Sunday Exhale: Happy Facebook Birthday, The Quint; Chris Gayle Row

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The Quint celebrates its first birthday on Facebook! It’s our quintessential, quirky, mobile-friendly content that makes us different from the rest. So sit back and soak up the sun with The Quint’s finest reads this week.

366 Days, 3 Million Followers: The Quint Turns One on Facebook

On 9 January last year, the buzz in the sparsely populated office was palpable. After generating a lot of content internally that went beyond news, The Quint’s team was gearing up to put it out for others to see. The preview channel was for our users to sample what we had to offer over the coming few weeks before we launched as TheQuint.com, a mobile-first, digital content platform that is more than just news.

The nervous energy among the few who stood huddled around a single Mac in the middle of the newsroom turned into euphoria when we hit the button that made us ‘live’ to the world.

Fashion Forecast: Here’s What You Can Safely Take to 2016 With You

At the end of another fashionable year, here’s what you can safely carry with you to 2016.
At the end of another fashionable year, here’s what you can safely carry with you to 2016.

Another year has passed! 2015 was all about fashion, panache and style. And thanks to the launch of big fashion houses like H&M and GAP in India this year, fashion catapulted to another level. Bolder prints, neon designs and long flowing dresses were some of what defined 2015.

As we gear up for another year of fashion, let’s look back on 2015’s biggest fashion trends.

Mel McLaughlin Doesn’t Need Your Sympathy, Chris Gayle Does

Mel McLaughlin during her TV interview with Chris Gayle.
Mel McLaughlin during her TV interview with Chris Gayle.

Despite Chris Gayle’s ‘inappropriate’ comments, here’s why presenter Mel McLaughlin doesn’t need your sympathy. She’s a successful, popular and loved sports journalist who’s found her way to the top despite men like Chris Gayle. Not because of them.

Babypod: The 2016 Way to Play Music to Your Unborn Baby!

Are the days of sweet lullabies over? (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Are the days of sweet lullabies over? (Photo: The Quint)

Preggers in 2016? Both you and your womb are in for some musical treats. Lullabies are old school, putting headphones on the baby bump is passé, say hello to the stuff of nightmares.

Meet Babypod, a.k.a, ‘musical tampon’, a small pink device that can be inserted into the vagina just like a tampon to play music to the womb!

So, find out how gestation is getting a musical twist.

What Happens When SRK, Kajol are Caught in Delhi’s Odd-Even Plan?

How can the <i>Dilwale</i> jodi, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol be exempted from odd-even formula?
How can the Dilwale jodi, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol be exempted from odd-even formula?

Ever wondered what excuses our stars would give if they were caught in Delhi’s odd-even formula? In what filmy andaaz would they try to get out of this soup?

In Pictures: Roaring Makeover of Sawai Madhopur Railway Station

Sawai Madhopur railway station developed as heritage station in collaboration with WWF. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Sawai Madhopur railway station developed as heritage station in collaboration with WWF. (Photo: The Quint)

Sawai Madhopur, the tourist city which is home to the Ranthambore National Park, looks unlike any other station in the country. The Sawai Madhopur railway station in Rajasthan has become one of the most beautiful stations in the country, with spectacular paintings and graffiti spread across its walls. The objective is to spread awareness about conservation among tourists in Ranthambore.

I Love You Juhi, But You Just Took Feminism Back a Decade

Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla on the sets of the legendary<i> Yes Boss</i>. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/srkuniverse/photos_stream">Facebook/Shah Rukh Khan Fan Club</a>)
Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla on the sets of the legendary Yes Boss. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Shah Rukh Khan Fan Club)

Read about why Urmi Bhattacheryya was highly disappointed with her childhood crush Juhi Chawla, who just took Bollywood back to the ’90s when she said being paid less than the male actors didn’t upset her.

Toss That! All You Ever Wanted To Know About Makeup Expiry Dates

When was the last time you gave your cosmetic kit a thorough clean-up? (Photo: Lakmé altered by <b>The Quint</b>)
When was the last time you gave your cosmetic kit a thorough clean-up? (Photo: Lakmé altered by The Quint)

Makeup is a glorious thing. We need it because no one wakes up looking like Angelina Jolie. But what we don’t realise is that our makeup habits of never letting go, are as gross as eating food that has gone bad!

You must’ve realised that the mascara your lashes swear by, has been hanging around in your bag for way too long – but do you know its expiry date? Or that all cosmetics come with a shelf life?

Decoding the Twisted Bigg Boss 9 Friendship Tree

With just a week to go for the Bigg Boss Season 9 finale, you’re surely feeling exhausted trying to decode all this confusion about kaun kiska dost hai. So we at The Quint are here to make life easy for you. No one deqodes better than us! So here’s our version of the Bigg Boss tree, just for all you fans out there.

You can thank us later.

“Moms Stay Home”, and Other Awful Things Schools Must Stop Saying

There are various jibes a working mom has to hear from other moms at her kid’s school. (Photo: iStockphoto)
There are various jibes a working mom has to hear from other moms at her kid’s school. (Photo: iStockphoto)

“Mommy stays at home, papa goes to office” is only one of the many gender stereotypes that schools teach kids. This is a strange country. And these are stranger times. For women, working or not.

Why Are Women Who Drink Alcohol Still Singled Out?

Deepika Padukone’s character in <i>Cocktail</i> was ‘punished’ for practising a lifestyle which included drinking. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube screenshot)
Deepika Padukone’s character in Cocktail was ‘punished’ for practising a lifestyle which included drinking. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube screenshot)

Women who drink are routinely slotted as sexually available or full-fledged alcoholics by most people. This is because, somehow, our culture finds it inconceivable that one can enjoy alcohol in moderation. Therefore, if you are a woman who likes her drink you are presumed to be a behayaa-bevdi!

Here’s Why HMT Watches Mean so Much to All Sixties’ Desi Kids

Sunday Exhale: Happy Facebook Birthday, The Quint; Chris Gayle Row

Let’s rewind to when watches were the norm if you wanted to keep track of the time. You see, smartphones hadn’t been born yet. It was then that HMT watches became timekeepers to an entire nation.

On January 7, 2016, time officially stopped for HMT Watches. It was announced that all three of its factories would be closed and the employees would be offered “attractive voluntary retirement schemes”.

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