Monday, 30 January, 2023

PoV

Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking S2 is just as catty, spicy as the first, but less white gaze

Seema Aunty is back. Season two is proof that producers took serious note of the feedback the Netflix show received in season one.

What Xavier’s Kolkata did isn’t surprising. Catholic schools’ definition of decency is outdated

Stop packaging the perpetuation of orthodox values, often stemming from religion, as some sort of a regimen. It won’t stand in today’s world.

After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.

Gangs of Wasseypur ended plastic NRI dramas. Gritty small towns have ruled Bollywood since

Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur introduced audiences to masterful storytelling in small-town India and foreshadowed the raw creative OTT boom.

‘People’s man’ of Tamil cinema Vijay Sethupathi never plays a character. He becomes them

In Sethupathi's latest film 19(1)(a), his character is silenced by a bullet. But the actor is much like the film—he speaks only through his performances.

How Tamil Nadu Premier League became a feeder series for IPL

Tamil Nadu Cricket Association runs TNPL in a manner similar to Indian Premier League. But it is quickly becoming a launching pad for future IPL stars.

Thank you, Sebastian Vettel for being masterclass on F1 track and fighting for change off it

Watching Sebastian Vettel race has been a joy to behold — always in sync with the cars he drives, rightfully the third most successful F1 driver of all time.

Grindr’s faceless queer profiles are sporting a new DP—nude Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh's devil-may-care attitude towards all actions challenging heteronormativity might explain his popularity among gay men, many from small towns.

India insults women’s modesty in a million ways. Ranveer Singh’s nude photoshoot isn’t one

Ranveer Singh challenges traditional, desi toxic masculinity. His nude photoshoot for Paper magazine attracting an FIR in Mumbai is hardly surprising.

Naagin to Anupama—top 10 shows that prove TV has still got spunk

The rise of OTT platforms has pushed the TV industry to a corner. But these shows prove India still loves its soaps.

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.