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Deepansh Duggal

Deepansh Duggal

Senior Sub Editordeepansh.duggal@aajtak.com
Politics. Mostly humor.

By Deepansh Duggal

How to be Anurag Kashyap's writer: It's much easier than it seems!

Tips that will help you land the most coveted writing gig!

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Because Rakhi is not regressive! An open letter to those who think Raksha Bandhan is patriarchal and sexist!

Dear Liberals, this Raksha Bandhan, please spare us the horror of why you think the festival is regressive. It's not. It's only about caring and love.

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Liberal Touchiness: What Anurag Kashyap leaving Twitter over trolls tells us about liberals

Such oversensitivity, much wow!

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Pakistan Goes to the Dogs: One Pakistani MP called another 'dog' in Parliament! Why did this viral moment even happen?

Who needs reality TV when you can watch Pakistan’s parliamentarians fight with each other?

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Pakistan Punched by Posters! Humiliating notices advocating 'Akhand Bharat' pop up in Islamabad after Article 370 goes

How did 'Akhand Bharat' posters suddenly show up in Pakistan's capital city? Who put them there? And how come their cops are removing these so slowly and reluctantly?

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Imran Khan's Shaadi Business: Pakistan's desperate times truly need desperate measures!

Imran Khan had promised to turn Pakistan's PM House into a university. It's now a wedding venue. What explains this?

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4 fun facts you should know about Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Prime Minister

Abki bar, Boris ki Sarkar!

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Stop fuming over the 'absurd' boundary rule that helped England win World Cup. Here's why we must stand with ICC

It is not that the Kiwis were not aware that such a rule exists.

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Hema Malini's sweeping success: Full marks to Hema ji for not acting as the Swachhta Dream Girl!

In a world full of politicians who try to sweep over real issues with orchestrated efforts, here's why we must applaud Hema Malini.

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Sona Kitna Sona Hai: Gold is set to become more expensive and we can’t help but sympathize with these 4 people

Sone Jaisa Inka Mann: These celebrities have a soft corner in their hearts for all things ‘gold’ but their dreams will soon be shattered.

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MS Dhoni, Please Retire! It pains me to say this as a Dhoni fan, but it’s time Captain Cool calls it quits

Given his recent performance, MS Dhoni should hang up his gloves while some people still say, but why? Not when everyone is demanding, but why not!

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Hotstar's desi 'The Office' is really nice! Stop hating it just because it's Indian!

The Indian version of ‘The Office’ didn’t go down well with many viewers. But their dislike is totally uncalled for because the Indian 'The Office' is a cut above the US version even.

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#BleedBhagwa or #BleedBlue — We need to stop politicising Team India’s jerseys by reading too much into the details

An open letter to all the political pundits who can’t help but associate bigotry with saffron.

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Swearing In The House: From Sunny Deol to Sadhvi Pragya, the MPs who made news right at their oath

One messed up the words. Another added some. And a third forgot part of the ceremony. Why are they in such a hurry to prove what great law-makers they are?

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Discomfort Food: Why the Pakistani team's intake of burgers and shakes has shaken up Pakistanis online

It was an electrifying match, but then why was Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed yawning in the middle of India vs Pakistan? Decoding the Pakistani team, burger by burger.

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Poor, poor Pakistan: From getting crushed in cricket to live-streaming ministers with cat filter, our neighbour is having a week from hell

And, not to be left behind, their (in)famous minister Fawad Chaudhry apparently even slapped a journalist. Is it the heat? Or something else that's making the padosi mulk lose it?

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India vs Pakistan Meme Match: As India-Pak battle on the pitch, social media sees a furious clash. Guess who's winning?

Pakistan’s meme game is just as bad as their fielding.

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Who is the Voice of Kerala? It used to be Shashi Tharoor. Until Rahul Gandhi spoke up

With his move to Wayanad and his claiming the concerns of Kerala in Parliament now, is Rahul Gandhi targetting one of the few strong pillars left standing in a shell-shocked Congress?

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‘Bhery Bhel Done’: This British chef selling Jhalmuri on the streets of London has won over desi Twitter

Move over, fine dining and snooty posh restaurants. The flavour rocking London right now is our very own Jhalmuri, made by a Brit chef!

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Pakistan TV spoofs Abhinandan on World Cup: Dear Pakistanis, can't you even afford a video editor?

Pakistan's parody of Wing Commander Abhinandan, who taught them some English, is clearly made on a shoestring budget. Why are we not surprised?

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Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges: Why Pak PMs and Presidents have such trouble completing a term

The word ‘corruption’ has become as synonymous with Pakistan as the word ‘terrorism’. 'Contempt of court' is a hot favourite too.

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Out for a Duck: Vijay Mallya watched #IndVsAus at the Oval

And we have a lot of questions!

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‘Akbar was a molester’: BJP leader accuses Mughal Emperor of sexual misconduct, triggers fresh-old debate

A BJP leader declares Akbar the Great was basically like a roadside molester. Well, bigotry aside, the silver lining here is democracy which spares no one, not even the most medieval Badshahs.

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Ooops, he did it again! How Pakistan's Imran Khan is a gift of embarrassments that just keeps giving!

He was being referred to as 'Pakistan's Pappu'. But with his latest Olympic-size gaffes, Imran Khan has left that tag far behind!

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Mothers and Sons: PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony showed us two types of moms and two kinds of sons

Leaving the comfort zone of one's family nest is very hard. But PM Modi, supported by his mother Hiraben, did so. Rahul Gandhi hasn't yet.

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Troll Bhai, modernise! Mimi and Nusrat being trolled for Western clothes and selfies in Parliament shows our critics are just not with it!

Welcome to a world where ‘jeans and pants’ are the new evil and if you are wearing them, you’re apparently at a movie set. Even if you're an MP in Parliament.

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JCB Ki Khudaai memes go viral! But from shaadis to Sunny Leone, just why are we trending #JCBKiKhudaai?

Why should so many people be watching so many JCB ki khudaai memes? What could a JCB excavator video really offer? I dug up some dirt on the #JCBKiKhudayi viral videos and here’s what I found!

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PM Modi's Swearing-In Guestlist? From Donald Trump to Imran Khan, here's our atithi wishlist!

Narendra Modi has arrived (again) and is now here to stay. PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony is on 30 May. Who do you think should be there?

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Cheer up, Rahul ji! Why I think resigning should not be an option for Rahul Gandhi

Breakups hurt. So do election losses. Some of us are strong enough to deal with it. Others crack under the pressure and give up. Which one are you, Rahul Gandhi?

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