Category: Culture

  • Jingle All the Way: Start the Holidays on the Right Note
    It’s finally December! And if you know me, you’ll know that as soon as I flip the calendar page I’ve completely switched to holiday mode. Decorations are put up, festive recipes are found, and most importantly, Christmas music is played all day, every day. And because nothing quite inspires the holiday spirit like the right soundtrack, I’ve
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  • A Movement Towards Motion: Parkour in India
    For most people, flipping and flying through cityscapes is something reserved for a certain web-slinging superhero, but not for Delson D’Souza. Delson is a movement coach at Chaos Faktory in Bangalore, and an expert traceur — that is, a practitioner of parkour. When we sat down for a chat, he took us on a tour of the fast-paced, intense world
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  • What We Loved About This Year’s Tony Awards
    Broadway is known for being wild, dramatic, witty, and just great fun. So, the awards that celebrate excellence in Broadway theatre will obviously go down the same route. This year’s Tony Awards combined amazing performances with generous laughs and some very important messages. Here are some of our favorite moments from the show:  
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  • Hustle culture is a joke. And here’s why you shouldn’t fall prey.
    ‘Good things come to those who hustle.’ ‘Quit slacking. Make things happen.’ ‘Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.’ Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a good chance you’ve come across these ‘inspirational’ quotes at least once. You’ll find them emblazoned across new-age office walls, coffee mugs in the cafeteria,
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  • Getting Over the Superhero Slump
    Introduction Superhero movies have always enjoyed a fair share of popularity since the time Christopher Reeves’ Superman hit the silver screen in 1978. The superhero ‘frenzy’, however, started with the advent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2008 with Iron Man. The film was received well by both critics and the audience, which allowed
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  • Forget Getting Ripped, Dad Bods Are the Way to Go
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Pratt, Jason Segal. What do these men have in common, apart from exceptional talent, high-grossing films, and immense stardom? The answer is Dad Bods, i.e. the perfect balance between six-pack abs and a beer belly. And it’s definitely not a bad thing. Sure, most would prefer sculpted abdomens à la Zac Efron, but
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  • Sneaking up on you
    In the 1950s, James Dean hopped into pop culture with sneakers in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Since then youngsters have admired, emulated, even vied, the style of the stars – and let me tell you that even the stars like to be comfortable. When comfort and performance is high on the quota, sneakers are your best friend.
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  • The New Wave of Underground Hip Hop in India
    Hip hop started as an underground movement with marginalized kids trying to find meaning and self-expression in the South Bronx in 1970. Although it has since grown to garner mainstream popularity in the US and subsequently around the world, it seems to have now come full circle in India – where it has become a subversive, counter-narrative
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  • Switch It Up To Sweat It Out
    Let’s be honest: most of us hate working out, however fun it claims to be. Yes, even something fun like Zumba can be exhausting. And that’s probably why, when you find a routine that’s easy-ish and works for you, you stick to it for months on end. But whether you’re huffing and puffing at the weight rack or jogging slowly down a grassy path,
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