by Luv Mehta
Welcome to State of Media Consumption: January + February edition! I missed out on writing the January edition last month because there were a lot of things going on and I had other articles I had wanted to write, and February was mostly spent playing a single game.
Just in case you're new to this series, I generally write an article every month recording the new (and old) stuff I’m watching, playing or listening to, and I’m doing it in a series of monthly articles. I’ll write some quick notes about the old stuff I went back to in the first section (Repeat Value), before getting into the new stuff (...The New Stuff).
Because a lot of it ends up being games, I think I'll split the article by medium from now on, to avoid direct comparisons through ranking.
by Moyurie Som
What happens when you as a woman, speak up about your experience of getting molested by a man whose social standing is higher than yours?
Let us see, in the light of the accusations made against TVF comedian Arunabh Kumar.
by Sucheto Nath
What’s so special about a dog?
by Amrit Paul
KnowYourMeme.com says it's a website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena.
With the shelf life of as-long-as-your-attention-span-is,
memes are given likes, fed shares and served an internet death.
Are memes a work of art? What's the threshold aesthetic value beyond which a form of expression is considered "art"?
I mean, Eva Green's resting sadface is a work of art. Even without Prisma.
by Devanjali Banerjee
“They call for you, and everyone like you, everyone who always felt like they were out of place, like something was wrong, like the world was not built for them, to take a deeper look at what’s really broken (hint: it’s not you). Every geek feminist and aspiring geek feminist; every cultural revolutionary; every loud, angry, weepy, mad kid who wanted to be a hero but wasn’t sure where to start…”
The title of the book caught my eye before anything else did. “The Geek Feminist Revolution”. It sounded bold and the cover looked intriguing. I clicked on it within seconds. You learn to expect no less from Ms. Hurley, who also happens to be a successful and effective ad-woman; clickbait is her bread and butter. The most satisfying thing is realizing that she backs up every word in the title.
by Luv Mehta
Comedy’s quite an underrated genre. We’ll love comedy movies and TV shows, but whenever we have to mention our favourites or give out awards, it’s always the serious stuff. Which is undeserved, because comedy’s a damn fine genre, and quite hard to get right.
Rick’s told you about Community before, one of the best TV shows of all time. I’ll take this opportunity to talk about a different medium altogether - YouTube.
And in the process, get you hooked on to my favourite comedy channel ever, how they work, and what we can learn from them.
This post is sponsored by the Heritage Quiz Festival, coming up on the 31st of March and lasting for three days, and including a pop culture round focused on YouTube. Do come on over!
by Amrit Paul and Radhikaa Sharma
So, recently, I read this book a friend recommended- if stuffing their own copy down my backpack counts as a recommendation, that is- and despite its brutal, angry tone and hard-hitting content, I was hooked.
And that's how A Million Little Pieces became one of my favourite books.
A grammatical nightmare filled with rage that hits you almost physically, Frey's memoir is unnerving- the story of an alcoholic and crack addict, who has a ten-year-record of addiction…by the age of 23.