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2017-07-09 11:42
In 'Word of the Day', a daily column that ran in the Bangalore Mirror through the latter half of 2015, writer Sriram Aravamudan, who describes himself as a 'gardener, baker, comedian and all… Read More
2017-07-06 05:34
In a land where rainfall is scarce, the act of reading the skies and attempting to name the unattainable becomes unbearably poignant. Arati-Kumar Rao on the language of the Thar: The act of… Read More
Periya Emden
2017-07-04 05:17
On the night of 22nd September 1914, a lone German cruiser slipped unnoticed into the waters off Chennai. Once the ship was in range, its commander Karl von Müller gave his crew the ord… Read More
2017-06-18 10:19
Aditya Sinha's amusing New York Times piece on the Indian bureaucracy's love of euphemism: If the “War on Terror” had been undertaken by the government of India, it probably wou… Read More
2017-06-18 09:52
Via the city guide Mumbai Boss, now defunct: Gaysi, the chaps behind LGBT open mic night Dirty Talk, return this Sunday, April 6 with 2×2 Talkies, a series of film screenings that bor… Read More
2017-06-18 09:41
This was described to me as a slang term for testicles, used at St Andrew's School in Bandra, Mumbai. 'Bugger, I'll kick you in your downtwo, you'll go crying for your mama' Read More
Preponing 'prepone'
2017-04-16 07:32
For those who haven't come across the word, prepone means to move something to an earlier date or time: quite simply, it is the opposite of postpone. Prepone is widely regarded as an Indian… Read More
2017-04-11 22:46
“I am glad, sir” said a lady to Dr. Johnson, “that you have omitted all improper words from your dictionary.” “I hope I have, madam,” answered the surly s… Read More

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