Ravina Rawal

Ravina Rawal

Editorial Head, Youth & English Entertainment, Viacom18. (Former Editor Motherland, The Sunday Guardian. Founding editor, MTV Noise Factory.)

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Men Explaining... Things.

From tampons and the morning after pill to septum rings and jeggings, we asked some guys what they really know about the things they pretend to understand. And, well, LOLREADABOOKBRO. #WomensDay

MTV India / March 2018 / Video

6 Kinds of People Who Belong in Jail

From people who use 5000 hashtags, to those who STILL wrt lyk dis, Farhan Akhtar's got a long list of people who he thinks should be put behind bars. #LucknowCentral (600k views)

MTV India / September 2017 / Video

"Hum ch*tiya nahin hain..."

From being fed up of Bollywood's love stories and not knowing WTF a kiss really was, to calling Rajpal Yadav out for stealing his most prized possession. Nawazuddin Siddiqui gets candid, and we get rolling! (1.2m views)

MTV India / August 2017 / Video

MTV Mitron: Maqbool

Maqbool's auto rickshaw has so much chill that we can't even... #MTVMitron (2.1 m views)

MTV India / July 2017 / Video

MTV Item: A Tribute, on Bollywood's 104th birthday

It’s been 104 years since the first ever Bollywood movie ‘Raja Harishchandra’ released. MTV took to the streets and found fans whose dance moves are lit AF. From the classic thumka to bizarre modern-day hip thrusts, here’s a smashing tribute to Bollywood.

MTV India & Beats / May 2017 / Video

Mukka Maar: Women fight back!

#MukkaMaar is an initiative to reach out to underprivileged girls (aged 5-15), and provide them with free lessons in self-defence with martial arts training. (1m+ views, Promax Gold 2017)

MTV India & Beats / March 2017 / Video

MTV presents The Others #WomensDay

Ever wondered what makes strange men send even stranger messages on Facebook? We let guys into the "Other" folder on our Facebook profiles to see the kind of stuff women get bombarded with every day.

MTV India / March 2017 / Video

MTV presents Swipe Squad #ValentinesDay

Last week, we asked you to get on Tinder, swipe right on #MTVSwipeSquad, and ask them ANYthing. From penguins to fetishising bun pavs, Sapan Verma, Sahil Shah, Gaelyn Mendonca & Martina Thariyan tell you what worked and what really, really, REALLY didn't.

MTV India + Tinder / February 2017 / Video

MTV presents Santa Kaun?

Santa kaun?! We asked a bunch of kids about Santa Claus and their responses are just...

MTV India / December 2016 / Video

MTV Fan Frenzy: Mannat on SRK's birthday

MTV went to Bandstand yesterday to see if there were any fans hanging around Mannat, the famous residence of one of India's biggest superstars and birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan.

MTV India / November 2016 / Video

Ghetto Superstar

A small wooden door that first opened in 8 BC – or the mid ’90s, which in 2016 seems equally far away – leads you into a room where everyone you have ever known has already reached. (The Ghetto, Mumbai)

The City Story / May 2016 / Culture

Jukebox Mafia

Besides the street shops selling greasy trinkets you never need but will likely buy anyway, this stretch is strewn with bars and cafés of the same historic, iconic value as Mondy’s. Leopold Café, Delhi Darbar, Piccadilly, Café Churchill, Gokul and what us

The City Story / March 2016 / Travel


While I was trying hard to tame my anxious energy about interviewing a journalist – and a brilliant one at that – Ravina Rawal, the editor of the newly revamped Motherland magazine, arrives to meet me at Perch Wine & Coffee Bar in Delhi’s Khan Market. Def

www.joinpaperplanes.com / March 2016 / Interview


Debating the future at Google HQ

Motherland / February 2016 / Video

What Tastes Like Love

On roadside romeos Bachelorr's and Haji Ali Juice Centre

The City Story / January 2016 / Love


Movie Review: If you don't watch #Mastizaade, you're winning at life

Catch News / January 2016 / Bollywood


Lord of the flies: When everything is up in the air

The Sunday Guardian / October 2015 / Column

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Movie Review: Bhai’s 'heart of gold' shines extra bright in this instalment

The Sunday Guardian / July 2015 / Bollywood


Morphine drips and flexible teeth: The pregnancy paradox

The Sunday Guardian / July 2015 / Column


The column. On mangoes. With a shout out to ze father.

The Sunday Guardian / June 2015 / Column


Movie Review: Little novelty to offer to film or dance

The Sunday Guardian / June 2015 / Bollywood


Movie review: Three’s not a crowd, it’s a familiar joyride in Piku

The Sunday Guardian / May 2015 / Bollywood

Gabbar is Back

Movie Review: Gabbar shouldn’t have come back

The Sunday Guardian / May 2015 / Bollywood

Brent Owens: Reinventing the dosa and other stories

Cooped up in his hotel minus the ponytail, Masterchef Australia Season 6 winner, Brent Owens, talks to Ravina Rawal about discovering the complexities of Indian cuisine and his future plans.

The Sunday Guardian / April 2015 / Food

Action Jackson

Movie Review: Prabhudheva plumbs new depths with brain cell genocide

The Sunday Guardian / December 2014

Happy Ending

Movie Review: This ‘romcom’ falls prey to the clichés it lampoons

The Sunday Guardian / November 2014 / Bollywood

Happy New Year

Movie Review: ‘Party of the Year’ makes you want to leave before midnight

The Sunday Guardian / October 2014 / Bollywood

Bang Bang!

