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The real tragedy of Kolkata's horror house on Robinson street: India's clueless on how to deal with mental illness

Updated : Jun 24, 2015

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

The real tragedy of Kolkata's horror house on Robinson street: India's clueless on how to deal with mental illness

When news first broke, that a 77-year-old man had burned himself to death in central Kolkata, and his son had been found living with what appeared to be the skeletons of his sister and two dogs, it spurred shock which quickly morphed into an orgy of voyeurism. #CultureDecoder #India #Kolkata #Mental health #Selfie #Partho De #Robinson Street #Debjani
Secularism in a fruitcake? The charms of Kolkata's 'home-baked' Christmas

Updated : Dec 25, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

Secularism in a fruitcake? The charms of Kolkata's 'home-baked' Christmas

The fruitcake, even more than Santa Claus, is the abiding symbol of a Kolkata Christmas. But Kolkata offers a special treat. You can get a slice of home-baked Christmas as bakers around the city open up their ovens to cake lovers who bring in their own family recipes, along with the flour, eggs, fruits and Old Monk. #CultureDecoder #Kolkata #Christmas #christmas cake #Kolkata christmas #Nahoums #Saldanha #Christmas fruit cake #fruitcake #Bakers #Kolkata Bakeries
Art of Kissing to Kiss of Love: Artist takes on taboo of kissing in public

Updated : Nov 28, 2014

By : Shruti Dhapola

Category : Life

Art of Kissing to Kiss of Love: Artist takes on taboo of kissing in public

Ayushman Mitra spoke to Firstpost about his art work, inspirations, love for big art and Indian mythology. #CultureDecoder #art #Kissing #NH7 Weekender #Indian mythology #Kiss of Love #Art of Kissing #Ayushman Mitra
So who's the most powerful Indian of them all? Answer: The usual suspects

Updated : Nov 18, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

So who's the most powerful Indian of them all? Answer: The usual suspects

In a year that saw seismic shifts in India's political structures, the Power List of the 50 most powerful Indians of 2014, seems largely unruffled. The five most powerful Indians are still five industrialists. #CultureDecoder #Mukesh Ambani #Narendra Modi #Gautam Adani
Right issue, wrong tactic: Why Kiss of Love protests miss the mark

Updated : Nov 11, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

Right issue, wrong tactic: Why Kiss of Love protests miss the mark

It’s 100 percent not okay to have a lathi-wielding policeman come up and haul you off to jail under Section 294 for some consensual public pappi-love. However, it is also okay to be uncomfortable about seeing a couple making out next to you. The Kiss of Love protests seems to miss that key distinction, and therefore undermine the very cause they espouse. #CultureDecoder #JNU #SlutWalk #protest #moral policing #Kiss of Love #Kiss of Love protest rally #PinkChaddi #slut walk
'Happy New Year' is Farah Khan wishing Shah Rukh Khan, 'Happy New Body'

Updated : Oct 28, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Bollywood

'Happy New Year' is Farah Khan wishing Shah Rukh Khan, 'Happy New Body'

Clearly way more work was put into the body of Shah Rukh Khan than into fleshing out the script of Happy New Year. It marks a new height in body worship in Indian film but it's more about the male body for a change. #CultureDecoder #Shah Rukh Khan #Abhishek Bachchan #Sonu Sood #Boman Irani #Farah Khan #Manohar Aich #Happy New Year #body building
Why are Indians so racist? Because we don't talk about it!

Updated : Oct 21, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

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
Holy sh**! They took our Holi and other adventures in Columbusing

Updated : Sep 05, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

Holy sh**! They took our Holi and other adventures in Columbusing

The organizers inform us that though the Holi Color Festival is“influenced by the Hindu Holi celebration” just jazzed up with “electronic dance music.” #CultureDecoder #Holi #Indian festivals #Columbusing #chai latte #cultural festivals
Out of favour: Why dog meat's popularity is waning in South-Korea

Updated : Aug 28, 2014

By : hidden hidden

Category : World

Out of favour: Why dog meat's popularity is waning in South-Korea

Daegyo, the famous dog meat restaurant she opened in a Seoul alley in 1981, will serve its last bowl of boshintang, or dog stew, on Friday. #CultureDecoder #South Korea #Dog #dog meat #Dog meat in South Korea #South Korea cuisine #Boshintang #Dog Stew
Not Modi, it's Batra: Why we must go beyond Macaulayputra vs Dhartiputra

Updated : Aug 08, 2014

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Politics

Not Modi, it's Batra: Why we must go beyond Macaulayputra vs Dhartiputra

To meet Batra on his own turf, the liberals also could do with an erudite, devoutly Hindu scholar who can argue with Batra from faith and not just based on freedom of expression. The latter is critically important but a different playing field and a different argument. #CultureDecoder #Ramachandra Guha #Pavan K Varma #Hindu American Foundation #Wendy Doniger #Dinanath Batra