Category: DUB Speak

Fests

Fests as an Organiser: Of Worries, Whines, and Woes

Behind the curtains of the starry shows and the motley of events lined up lies the true endurance of the Organising Committee, for their perseverance makes the fest...

indian TV shows

Soap Operas to Reality Shows: The Absurdity of Indian Television

From the very first Indian soap ‘Hum Log’ to present day soaps and reality shows, Indian television has grown undoubtedly, but not always for the better.  ...

Indian films audience choices

From Masala to Content- a changing paradigm in audiences’ theatrical choices

The Bollywood film industry has been the largest producer of drama, action,comedy and romance for over a century now. Owing to its growing popularity, there’s hardly...

Arun Jaitley- Finance Minister of India

The Great Indian Budget 2017

Widely seen as an optimistic panacea to the aftermath of demonetisation and the precursor to the GST Bill coming in July this year, we analyse what all Mr. Arun...

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The many ‘whys’ of Valentine’s Day

Amidst the visual of rose petals, romantic dinners, and overwhelming gestures, here’s a reality check to shake you back to the practicality of this phenomenon called...

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JNU Sedition Row: A timeline and analysis

For most people, February 9th will be just another day in the calendar. But, in the history of student movements, this day will be known for the beginning of a...

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Mental health and the stigma around it

Depression is more than just feeling sad and anxiety is more than just being stressed – it is the 21st century and some people still don’t understand the...

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Bigotry at show on third day at ‘Musha’irah’

Ideas often grow in spaces which celebrate freedom. These ideas, both radical and revolutionary are double edged swords. While ideas that led to the birth of Facebook...

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Let’s talk about Bela Bhatia and Bastar

To isolate the enemy, to cut off all sources of information and resources and to discredit and defame the dissenters, is a tried and tested strategy of an authoritarian...

With the executive order imposing a temporary ban on immigrants from Muslim-regions,

there has been a resistance from the different sectors of the country.

The Showdown to Trump

Politicians are a species which is said to possess a pivotal incongruity between what is spoken and what is done. The governance of nations is criticised when the...