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Tamil cinema, imagination, the fans and how all of this blurs lines between fantasy and reality

Jul 24, 2016

Tamil cinema, imagination, the fans and how all of this blurs lines between fantasy and reality

This segment is based on Pandian’s anthropological work with another major star of Tamil cinema, Karthi Sivakumar, on a film shoot for Siruthai that came out a couple of years ago. #Rajinikanth #Tamil Cinema #GoodReads #Fans #Kollywood #Kabali #Karthik Sivakumar #Siruthai
'Try renting an apartment using a Muslim name': Tharoor pens letter in response to Twitter spat with Kher

Feb 02, 2016

'Try renting an apartment using a Muslim name': Tharoor pens letter in response to Twitter spat with Kher

Shashi Tharoor defended his argument against Anupam Kher's comment in a column on NDTV calling it absurd. He pointed out that it was perhaps the minorities in the country who had to struggle much harder to be accepted, something that the majority Hindus take for granted. #Congress #Hinduism #Shashi Tharoor #GoodReads #Anupam Kher #Twitterm SAnghis #Twitter spat
Book Excerpt: They eat meat! The pursuit of an illicit egg in Gujarat

Oct 04, 2015

Book Excerpt: They eat meat! The pursuit of an illicit egg in Gujarat

Cooking more than one egg at the same time was the same as getting caught. #BookExcerpt #GoodReads #Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Book Excerpt: The 'bhaiya' and the Mizo - a tale of unlikely brothers in the Northeast

Aug 14, 2015

Book Excerpt: The 'bhaiya' and the Mizo - a tale of unlikely brothers in the Northeast

Anand Ranganathan’s novel For Love and Honour (Bloomsbury) is set in the northeast in the jungles of Mizoram with its Mizo National Front camps as well as more genteel tea estates. #BookExcerpt #GoodReads #Mizoram #Northeast #Mizo #For love and honour
India doesn't need a dictator, won't curb freedom of speech: PM Modi tells Time magazine

May 08, 2015

India doesn't need a dictator, won't curb freedom of speech: PM Modi tells Time magazine

Just a few days ahead of another foreign trip, to China, PM Modi in an exclusive interview Time Magazine speaks about an array of issues — from religion, terrorism to freedom of speech and relationships with other countries. #India #China #Barack Obama #Terrorism #Religion #US #Narendra Modi #Time magazine #Time #Modi #GoodReads #Dictatorship #Modi interview #ghar wapsi
Who needs Sunny Leone: Ancient Indian erotica is less coy and a whole lot hotter

Apr 28, 2015

Who needs Sunny Leone: Ancient Indian erotica is less coy and a whole lot hotter

Although Kothari does have quite a few interesting pieces, it clearly isn't enough to make a book. #GoodReads #erotica #Nude photos #PK #Erotica: The Art of Loving #Mulk Raj Anand #Prakash Kothari
Ashley Judd speaks out against Twitter abuse, childhood rape

Mar 20, 2015

Ashley Judd speaks out against Twitter abuse, childhood rape

In a moving piece linking online violence and rape, actor Ashley Judd wrote an op-ed in Mic after she faced extremely sexist and violent comments on Twitter for her tweet on a basketball game. #Twitter #Rape #Violence #GoodReads #Abuse #Ashley Judd #Sexual Assualt
The West Bengal gang-rape and church attacks have left me aghast: A nun speaks out

Mar 17, 2015

The West Bengal gang-rape and church attacks have left me aghast: A nun speaks out

Reacting to the incident, principal of Sophia College for Women in Mumbai, Dr Ananda Amritmahal , writes in Quartz that the incident was first an attack on womankind, then an attack on Christians and also an attack on nuns. #West Bengal #Women #communalism #Nun #GoodReads #Crimes against women #christians #gangrape #christian #Nadia #Sophia College for Women #Ananda Amritmahal
'There was nothing human in him': A journalist's account of her under cover life as an IS militant's fiance

Mar 09, 2015

'There was nothing human in him': A journalist's account of her under cover life as an IS militant's fiance

In her quest to find out what inspired youngsters and youth today to get radicalised and join terrorist groups like Islamic State, this young journalist went under cover, joined the young Muslim community online and created a fake profile on Facebook and Twitter and almost married a Islamic State militant. #Syria #France #GoodReads #Terrorists #islamic-state