Books  /  Published 23.06.21

Naoise Dolan’s ‘Exciting Times’ is sharp

At 22, Ava is on a gap year travelling through post-secession Hong Kong, teaching English to kids of rich parents, while manoeuvring a relationship with an affluent, British investment banker, Julian....
By Shrestha Saha

Entertainment  /  Published 10.06.21

Emma Seligman on the rise of feminist comedy

What was the genesis of your short Shiva Baby and what made you want to adapt it as your debut feature film? The short was my final project at film school and I wanted to make something that was affo...
By Priyanka Roy 

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

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.18

Our leaders' unfunny put-downs

In the cornucopia of riches that the magic of the internet has brought to our fingertips, few things are as delight-giving as comparing YouTube videos of the present president of the United States of ...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.18

Satire, long feted in India, is now censured

Break the silenceSir — At long last, the silence around sexual misconduct towards women has been broken. Patriarchy has enabled the abuse of women under any pretext. Men around the world, from indus...
By The Telegraph


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

Books  /  Published 29.03.20

Five authors tell us what keeps them going

By The Telegraph

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

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

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


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