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Opinion | Rhea Chakraborty and a brief history of scapegoats

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- The events of this week got me interested in the etymology of "scapegoat". It is Biblical in origin, first recorded around 1530 in Tyndale's Bible. On the Day of Atonement, one ... Read More


Mothers, daughters and rocky roads

New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- I am not revealing too much when I say that the thread running through the first episode of Masaba Masaba is a mother's anxious calls-unanswered, ignored-to her daughter. The "ca... Read More


Opinion I Mothers, daughters and rocky roads

New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- I am not revealing too much when I say that the thread running through the first episode of Masaba Masaba is a mother's anxious calls-unanswered, ignored-to her daughter. The "ca... Read More


'Churails' | When burqas become superhero capes

New Delhi, Aug. 29 -- Sara Khan likes her chocolate. Amid some of the tensest moments of Churails, she is shown delicately biting into a bar, its foil and paper cover neatly rolled back. That's her st... Read More


Opinion | When burqas become capes

New Delhi, Aug. 29 -- Sara Khan likes her chocolate. Amid some of the tensest moments of Churails, she is shown delicately biting into a bar, its foil and paper cover neatly rolled back. That's her st... Read More


Covid and #LoveIsNotTourism

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- Covid-19 is not all we talk about any more. This issue of Lounge has only one story that is directly related to covid (last week's Independence Day special didn't have any). Righ... Read More


How we picked the 50 books for this guide to India

New Delhi, Aug. 15 -- This is a list of books by Indian writers for Indian readers published in English post 1947. First, we had to let go of the works in translation. Including works in Indian langu... Read More


Opinion | Can social media UX teach us humility?

New Delhi, July 24 -- In my early days as Lounge editor, three years ago, I was the tiresome person at parties flipping out my phone and asking people which cover they liked most amongst the last four... Read More


Opinion | The Gauri Shinde view of the world

New Delhi, July 18 -- Gauri Shinde misses saying, "It's a wrap!" The film-maker shot two commercials during the lockdown without the crew leaving their homes. Family members filmed the ads while Shin... Read More


The Gauri Shinde view of the world

New Delhi, July 18 -- Gauri Shinde misses saying, "It's a wrap!" The film-maker shot two commercials during the lockdown without the crew leaving their homes. Family members filmed the ads while Shin... Read More