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Gursimran Khamba

  • Let's talk about zoos

    One of the most chilling photographs in recent times has to be that of the boy cowering in fear a few inches from a white tiger in Delhi zoo. You would think we wouldn't be interested in seeing a man get gorged by an animal, but everyone from our news media and people on Whatsapp thought it great...

    Friday, 26 September 2014 - 6:20am
  • Three things I learnt at Comic Con

    Last week I attended the Bangalore Comic Con and I must admit – I was skeptical about the experience. Growing up watching and reading about the convention in the United States, my brain had told itself that if an Indian version ever happened, it would suck because the scale and depth of the...

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 6:20am
  • Shudh Desi Romance

    This week I'm privileged to bring you a heart-warming love story from the exotic land we call Uttar Pradesh. A young person called Kulvinder decided to climb atop a cellphone tower with a gun and threatened to kill himself if he wasn't reunited with his wife. As it turns out, his "wife" had given...

    Friday, 12 September 2014 - 6:10am
  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's father complained to ECB for giving champagne as award!

    In a glorious moment in Indian parenting history, cricketer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's father complained to the ECB this week for giving his son a bottle of champagne on winning the man of the series award in the recently concluded bilateral test series. The senior Kumar said, "My son is a teetotaller...

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 6:15am
  • The myth of the depressed comedian

    Repeat after me - all comedians aren't depressed. It seems like a stupid thing to say, but after last week I want to clarify this if nothing else but for the Indian journalist. I believe the perception of the depressed comedian is rooted in multiple things. First, the pop culture representation of...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • My love affair with Chacha Chaudhary

    It's an unfortunate fact that we mostly only remember the people who've influenced our lives after they've gone. This Wednesday when I heard the news of Pran's demise, I realized how little thought I had given to someone who was such a major part of my childhood. Tributes to his work and career...

    Friday, 8 August 2014 - 6:25am
  • The Bollywood Kabaddi League

    Chances are you've read of the new Pro Kabaddi League that kicked off in India last weekend. Chances are you've read more about which industrialists and Bollywood stars own kabaddi teams than about the players themselves. A few years ago, this would have made me extremely angry. I'd have moaned...

    Friday, 1 August 2014 - 6:10am
  • Spotted in the big city

    Every few months or so one reads reports of leopards being spotted (pun unintentional but unavoidable) in different parts of Mumbai. This week, one such unfortunate animal managed to make its way into IIT Powai, making Instagram feeds of thousands of young students infinitely more interesting. The...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Whose channel is it anyway?

    One thing that you learn very quickly as an Indian citizen is how to compartmentalise your anger and concern on a weekly basis. There is so much that seems unjust and wrong that it is impossible to spend time fretting and fuming about certain subjects no matter how important they might be. This...

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Thank you football fans

    If there's one thing I've learnt about social media is that no matter what you say, someone or the other is going to get pissed off. Most of us have come to expect and live with Salman, Modi, Kejriwal and Sachin fans wanting to kill us and our families for making fun of them. The past month however...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:10am