Friday, June 21, 2024


“I still believe that I belong to the Top 5 or Top 10 players in the world” — Kashyap

ParupalliKashyap won the Badminton men’s single Gold medal in the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games. In a career spanning 13 years, Parupalli Kashyap has been on what can only be described as a roller-coaster ride, having tasted career-defining highs and crushing disappointments. The 31-year-old, who won his first title since 2015 at the Austrian […]

On a Wheel and a Prayer

Wheelchair cricket is an incredible challenge to players, but needs wider support, says Avijit Dutta Cricket, they say, is a religion in India so it’s hardly surprising that disability of any kind would prove a bar to playing competitive versions of the game. The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) lavishes great wealth […]

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When one man’s meat is another man’s problem

By Kashish Sharma On an ordinary Thursday morning, Atheequr Rahman, a 47-year old man sits in his meat shop. The meat shop is right across the busy Russell Market of Shivajinagar in Bengaluru. As one enters the busy lane, lined with meat shops on the right, one can catch sight of Rahman’s cubicle. A U-shaped […]

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The modern male dilemma

From being told to “man up” and accused of “toxic masculinity”, modern men are a confused lot. Utkarsh Pandit, a civil engineer from Chennai was in class 8th when his teacher told him not to throw water at girls after they had done the same to him. “You are a boy and you should not […]

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Are we really rolling on the floor laughing?

With the use of internet language, the depth of human emotions have been compromised. Sending a laughing emoticon with a straight face or writing FOMO ( fear of missing out) when one hardly wants to be part of something has become the new way of expression. From words and acronyms to GIFs, internet language provides […]

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Movie Review: Gangubai Kathiawadi

With magnificent sets and a dramatic tone, Bhansali brings out the grim reality of prostitution in India. Inspired by S. Hussain Zaidi’s book The Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt, is a polished take on prostitution in India. It is the story of the transformation of Ganga Harjivandas, the […]

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