Sachin-Sachin!

Sachin-Sachin!

I am a total kindle convert. If there is a way to convert all my physical books into kindle copies, I am ready to stand in a queue longer than what you’ll see outside Wimbledon for a Fedal final to avail myself of the service. Easy to buy, easier to maintain, convenient for taking notes and highlighting texts, and above all, it doesn’t take up real estate space — a godsend in a city cramped for space…

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Crazy cat lady not just a myth

Crazy cat lady not just a myth

The debate between dog lovers and cat people just got more intense with dog folks gaining one more point in their favour – owning cats has been proved (to a considerable extent) to cause psychological disorder. Well it’s not the feline friends themselves as much as a parasite present in their faeces that is to be blamed. Scientists at John Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a research  into whether or not childhood cat ownership…

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6 awesome Aquaman facts you should know!

6 awesome Aquaman facts you should know!

The much anticipated Justice League movie has got superhero fans berserk, and one of the characters stoking this excitement is Aquaman, played by the visual spectacle called Jason Momoa. Unfortunately, Aquaman has also evolved into the butt of all jokes which is kind of unfair considering how astonishingly strong he actually is! Here are 6 instances in the comic universe that prove just that – 1.Contrary to popular belief and internet jokes, Aquaman is one…

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Is tug-of-war a lethal game? Yes, it is.

Is tug-of-war a lethal game? Yes, it is.

Too many times the most underestimated of things prove to be most fatal – be it ants that kill over 30 people a year, or a sting ray whose stab to the chest proved fatal for a man accustomed to handling saltwater crocodiles that weigh approximately a 1000kg. Here is one more wolf-in-a-sheep’s-skin of exercise that continues to elude the radar – the game of tug-of-war. The extent of injuries (and the frequency at which it…

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Which animal is Wolverine really inspired from?

Which animal is Wolverine really inspired from?

Remember that scene from X-Men Origins: Wolverine showing a close up of Logan’s bones tearing through the skin on his knuckles, probably sending down a shiver down your spine and making you rub your own knuckles for solace? It made me ask two things – (a) Why wasn’t this mutant called Catman? (b) Is it possible for such traits (regular claws are different from bones ripping out of a body) to actually exist in any living being?…

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She can’t do sexy – and that’s super cool!

She can’t do sexy – and that’s super cool!

Sofia Ashraf’s catchy tracks are a welcome relief from the overdose of sexiness in entertainment After Sheila, Laila, Mary, and the occasional Zandu balm user, I think we’re well past the point where we stop expecting anything realistic relating to the human female form, and its purpose, from Indian mainstream media. But look at other avenues and you might find respite. Meet Sofia Ashraf – musician, content creator , and a producer with Culture Machine’s…

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Pakistan’s weird addiction

Pakistan’s weird addiction

Necessity is the mother of invention they say – and what a bizarre offspring this mom has produced. Since drives against mainstream narcotics such as opium and heroin, and highly abused drugs like cough syrup, has shown some success in Pakistan’s urban areas, addicts have turned to smoking scorpions for a fix. Yep, scorpions. This may sound strange, but smoking scorpions is nothing new in South Asia, and has presence in India as well. Just…

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Ready for Male contraceptive pills?

Ready for Male contraceptive pills?

What is the height of taking someone for granted?  Expecting only one participant in an act involving two to bear the responsibiity of preventing an unplanned outcome.  Women – generations, and scores of them – have been confounded by how easy medicine has been on men on the subject of safe sex. No, condoms don’t cut it. Sexual intercourse requires two participants, and it is quite ridiculous to expect just one (female, obviously) to be on…

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Celebrating moms as they truly are

Celebrating moms as they truly are

The Vicks ad featuring a transgender mother has already gone viral, spreading love, warmth, and possibly greater acceptance of gender fluid parents among its viewers. Here is another advertisement (although not an Indian one) which portrays the idea of motherhood as more inclusive – pretty much how we actually see it playing out in real life nowadays. Motherhood does not have to be the altar where a woman is expected to sacrifice her individuality, neither is there…

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A 10 year old, or an old lady – who is a better driver?

A 10 year old, or an old lady – who is a better driver?

If you find the thought of a 10 year old driving a car scary and irresponsible, the same fear should be applicable to the idea of a very elderly person behind the wheel as well. A child who drives is expected to be hazardous to himself and others around him mainly because of inexperience, lack of maturity and sense to take quick action, and possessing a body that can barely reach the pedals. On the other…

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Abijit Ganguly – the unaware Santa of Kapil Sharma’s show

Abijit Ganguly – the unaware Santa of Kapil Sharma’s show

Abijit Ganguly is a hero for calling out the television-biggy Comedy Nights with Kapil for lifting his joke. He is also a sport for laughing while responding to the barrage of explicits from Kapil Sharma fans and plagiarism-apologists for doing exactly this. Here is what the one time corporate guy and now full time, and very popular, stand-up comedian has to say about the controversy, the entire point of which seems to have flown over…

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7 things you want to know about Ashish Chanchlani  

7 things you want to know about Ashish Chanchlani  

For a guy who says his inspiration for comedy and acting is Akshay Kumar, Ashish Chanchlani is without a doubt doing his muse justice! The super popular and uber funny vlogger recently crossed a million (and counting) followers on Instagram , which makes him pretty much one of the most talked about entertainers among youngsters. After much vetting, these are the 7 questions his viewers want to ask him most: 1. How close are your…

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