Pathikrit Sanyal

OPEN TO OPINION

Pop-culture fanatic, meme junkie, potterhead, pun overlord.

LIFE

 |   3-minute read

There is a protest in favour of veg biryani rights and I support it

There is enough hate in this world. We don’t need a holy war for biryani.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

HUMOUR

 |   3-minute read

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

What BJP aims to achieve by stoking Padmavati controversy

The ruling party is obsessed with preserving history - an 'alternative' history they take pride in.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Why WhatsApp crash didn’t grind my life to a halt

It’s not that I hate WhatsApp, but it’s something I can happily live without.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

How an Indian teen and his disabled father became victims of vicious memes

Without absurd and dark captions, Durgesh and Sanjay's photos wouldn't have meant much.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Kevin Spacey molested a 14-year-old. His coming out as gay doesn't matter

It is only a matter of time before the mighty, whose influence kept the silence of victims going, eventually fall like a house of cards.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Why a Facebook list of alleged sexual predators in academia has spooked vocal Indian feminists

There seems to be an underlining presumption that only a certain kind of men are capable of committing rape/sexual harassment.

VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

Indian men slut-shamed a woman for polyamoury because how dare she make sexual choices

For the uninitiated, it is the practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with each partner consenting to the arrangement.