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Cinema || I kissed a girl (Queer Inversions)

Simple inversions often present a perspective that, in spite of retaining their inherent capacity to disturb the general notion of affairs, does not fail to generate a ‘general’ sense of novelty when presented in a pink little package for the very first time. A deferred

Book || Mrs. Funnybones (Twinkle Khanna)

The fact that Twinkle Khanna can be funny is no great revelation. Her delightful columns in two prominent national newspapers have already exposed her ‘funny’ bone to readers who have gradually come to accept her for more than her ‘star daughter turned “failed” Bollywood actress

Feature || FTII, Presidency & The Culture of Dissent

Expressing dissent, voicing one’s dissatisfaction has not only been a part and parcel of democracy but one of the very foundations of its existence. Throughout history, instances such as those in France circa 1968 or Bangladesh (Shahbag) only a year ago have consolidated the notion

Feature || The Rosogolla Affair

It has been a whooping 147 years since Nabin Chandra Das supposedly came up with the deceptively simple idea of letting dumplings of cottage cheese simmer in a pool of sugary syrup to give birth to a dessert. It is 2015 and that dessert by