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DEFINING CHENNAI’S NEW SOUND
AATVA Previously known as Sparsh from 2012 to 2016, Aatva had to change their name after a gentle reminder in the form of a legal notice that came by to let them know that there was another band by their name that came before them!...
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HIS MAGIC IS REAL
He’s deviously charming and very good-looking too. There’s also something very familiar about his face. Magician Andrew Lee might have been an actor in another life, but in this one he’s chosen to be an illusionist. We caught up with him on the eve of...
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DEFINING A BRAND NEW SOUND
If you’ve come across a contemporary song but end up rating it on the number of views it gets, you sure are doing it wrong. In an age where the whole music world can be recreated on formula-driven compositions and artificially-enhanced vocals, real music can...
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THE TOXICITY OF GAY DATING APPS
Him: Hi! You look so cute! Me: Thanks, mind sharing a photo? Him: You first. Me: I have five photos of mine on the DP, please have a look. Him: Send nudes (an unsolicited dick pic pops up along with the message) Me: I am...
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THE WOES OF ONLINE DATING
We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with information, made available at our fingertips thanks to smart phones. We don’t need to go far to look for the things we need, the things we desire, information we seek, and, now, even the...
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HOW TO NOT HINDER YOUR CHANCES ON TINDER
How does one get matched on Tinder? This is a tough question. It is an ambiguous question. It is a stupid question. Ask not what Tinder can do for you, but how you can avoid being a creepy dude. As a heterosexual man, I have...
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FINDING LOVE, ONE SWIPE AT A TIME!
Almost a decade ago, when I had just started high school, I dated my first boyfriend, my first love. It was the all-consuming kind and I was head-over-heels! I used to write poem after poem, tirelessly trying to put into words — all that my...
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STREAMING IT SOUTH
When the first season of Sacred Games released on Netflix last year, millennials were quick to point out the inherent nature of violence and frontal nudity in the eight-episode crime thriller. In a particularly poignant scene in episode four, Kukoo (Kubra Sait), a transwoman, unfastens...
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GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY
Jeep Compass The Compass is Jeep’s cheapest offering in India and is already a craze amongst off-road enthusiasts. In its Limited Plus variant, it gets quite good at tackling different types of terrain. It comes with three driving modes — snow, sand and mud. It...
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