Sunday Exhale: Tapsee Pannu With Muffler Man; Fawad Khan Furore

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Sundaying much? Catch The Quint’s compilation of its best stories through the week, and add some more sassiness to your weekend.


MufflerMan or Taapsee Pannu: Who’s the Better Actor?

What do MufflerMan and ‘Pink’ actress Taapsee Pannu have in common? Well, for starters they are both from Outer Delhi, and both are fine actors!

Watch this video to find out more.


The Quint Discovers Sarla Pehnji, Pammi Aunty’s Phone Dost

The Quint has finally found Pammi aunty’s favourite phone pal ‘Sarla Pehnji’. And she is not happy the way Pammi aunty has hogged all the limelight while she is just a name hooked to the phone.

So ladies and gentleman, here’s presenting you Sarla Pehnji up and exclusive!


Dear Fellow Journalist, Fawad Khan Is Here to Stay; Deal With It!

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(Photo Courtesy: YouTube screenshot)

So, an Indian journalist wrote an open letter to Fawad Khan asking him to go back to Pakistan. We published a rebuttal, and called out this larger phenomena of Pakophobia.

Fawad and Priyanka are actors and acting is their craft and mixing craft with nationality is not a smart thing to do.

Because as the author of the article writes, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil if it ever came to Fawad Khan leaving Bollywood!


Review: Women in Radhika Apte’s ‘Parched’ Are Bruised, Not Bechari

Parched is similar to Pink, in that it deals with the same enemy: patriarchy and regressive thinking. But while the latter dealt with the metros, with Parched, we enter the hinterlands.

But the same fight is still very much the same. Read on to catch the full review.


War or No War? India Debates Its Course of Action Against Pakistan

The recent terror attack at an army base in Uri left 18 soldiers dead. Post the attack, a debate has flared up across the country.

Should India go to war with Pakistan? There are those who support the notion of war but then there is the intelligentsia opposing it. Well, we at The Quint bring you the arguments both in favour and against the idea of waging a war with Pakistan. Watch the video and decide for yourself.


Friendships, Flirting & Marriages: The Early Days of Network18

On the occasion of the book launch of Network 18, during a heart to heart conversation between Sanjoy Ray Chaudhuri, Sanjana Kapoor, Vandana Malik, Ritu Kapur and Rohit Khanna, a lot of stories tumbled out of the TV18 archives.


Silly Things People Say About Whisky, Debunked

India is the number one drinking region in the world. But there are several myths around the alcoholic beverage.

So does whisky age in a bottle? Does the longer you store whisky in a bottle, the better it gets? Must whisky be had neat? Is older the Whisky the better it is? Watch the video to find out.


Google Allo Feels Like the Future in Your Hands

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Google Allo works on Android as well as iOS. (Photo: The Quint)

Announced in Google I/O earlier this year, the Allo chat app is finally on devices across the world.

So, when The Quint’s tech editor Ankit Vengurlekar downloaded the app and was chatting with a colleague on planning to watch the movie Pink, he found out about the show timings, all without even leaving the chat window.

This richness and access to information without ever leaving the app is fundamental to the design of Allo. Google wants to lock you in on one app and use more and more of its core products without ever feeling the need to leave the chat app.

But in exchange for that, it gains access to your personal information. And a lot of security advocates are protesting online about Google’s dilution on its original stance on making Allo a safe and secure app.


‘MTV Splitsvilla 8’ Contestant Gaurav Arora Comes Out As Gauri

MTV Splitsvilla 8 contestant Gaurav Arora had been the first Indian to acknowledge his bisexuality on national television during the show. And now the youngster has undergone a complete transformation to become Gauri Arora. And Gauri is not afraid to show her gorgeous self to the world.

#shopping day, Wearing @charleskeithofficial bag @asos t-shirt dress @givenchybeauty lips

A photo posted by call me GAURI (@gauriarorafficial) on


Silk Smitha Forever: We Should’ve Looked Beyond Her (Silky) Skin

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All of ‘Silk’ Smitha’s vamp-contemporaries were better dancers and more svelte than she was. ‘Silk’s sex appeal was beneath her skin. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Galatta Tamil)

No one else has titillated the Indian male, for such an extended period of time (almost 20 years), as has Silk Smitha. But she also wanted to be a fine actress. In an ‘84 Filmfare interview, she had said

  My ambition in life is to become a good character actress.
‘Silk’ Smitha, in an ‘84 Filmfare Interview

Just that none of the producers or directors of her time could see beyond her skin, or above her neck, or through their libido-addled vision. Except, of course for Bharathiraja, and Balumahendra. But her performances in a handful of movies ought to remind the industry, and the men who depended on her for pleasure, on what they’ve truly missed out on.

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