Society

8 Cartoon Character Catchphrases From Our Childhood We’ll Never Forget

It seems like only yesterday that we were running home from school, excited about switching on an Onida TV and watching our favourite cartoons. Keeping us engaged for hours, they’d make us laugh with their crazy antics, their familiar music and mannerisms ingrained in our memories forever. I can’t help but wonder if I were […]

6 Times It Totally Felt Like Marvel And DC Copied Each Other’s Homework

Good artists take inspiration, great artists copy outright. In which case Marvel and DC must be bloody brilliant because, throughout their illustrious history, both publishing giants have taken more than a leaf from the other’s book. It makes sense – comic books were once the only way to catch up with your favourite superheroes, making […]

Do You Know The Story Behind These Inspiring Women From Kerala Who Had To Dig Wells On Their Own

While most of the Southern parts of the country were hit with drought, a group of women from Kerala have decided to take control of the situation. Scores of them had come together to dig wells in Kerala’s Palakkad district and rewrite their destiny amid the unprecedented dry spell. With the failure of the monsoon […]

10 Very Real But Weirdly Specific Jobs That People Get Paid To Do

We’ve all worked jobs we love and jobs we despise. But there aren’t that many of us who can go around claiming these job titles which logically exist, but are so strange, it’s hard to really wrap our heads around them. #1 Train Pushers Source In Japan, there are attendants known as “oshiya” who can […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Truth About Anti-Rape Devices

We must truly live in terrible times if after a person has been brutally raped, we’re ready to hold accountable everyone else but the rapist. But to be honest, it’s nothing new. Historically, sexual assault has always been viewed as a result of men’s inability to keep it in their pants. To avoid being raped, […]

Typhoid Mary: The Most Famous Disease Carrier In History

The story of Mary Mallon, or the infamous Typhoid Mary, begins in the year 1906 with a man called Charles Henry Warren. For their summer vacation that year, the New York banker and his family rented a summer home from George Thompson in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Mary was to be their cook. Then on […]

Charles Sobhraj: The Story Of The Infamous Bikini Killer

My first introduction to Charles Sobhraj was a couple of summers ago, when I walked into Goa’s O’Coqueiro Restaurant. It was there in 1986 that the alleged killer had been waiting for a call when he was ambushed by Inspector Madhukar Zende. He’d escaped from Delhi’s Tihar Jail, a maximum security prison, only two weeks before. […]

A Letter From HR To The Woman Who Used The Toilet Before Me

Aadarniya sahyog, aapko mera pranaam. Source First off, let me congratulate you on this milestone achievement. I and my entire team of fellow women are celebrating you having successfully navigated all social taboos and released your body’s waste into the commode. We do understand that this is an undertaking into which you have dedicated a lot […]

The Intriguing Stories Behind 9 Of The World’s Most Iconic Photographs

When was the last time a “candid” photograph with a pretentious quote made you stop scrolling? Only never. With photographs plastering almost all of our social media feeds everyday, we rarely ever find ourselves giving them a second glance and or much thought. But not the ones on these list. For years, these enduring photos […]

The Intriguing Story Behind The ‘Most Beautiful Suicide’ Photograph

On May 1st, 1947, around 10:40 am, Patrolman John Morrissey noticed a white scarf floating down from the upper floors of the Empire State Building as he was directing traffic at Thirty-fourth Street and Fifth Avenue. Moments later, there was a resounding crash; the sickening crunch of flesh against metal as the body of a […]

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