Culture Couch

How Dracula Became the Freshest Internet Phenomenon

If I were to tell you that in May of 2022 the #1 trending topic on social media for two weeks straight has been...

Kalkattewali: The Goddess and Her City

A temple in the northern part of Kolkata, the Thanthania Kalibari has a marble slab, on which “Shankar’er hridoy majhe, Kali biraje,” (Kali reigns...

Queen Victoria, ‘Consumption’ and Goth Culture

The first thing that many will visualise upon the mention of ‘Goth’ is the mohawk, black lace, powdered faces, spikes and metal on ‘uncivilised’...

On Reboots, Reunions and Manufactured Nostalgia

“As a show or movie completes its run, viewers get to imagine the ending they like best. Reboots risk sinking this imagined ending and the franchise with it.”

More Misses than Hits: “The Chair” on Cancel Culture

“The show attacks a bunch of little-over-teenage youths who really are the least of cancel culture’s problems, but are the most fashionable to attack.”

The King’s Indian

From Chaturanga to Modern Chess

A Taste Of Mumbai

8 dishes that have become staples in the coastal capital of Maharashtra, India

The Intricacies of Modern Art

A conversation between two lovers is more "art" than some of these pieces could ever be.

Enduring Enigmas: Maharani Gayatri Devi

"In one lifetime, Gayatri Devi lived many, often contrasting, lives."

Notes from Post-Colonial India

Satyajit Ray: life, influences, writings