Friday, 3 February, 2023

PoV

Jaya Bachchan is Bollywood’s Angry Woman. But her fight with paparazzi is outdated

Instead of becoming viral meme with her rage, one What The Hell Navya podcast could have Navya teach Jaya how to say no with grace.

Art tells stories of activism for generations. Climate gang defacing Van Gogh doesn’t get it

When you choose an object of both personal and public affection like art, you’re putting your activism into jeopardy.

The good, the bad and the idli

Idlis are only as good as their accompaniments. They swim unabashedly in a pool of sambar and take all the credit.

9 cameras on you, empty boxes and a Little Red Book—The Tibet Museum in India is must-visit

From witness paintings to sampa-grinders, the Tibet Museum in McLeod Ganj is the clearest example of ‘the personal is the political’.

Rasgulla, Taj Mahal, Sanskrit—What if I told you to pick one object that represents India

Indians will argue themselves out of any single idea, identity or representative artefact. Indians are ‘too much’.

Amar Sangi’s Chirodini is out-of-place Bengali puja classic that glorifies dated love

I have nothing against love. But Chirodini belongs more to the Salman Khan-starrer Maine Pyar Kiya genre — a blockbuster that is outdated today.

Cherrapunji ki Diwali? Netflix ad shows there’s never an effort to learn about Northeast

Whether it’s Priyanka Chopra playing Mary Kom or Netflix India's gross misrepresentation of Cherrapunji, the Northeast is always left to battle the issue of identity.

Serial killers and gore now have a growing base in India — on Netflix, Instagram, Spotify

Delhi Crime, Burari Deaths, Indian Predator — viewers can now look beyond US for some 'good, ghoulish fun'. True crime's time has arrived.

Diwali got better after I left home—Gol gappas, grocery dinners, long walks for ice cream

Whatsapp debates to never-ending chores, Diwali at home felt less like a festival and more like an onerous task.

Why the humble halwai must return to our Diwali hamper this season

Adulteration, contamination, calorie concerns—Indian mithai has garnered bad repute. But nutrition labels and market trends say otherwise.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.