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Why is the Internet so angry? Decoding India's appetite for outrage

Jul 08, 2014

Why is the Internet so angry? Decoding India's appetite for outrage

The Internet is an angry place, especially the Indian internet scene. We take a look at why. #facebook #CultureDecoder #Internet #Twitter #InMyOpinion #Trolling #Internet abuse #Online hatred
Hic Hic Hurray, not? Indians are drinking less whisky

Jun 20, 2014

Hic Hic Hurray, not? Indians are drinking less whisky

India's love affair with whisky has been knocked down a few pegs. The growth in whisky drinking is slowing down. There's no danger it will dry up but our relationship with whisky is changing. As Facebook would say it's complicated. #CultureDecoder #Cocktails #Vodka #Khushwant Singh #dry days #Single malt whisky #Economic liberalisation in India #whisky #Honey Singh #Indians drinking whisky #Whisky drinking in India #Amrish Puri
Hindi only please: Why Modi's new policy isn't about Bharatiyata

Jun 05, 2014

Hindi only please: Why Modi's new policy isn't about Bharatiyata

Narendra Modi might become the first Indian prime minister to insist on speaking in Hindi even in diplomatic settings where others have chosen to speak in English. That decision might be a first but it should really be a non-issue. #CultureDecoder #Manmohan Singh #Congress #Narendra Modi #Indira Gandhi #language #Hindi #SAARC #Atal Behari Vajpayee
Speaking Hindi: How Modi is putting Indianness back into India

Jun 05, 2014

Speaking Hindi: How Modi is putting Indianness back into India

Modi's decision of speaking to foreign leaders is Hindi despite his ability to speak English is an act of cultural and linguistic assertion. It is time we connected back to our cultural and linguistic traditions in a modern way #CultureDecoder #language #Culture #Modi #Hindi #soft power #Cultural Assertion #Naredra Modi #Indianness
Maya, Marquez, Mandela: The disease of social media fekus

May 29, 2014

Maya, Marquez, Mandela: The disease of social media fekus

Is your timeline flooded with inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou? Do you feel somehow embarrassed that you don't have one? Are you feeling the pressure to google one quickly? Don't worry. You are not alone. #social media #CultureDecoder #Twitter #Google search #Maya Angelou #faking knowledge

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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