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Style and Substance: Meet Jharkhand’s lifestyle vlogger Jyoti Shree Mahato

Style and Substance: Meet Jharkhand’s lifestyle vlogger Jyoti Shree Mahato

What started just as fun videos on TikTok have turned around the life of the 26-year-old from Baliapur, fast on her way to becoming a social media influencer.

29 March 2022
Balle-Balle In Balia: Shining Stars Of Bihar’s Hinterland

Balle-Balle In Balia: Shining Stars Of Bihar’s Hinterland

Tiny district block Baliapur is witnessing a spurt of successful YouTubers

01 April 2022

Otto’s Dilemma: A Short Story From Goa

The short story by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, a writer and journalist based in Goa, is part of an unpublished collection titled Anjuna Tales

Star Power: How Bollywood Star Lookalikes Are Seeking Their Place Under The Sun

Star Power: How Bollywood Star Lookalikes Are Seeking Their Place Under The Sun

Former TikTok stars from rural India are struggling to get noticed on a more elitist Instagram Reels

01 April 2022

Theatre Of The Absurd: Reeling In The Droll

Ennui and anxiety seem to excite Gen Z’s obsession with droll videos of people doing ‘meaningless’ things

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25 March 2022
Cinema Paradiso: A Village Of Viral Movie Stars In Tamil Nadu

Cinema Paradiso: A Village Of Viral Movie Stars In Tamil Nadu

By the Kaveri river in central Tamil Nadu, entire population wakes up every day dreaming of cinematic stardom


02 April 2022
Bihari Swag: How Youngsters Are Building Careers On YouTube

Bihari Swag: How Youngsters Are Building Careers On YouTube

In a state where unemployment is widespread, young men and women are striking gold through content creation


05 April 2022
Punjabi Tadka: Vlogging Their Way To Success

Punjabi Tadka: Vlogging Their Way To Success

Aspirational vloggers are banking on nostalgia to reap dividends while treading desired career paths


05 April 2022
Life, Laugh, Like: The Kashmiri Stand-Ups In Viral Acts

Life, Laugh, Like: The Kashmiri Stand-Ups In Viral Acts

For the scarred Valley, humour has turned out to be the best medicine; the perfect balm for the bruised body and soul.


05 April 2022
Love: Man, Women And A Viral Story

Love: Man, Women And A Viral Story

Maharashtra tribal man and his two wives find stardom in dancing to Bollywood hits


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08 October 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


27 February 2021
IT Rules: Govt Sets 50 Lakh Users Threshold To Define 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

IT Rules: Govt Sets 50 Lakh Users Threshold To Define 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

The new rules require 'significant social media intermediaries' to follow additional due diligence


14 February 2020
All Types All Swipes

20 September 2019
Bereft Of Power And Strength: Raghu Rai On Today's Viral Photos

Bereft Of Power And Strength: Raghu Rai On Today's Viral Photos

We scroll past a frightening number of images every day but only a few storm into our consciousness and get shared far and wide. These viral images might never...


13 September 2019
Opinion: Deepfake Will Make Fake News Realistic

Opinion: Deepfake Will Make Fake News Realistic

Malicious hands can use the technology to spread propaganda, spark conflicts


13 September 2019
'Tech Designers Fail To Understand The Human Effects Sometimes’

'Tech Designers Fail To Understand The Human Effects Sometimes’

Dr Matthew Beard, philosopher from The Ethics Centre in Sydney and author of Ethical Design: Principles of Good Technology, speaks about the rights and wrongs...


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13 September 2019
The Dark Art Of Deepfake: How This Height Of Manipulation Can Even Make Mona Lisa Frown

The Dark Art Of Deepfake: How This Height Of Manipulation Can Even Make Mona Lisa Frown

The science of making morphed videos using artificial intelligence is the latest rage on social media. Porn and politics are seeing Deepfake's immediate impact...


06 September 2019
The Demon On My Palm: Mobile-Loving India Faces Strange Digital Disorders

The Demon On My Palm: Mobile-Loving India Faces Strange Digital Disorders

The addiction to the internet is emerging as India's newest lifestyle disease but we are not ready to accept it. The smartphone revolution is causing enormous...


18 May 2019
Like It Or Not, Big-Spending Political Parties Find New Playing Field In Facebook

Like It Or Not, Big-Spending Political Parties Find New Playing Field In Facebook

If social media is a rage, how can political parties be far behind? And when it's election time, propaganda rules the roost. Facebook ran all the way to the...


03 April 2019
Facebook Asks Users For Their Personal Email Passwords

Facebook Asks Users For Their Personal Email Passwords

A message has been flashing on some Facebook users' log-in screen, demanding them to enter the password of the email ID they built their Facebook account on.


07 December 2018
‘Deepfakes’ With Artificial Intelligence

‘Deepfakes’ With Artificial Intelligence

The latest tool of faking is too realistic and scary


23 November 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

A wedding card with a 'Bti Bachao Beti Padhao' message and a 'tail' of a tale in Bangladesh that created trouble. Read this and more in The Subcontinental Menu...


17 November 2018
Facebook Investors Call On Mark Zuckerberg To Resign As Chairman Following Damaging Report

Facebook Investors Call On Mark Zuckerberg To Resign As Chairman Following Damaging Report

In a press call, Zuckerberg denied he had any prior knowledge about this firm.


14 August 2018
This Rendition Of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ By Pianist Shayan Italia Becomes Most Viewed National Anthem On YouTube

This Rendition Of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ By Pianist Shayan Italia Becomes Most Viewed National Anthem On YouTube

Interestingly, the composition was arranged and rendered on the world’s grandest concert piano, the flagship Steinway Model D.


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