Books  /  Published 29.03.20

Five authors tell us what keeps them going

By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.20

God knows, HC knows too

A sense of humour is perhaps the greatest loss to a society when people are constantly on the lookout for insults to their religious sentiments. A gentleman named Subhadep Adhikari petitioned the Calc...
By The Editorial Board in

Bollywood  /  Published 22.11.19

Humour me!

After some intense films in Parmanu, Satyameva Jayate and Batla House, John Abraham is back with Pagalpanti. And the half-Parsi actor says he has a sense of humour that’s still untapped.John admitte...
By Shama Bhagat in

Entertainment  /  Published 28.09.19

Tweak with Twinkle Khanna

Known for her irreverent sense of humour — book to newspaper column to Twitter — Twinkle Khanna has carved out a whole new niche for herself. The 45-year-old author, entrepreneur and film producer...
By Priyanka Roy in

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

Ogden Nash: The secret truths of rhymed unreason

The turtle lives ’twixt plated decks/ Which practically conceal its sex,” says Ogden Nash. “I think it clever of the turtle/ In such a fix to be so fertile.” This comic pithiness is also revea...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 22.06.19

India vs Pakistan: Who won the Cup on Twitter?

Humour can, at times, serve as a shield. Keeping the funny bone intact, history has shown, can be a way of shielding oneself from the bolts of thunder hurled by life, off and on the pitch. There can b...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.19

The stoical Everyman in Sudhir Dar's cartoons

Once a daily feature in many national dailies and those published in the vernacular varieties as well, cartoons took a critical look at contemporary social and political mores, using humour either to ...
By Soumitra Das in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

AI is no laughing matter

A robot walks into a bar, but can it be funny? It cannot, according to scientists and linguists who arrived at this conclusion this April Fools’ Day. The realization is not entirely a novel one thou...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 06.05.18

The shahs of blah

By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.18

A scholar of Hindutva and humour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory message on Twitter four years ago, when his party won India’s national elections, remains one of the most retweeted tweets from India. The use of social medi...
By Anahita Mukherji in


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