Will Wonder Woman Finally Let DC Match up to Marvel?

Ever since the resurgence of ‘SuperHero Movies’ during the early noughties, nerd culture has become the  new cool. Maybe Big Bang Theory did its bit to make ‘geek chic’ more mainstream. But by and large it has always been Camp DC vs. Camp Marvel. SuperHero movies were apparently not quite blockbuster material that they have …

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How To Avoid Pseudo Complications: A Cynic’s Guide

First things first. I am SO GLAD I didn’t waste a good 500 rupees on a movie so formulaic that it’s smug director doesn’t even bother to look back once and realise how impasse his ‘stories’ have become. And why should he, when the formula sells? On second thoughts, the 120 odd bucks I spent …

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Of caste, class, politics, and…food: Part II

Now that brings me to the other - this time accurate observation - in the article: Upper Caste Hindus (read Brahmins) and their austere Vegetarian food habits, which is their ‘superiority card’. A lot has been written about the ‘vegetarian fascism’ ever since the Modi Government came into power. Food - as I am sure …

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Of caste, class, politics, and…food: Part I

'In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat'... reads the headline of a rather engaging article I stumbled upon during my daily dosage of FaceBook scouring one of these days. The article is largely about a new trend in cookbooks, i.e. chronicling of traditional recipes according to caste rather than region. After giving …

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