Lakshya Sharma A British series revolving around a young woman and how she navigates her life in London. The series transcends all expectations when the audience evolves from mere viewers to an intimate point of contact for Fleabag.
Reya Daya American sitcom, Community, is one of those shows that can change your life. A hilarious cast and script, pop culture references, and heartwarming stories – it has it all.
Shree Bhattacharya A British coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who find themselves and each other during a tumultuous time, that is, high school.
Jaidev Pant Australian comedy series Please Like Me is a tremendous insight into navigating sexuality, adulthood, and life in general. A series that will have you laughing while you sob your eyes out, this throwback show is one for the ages.
Reya Daya The Bold Type is a must-watch for those trying to find themselves amongst the challenges of adulthood, friendships and work.
Shree Bhattacharyya If you’re looking for an album to submerge your soul in, so that you may find it again, Divine Tides is for you.
Reya Daya Turning Red, Pixar’s latest creation, is a brilliant metaphor for puberty and is a coming of age story that everyone can relate to.
Lakshya Sharma Looking for a series that is more dramatic than the Kardashians and richer than The Crown? Well, your search ends here. Elite has all that you want and much much more.
Shree Bhattacharyya “Calling that thing a house is like calling the Vatican a church” – Midge
Jaidev Pant Netflix’s latest release centered around the life of faux German heiress Anna Delvey is everything you want it to be, and a LOT more.
Maahira Jain This woman is determined, all she needs to solve this mystery is a bottle of wine, a window and touch of eccentricism. She wants answers and she will do anything to get them.
Jaidev Pant While your Instagram page may be clogged with trending reels and influencer promotions, the social-media platform is emerging as a hub for budding artists and galleries from around the world. These 4 accounts are the perfect place to begin.
Lakshya Sharma Lakshya Sharma recommends Downton Abbey, a period drama about the regal and disciplined house of the Crawley Family, that he describes as “a phenomenal work of art”.
Escape Simulator: A Thrilling Experience and Challenging Game, Designed to Escape the Virtual Vacuum
Reya Daya Reya Daya recommends Escape Simulator, a first-person view virtual escape room game, perfect for any puzzle lover that provides all the simple joys and thrills of escaping a fake locked room by finding clues, unlocking doors and solving riddles right from the comfort of your home.
Shree Bhattacharyya Those are our proverbial onions, raw and peeled. And yours? Care to peel for us?
Rutuparna Deshpande The quintessential cult classic experience, which made film history.
All the good girls go to hell: A Soul-Stirring Yet Undeniably Catchy Single By Breakthrough Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Meera Anand Meera Anand recommends a song that draws a grim picture of what the world might look like unless our leaders come to a consensus on taking proper climate action.
Meera Anand Meera Anand recommends a web series our COP-26 leaders could do well to watch. An eight-parter on the cusp of environmental degradation and what coming together can mean.
Ariba These women are artists – with art fading at every possible turn of their lives, but their firm determination towards striking their brush once more, on that empty canvas, speaks for itself.
Akanksha Mishra The music is quintessential to the band, with duelling guitar riffs and an 80s-rock vibe throughout the album.
Devika Goswami The audiobook version of Craig Ferguson’s memoir, Riding the Elephant, is hilarious, insightful and disarmingly charming all at once.
Muskaan Kanodia Art Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a part of Van Gogh’s paintings? Well, now you can be a part of one through Van Gogh’s Immersive Experience.
Ashana Mathur Book, Movie There is a fair amount of scepticism surrounding the experience of reading horror novels. But the works of authors like Stephen King are too good to pass over. King surpasses the gimmicks frequently used in horror films and uses only his words and a reader’s imagination to deliver a story that…
Madhulika Agarwal Music The album is versatile in each of its tracks that somehow come together, just like the members come together and fit each other so perfectly, despite having music styles that are so different from each other.
Aarohi Sharma Game Papers, Please offers a uniquely accurate insight into modern insider-outsider narratives, the use of calls to ‘nationalism’ for masking State supported oppression, as well as the moral dilemmas that emerge as a result of the same.
Harshita Bedi Music Having started out as two college students at Ashoka University, who shared the love for making music and ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Rohan Pai (singer-guitarist) and Shourjo Chatterjee (drummer) have once again produced another feet-tapping single called Mahua, on escapism in the pandemic.
Ridhima Manocha Board Game Through Settlers of Catan, world domination is indeed becoming a sport! Players spend hours engaging in trading, hoarding, building roads and capturing trade.
Muskaan Kanodia Celebrating Black History Month and keeping alive the spirit of Black Lives Matter.
Harshita Bedi The song ‘Tightrope’ is all about how one is willing to fall into the steep slope of love, when it’s with the right person.
Akanksha Mishra There was a kind of silence in my head that amplified my inner voice and made me think more clearly about my life. About how if I get a chance to reset my life, what would I do differently?
Aarohi Sharma In an ecosystem where stories that sell better outshine those more worthy of telling, Headliner proves to be an inexplicably valuable tool for highlighting the processes and dilemmas underlying contemporary reportage.
Saman Fatima The show takes pace as it highlights religious biases, perceptions about Muslims and Ramy’s ‘well-intentioned sins’ as he tries to navigate between the ‘haram’ and ‘halal’ life while judging those around him.
Tisha Srivastav Open Axis takes a historical stroll uniting nature and film.
Aritro Sarkar Like most Hindi blockbusters, making Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara cost thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide. Ten years on, is the industry ready to move towards sustainable film production?
Devika Goswami The pandemic meant nearly a year-off campus for college students. Of the many things lost, the shared memory of food is difficult to measure and yet an important part of the college experience. How do campus outlets positively shape student life and support small business owners? How might the pandemic change this shared…
Akanksha Mishra Movie While at first sight, the movie might seem like another light break-up watch filled with peppy songs and quippy one-liners, it touches upon the less-talked-about aspects of heartbreak and moving on.
Devika Goswami This Youtube channel takes you on a cinematic food binge that is sure to get you in the kitchen, or at least hungry enough to order-in.
Samyukta Prabhu YouTube Channel Wynn combines well-researched arguments with her unique sense of humour to teach us about the latest issues in ethics, politics and gender.
Karantaj Singh Documentary Circus of books is a documentary film directed by Rachel Mason about a bookstore and a gay pornography shop in West Hollywood, California.
Shrishti Agrawal TV Series Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the series created by Jon Favreau is centered around the action-packed journey of a skillful bounty hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) and The Child (famously known as Baby Yoda).
Samyukta Prabhu Music Written and recorded over six weeks during the COVID-19 lockdown, Charli XCX manages to capture a lot of emotions that one may have felt during this unusual year through this 11-track electro-pop album.
Aradhya Sharma Series Psycho Pass is an Anime show set in a futuristic dystopia, where the omnipresent surveillance “Sybil” system that monitors aptitude, psychic health and latency to commit crimes. Set against this background, a crime unit that investigates into a series of murders that set the stage for one the most compelling and complex…
Nirvik Thapa Television Series In late October, Netflix released its new miniseries, The Queen’s Gambit. A riveting drama that follows the rise of chess prodigy Beth Harmon (portrayed by Anna Taylor Joy), the show is set in the 1960s as Harmon battles her inner demons that stem from the trauma of her mother’s death from…
Sanya Chandra Book The Shadow King treads different territory, each more skillful than the last. The novel speaks of violence with a degree of care, exposing vulnerabilities, limitations but also strengths and motivations of the women who went to war. It breaks down perceived dichotomies– public and private, men and women, outside and inside.