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Story Posted on 31-12-2018


 |  6-minute read
T for taj mahal, Tumbbad, Stree, Andhadhun

Films: Flashback 2018, future perfect 2019

The writers and directors of this year’s favourite Hindi films talk about their pick of the movies in 2018.


 |  The Castaways  |  9-minute read
Gender, Art, Anthropocene, Vibha galhotra

Enter the Anthropocene: ‘Climate change is political, so should be art around it’

Artist Vibha Galhotra talks about her gender and her art before her upcoming show at the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi in January.


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Bengal Famine, Politics, Mahatma Gandhi, West bengal vs odisha

Fooding around: How 'food' both divides and brings together

...But, as long as it is used to bring people to the table, conversations can start.


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Civilian deaths in kashmir, Militancy in kashmir, Kashmir crisis, Kashmir conflict

2018 was all doom and gloom for Kashmir. Why I am hopeful for a better 2019

There is no sign of any effort being made to resolve the conflict and end the cycle of violence.


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Wildfires, Floods, Volcano, Tsunami

The environmental disasters that defined 2018

From nature's wrath unleashed in the form of volcanic eruptions, to completely avoidable calamities like the floods in Kerala, 2018 was a deadly cocktail of devastating disasters.


 |  3-minute read
Victim-blaming, Women Empowerment, Sexual harassment, Rani Mukerji

Is Rani Mukerji echoing a 'modern' approach to victim-blaming?

If you're teaching women, and not men, how to behave, you are basically defending the status quo.


 |  5-minute read
Privacy, Aadhaar, Facebook, Cryptocurrency

Year in rewind: Biggest stories from the world of tech in 2018

From cryptocurrency collapse to Elon Musk losing the plot, here's everything important that happened in 2018.


 |  3-minute read
Triple Talaq, Adultery law, Me too movement, Section 377 verdict

Section 377 to adultery, Sabarimala to Triple Talaq — why the epic moments of 2018 seem to fade out in 2019

Are we carrying a social hangover of judging people into the new year? A hangover that will override the ground-breaking legal judgements we saw last year?


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Monkey cap, Winter, Stereotyping, Bengalis

5 reasons why the Bengali has left his monkey cap behind

It messes up our Boroline, to begin with.


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Sanjaya baru, Congress, Manmohan Singh, The Accidental Prime Minister

In protesting against 'The Accidental Prime Minister', the Congress seems to have forgotten what Manmohan Singh taught it

By calling for bans and boycotts, the Rahul Gandhi-led party must refrain from walking into the trap laid out by the BJP.