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

Nov 28, 2014

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

Nov 18, 2014

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

Nov 11, 2014

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

Its 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'

Oct 28, 2014

'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!

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
TOI's nasty attack on Deepika: No, her 'Lovely' video doesn't prove them right

Sep 22, 2014

TOI's nasty attack on Deepika: No, her 'Lovely' video doesn't prove them right

Deepika's Padukona's song Lovely from the film Happy New Year was released over the weekend. So what do you see in Lovely a sex object or an actress? #CultureDecoder #Times of India #Farah Khan #TOI #Deepika Padukona #Deepika Padukone tweet #Happy New Year film #Happy New Year film song #Lovely