaos, by definition, is a state of extreme confusion and disorder.

After 4.5years, we saw 56 inch. And, we aren't disappointed

04 Mar 2019

After 4.5years, we saw 56 inch. And, we aren't disappointed

Much like carbon, Narendra Damodardas Modi has two allotropes - PM Modi and Politician Modi. You decide which form is diamond and which is graphite.

#Intellectualism: Terrorism has no religion, but martyrs have a caste

23 Feb 2019

#Intellectualism: Terrorism has no religion, but martyrs have a caste

How vile are if you call martyrs' family members and inquire about their caste? And, how stupid are you if you interpret those numbers wrong? Or did you fudge up those numbers?

#Pulwama: How pseudo intellectuals peddle lies, and foster hatred

18 Feb 2019

#Pulwama: How pseudo intellectuals peddle lies, and foster hatred

Let me start by making a blanket statement here - an average Indian, like you and me, just doesn't care about the caste, color, creed, religion of another Indian. A non-Kashmiri doesn't hate a Kashmiri, and vice versa.

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

15 Feb 2019

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

´╗┐Zoya Akhtar's latest outing Gully Boy, like much of her filmography so far, is set in a big city- a city so big that it makes it excruciating for people like Murad (Ranveer Singh) to even dream in the backdrop of their grim realities.

Moments when a billion Indians feel the most patriotic

26 Jan 2019

Moments when a billion Indians feel the most patriotic

Every year, I cry when I see the Republic Day parade and I know I am not the only one. The fact that everyone in my office is playing patriotic songs is a testament to that.

Why should the (not a) Ram Mandir be built

25 Dec 2018

Why should the (not a) Ram Mandir be built

Being atheist is fashionable, questioning the tenets of Hinduism is elite and calling everything regressive is equated to being scientific.

Why should we ignore Bollywood babas?

22 Dec 2018

Why should we ignore Bollywood babas?

Have you seen Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Ratan Tata giving people marital advice on Twitter? Or Sachin Tendulkar talking about how to raise funds from a venture capitalist? Exactly.

What should be the resolutions of tech companies

20 Dec 2018

What should be the resolutions of tech companies

When the year ends, you think about your regrets, your failures and how you will conquer the new year.

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

19 Dec 2018

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

The opposite of sadness is not happiness, but the opposite of darkness is light. May not be bright, orange light, but light.

To Modi, with love (and some anger)

12 Dec 2018

To Modi, with love (and some anger)

If you are a towering figure like Narendra Damodardas Modi, everything everywhere is about you. In any case, you are narcissist enough to attribute all successes to yourself, hence every failure is naturally yours.

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

07 Dec 2018

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

Argumentative yet docile, intelligent yet quiet, inquisitive yet accepting - this is your 'Unoffended Right Indian.'

The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

05 Dec 2018

The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

Do you want to join the elite club of Lutyens' media? Well, you can't. You are born that way, or you may have to get your genes edited to get a pass.

Decoding the 3 levels of Intellectual Mafias

30 Nov 2018

Decoding the 3 levels of Intellectual Mafias

This is what defines Intellectual mafias: Too much discussion (they call it discourse), selective biases, echo chambers, and Pakistan apologists (not all of them).

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

29 Nov 2018

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

Find what you love and let it kill you, for it is better to be killed by a loved one.

#Kartarpur: What is India's stand with Pakistan, Modi seems confused

26 Nov 2018

#Kartarpur: What is India's stand with Pakistan, Modi seems confused

The only thing that matters to Narendra Modi other than winning every single election, is leaving a legacy.

I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me

21 Nov 2018

I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me

As the headline of this story may have told you, I am a Brahmin woman. I have had my share of patriarchal experiences in this world, and the Twitterverse.

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

17 Nov 2018

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

Dear reader, humor us for a minute. Tell us - what do you think is common between Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi?

Kathua Case: The real life 'Peepli Live'

16 Nov 2018

Kathua Case: The real life 'Peepli Live'

Picasso said, art is a lie that tells the truth. Look deeper, and you would agree.

#SexismInSiliconValley: Men are considered rocks, women as Silicon implants

29 Oct 2018

#SexismInSiliconValley: Men are considered rocks, women as Silicon implants

Silicon Valley is a strange place.