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Why are Indians so racist? Because we don't talk about it!

Oct 21, 2014

Why are Indians so racist? Because we don't talk about it!

We would like to thing we grew more race-ignorant than racist. But obviously we managed to acquire plenty of racist baggage from somewhere along the way. #CultureDecoder #India #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #Gurgaon #Racism #United States of America #Northeast #Racist #attacks on people from Northeast #African immigrants
The 1.8 crore question Is Mamata Banerjee India's most underrated artist?

Oct 17, 2014

The 1.8 crore question Is Mamata Banerjee India's most underrated artist?

Move over Dadaism. In Bengal it's the age of Didi-ism. As the CBI probes whether or not someone paid Rs 1.8 crore for Mamata Banerjee's art, the time has come to look at the career of India's most underrated amateur painter. #CultureDecoder #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool #Mamata #Trinamool Congress #TMC #Saradha #Mamata Banerjee painting #Mamata paintings #Mamata Banerjee paintings
Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

Oct 07, 2014

Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

A film based on a play famous for the line Something is rotten in the state of Denmark cannot come out smelling like roses in Kashmir. #OnOurMind #CultureDecoder #Shahid Kapoor #Tabu #Vishal Bhardwaj #Freedom of Expression #Haider #Basharat Peer #BoycottHaider
Ambol to Zintac An A to Z guide to Bengali indigestion after Durga Puja

Oct 04, 2014

Ambol to Zintac An A to Z guide to Bengali indigestion after Durga Puja

Eskimos are said to have 50 words for snow. Bengalis have 50 words for different kinds of indigestion. As everyone publishes lists of must-have Bengali delicacies during Durga Puja, here is the must-have guide to Bengali stomach problems. #CultureDecoder #Kolkata #Durga Puja #biryani #eating out #digestive #Indigestion
Durga Puja with a difference Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Oct 03, 2014

Durga Puja with a difference Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion. #CultureDecoder #Bengal #Kolkata #Vrindavan #Durga Puja #widows #Durga #Sulabh #Vrindavan widows #Bindeshwar Pathak #Durga Puja in Kolkata #Goddess Durga

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South meets North Chennai weddings turn over a new leaf

Nov 26, 2012

South meets North Chennai weddings turn over a new leaf

Fusion food, (or should that be confusion food) is drawing the crowds to rave reviews in halls everywhere. #CultureDecoder #food #Chennai #Idli #Chennai weddings #puran polis #gol gappa #bisi bele bhat
Dahi handi From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 10, 2012

Dahi handi From prank to political platform, but a sport?

A small lobby has started exploring the possibility of making dahi handi a sport and getting it recognition like what kabaddi has. It could need standardisation of the height at which the handis are placed, the number of tiers in the human pyramid. #CultureDecoder #Krishna Janmashtami #dahi handi