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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
WhatsApp, Social media rumours, Social Media, Child lifting

How social media is helping spread child lifting rumours

It matters little that the impact implies someone’s death.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Social Media, Trolling, Mamata Banerjee, Parliament

Nusrat-Mimi versus Trolls: Who’s winning this fiery match?

Clearly, the winner is Mamata Banerjee. Here's why.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Social Media, Narendra Modi, WhatsApp forwards, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Mobile Politics: Why I think Lok Sabha 2019 was not a post-Mandal but a post-Jio election

India's information revolution, with affordable communication, made political messaging that much more personal and vastly widespread. Only the BJP understood and seized the moment.

HUMOUR

 |  2-minute read
Wedding rituals, Social Media, Naagin Dance, Indian weddings

Nagin Dance, Redefined: Yes, India is a land of magic and snake (dancers). Never forget

Our naagin dancing is world-famous! But don't forget that one wedding which was cancelled when the bride saw the groom performing naagin dance in the baarat.

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
Taliban, Social Media, Us troops, Afghanistan

Little Ahmad's Afghan Dance: Why this video of an Afghani kid is the strangest thing on Internet

The video lays bare the spirit of Afghanistan. There's no tomorrow. But there is a now. And it can be celebrated. Despite everything!

VARIETY

 |  #PostcardsFromParas  |  4-minute read
China, Madras HC, Social Media, Tiktok

Ban vs un-ban: Why the Tiktok ban was simply a ticking time bomb!

For the moment, time seems to be on Tiktok's side. But the freedom of expression we take for granted isn’t that infinite after all! For even when the freedom was taken from us, we could do nothing.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Social Media, Bilawal bhutto-zardari, Imran Khan, Pakistan

Why the recent 'sexist spat' in Pakistan reminds me of Game of Thrones

Winning a Twitter who-is-more-abusive battle should not be the highlight of your day.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
China, Madras HC, Social Media, Tiktok

Ticking Again: TikTok was banned in India for three weeks. Here’s what happened in those 21 days

For TikTok and its Indian fans, surprisingly, justice was not delayed!

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Social Media, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ipl 2019, Ziva singh dhoni

Is Ziva Dhoni the new Taimur of social media?

IPL is also about the kids of Shah Rukh Khan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Indo-Pak, Pulwama, Jaish-e-mohammed, Social Media

The surgical strike aftermath: Why introspecting over our social media behaviour is crucial

Shame on us for mouthing a terrorist group's mantra in the context of the Indian Air Force — and all the valour they stand for.