News  /  Published 01.04.22

Recalling pranks played on April Fool’s Day

After two long and arduous years, the Covid count has finally has dipped low enough for people to consider playing April Fool pranks. Children have been busy exchanging notes on tricks and the grown-u...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Lifestyle  /  Published 22.03.22

Srijit Mukherji and the art of witty social media posts

What happens when a buck meets a “Buckrudhdho” man? The latter pens down a caption that has us laughing at the pun. ...
By Pooja Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 01.02.22

Hilarious middle-class memes flood Twitter on B-Day

It was a meme fest Tuesday for the aam aadmi.  B-day 2022 saw netizens flooding Twitter with #MiddleClass memes on expectations vs. reality. Here are some rib-tickling ones... PS...
By My Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.21

Funny pill: Targeting humour

A sullen, prickly nation is no laughing matter. This was one of the important observations made by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court which, while dismissing a case filed by the ever-sulking p...
By The Editorial Board

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


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