Movie Review: A boring remake of a largely rubbish original

The Sunday Guardian / October 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Not all that glitters is gold

The Sunday Guardian / September 2014 / Bollywood

Finding Fanny

Movie Review: On the road with a bunch of delightful loonies

The Sunday Guardian / September 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Being Salman Khan

The Sunday Guardian / July 2014 / Bollywood

Quick Squeeze

A reluctant subject's notes on a one-day juice cleanse

The Sunday Guardian / July 2014 / Food

Ek Villain

Movie Review: Suri's math is all wrong, but this film is worth a quick watch

The Sunday Guardian / June 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Sajid Khan's latest numbs you in stages

The Sunday Guardian / June 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: A soldier is never off duty, but maybe he should be.

The Sunday Guardian / June 2014 / Bollywood

OlÁ Brazil!

Heading over to the land of coffee and carnivals? When you’re not watching football there, here’s what you can do, see, eat, and indulge in, in four of Brazil’s most popular cities.

Harper's Bazaar / June 2014 / Travel / [Pdf , 507 KB]

The Xposé

Himesh Reshammiya & Yo Yo Honey Singh, whyoudunit?

The Sunday Guardian / May 2014 / Bollywood

Adrenaline Rush

On your bucket-list: Six must-do, off-the-beaten-track itineraries that will get your blood pumping

Harper's Bazaar / May 2014 / Travel / [Pdf , 386 KB]

Revolver Rani

Movie Review: Average film, reigning queen

The Sunday Guardian / April 2014 / Bollywood

Olive Bistro

Food Review: AD Singh gets it right (again)

The Sunday Guardian / April 2014 / Food

2 States

Movie Review: A vaguely entertaining rom-com

The Sunday Guardian / April 2014 / Bollywood

Main Tera Hero

Movie Review: Too much masala, too little taste

The Sunday Guardian / April 2014 / Bollywood

Ragini MMS 2

Movie Review: Sanity sacrificed at the horrex altar

The Sunday Guardian / March 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Watch only if thoroughly unemployed

The Sunday Guardian / March 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: A delightful journey of self-discovery

The Sunday Guardian / March 2014 / Bollywood

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Movie Review: A clichéd but amusing take on marriage

The Sunday Guardian / March 2014 / Bollywood

Parsi Bol

Book Review: An exuberant, laugh-out-loud collection of “insults, endearments and other Parsi Gujarati phrases”

The Sunday Guardian / February 2014 / Book Review


Movie Review: Imtiaz Ali returns to form

The Sunday Guardian / February 2014 / Bollywood


Movie Review: A snoozeworthy baddie-buddy flick

The Sunday Guardian / February 2014 / Bollywood

Hasee Toh Phasee

Movie Review: A surprising, underplayed romance

The Sunday Guardian / February 2014 / Bollywood

One By Two

Movie Review

The Sunday Guardian / February 2014 / Bollywood

Kiss & Sell? Bollywood VS the CBFC

At best, our awkward actors look like they’re trying to delicately spit out a watermelon seed; at worst, it looks like statutory rape. I think an Indian reality show participant inadvertently described it best when she said (of her and her boyfriend) in o

Firstpost.com / November 2013

Bollywood's Superheroes

Krrish, the latest in a country full of superheroes

Firstpost.com / November 2013 / Bollywood

Mass Media

Alternative artistes have finally made inroads into Bollywood, turning film music on its head

Elle India / October 2013 / [Pdf , 112 KB]

Mickey Virus

Movie Review: Shades of Vicky Donor, but not enough

Firstpost.com / October 2013

Grand Masti

Movie Review: Calling it garbage is being polite

Firstpost.com / September 2013 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Bachchan, Bajpai fail to save Satyagraha

Firstpost.com / August 2013


Movie Review: Lootera may not be epic, but it's worth a watch

Firstpost.com / July 2013


Movie Review: Ghanchakkar doesn't promise the best comedy, but it's worth a watch

Firstpost.com / June 2013 / Bollywood


Raanjhanaa review: If you enjoy melodrama, the film is worth a watch

Firstpost.com / June 2013

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2

Movie Review: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 will give you a headache

Firstpost.com / June 2013


Movie Review: Good acting can't save Aurangzeb from its incoherent plot

Firstpost.com / May 2013 / Bollywood

Bombay Talkies

Movie Review: Bombay Talkies will make your heart happy

Firstpost.com / May 2013 / Bollywood

Far From the Madding Crowd

Providing a sanctuary of peace and quiet, these are the hotels and destinations that have proved to be the hubs of creativity

Harper's Bazaar [India] / May 2013 / [Pdf , 505 KB]

Aashiqui 2

Movie Review: Aashiqui 2 deserves the Golden Kela for being predictable

Firstpost.com / April 2013 / Bollywood

Nautanki Saala

Movie Review: Watch Nautanki Saala for Ayushmaan and Kunaal Roy Kapur

Firstpost.com / April 2013

Rise of the Zombie

Movie Review: Rise of the Zombie bites off more than it can chew

Firstpost.com / April 2013


Movie Review: Just say NO to Himmatwala

Firstpost.com / March 2013 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Aatma promises horror, becomes unintentionally comedic

Firstpost.com / March 2013 / Bollywood


Movie Review: Sorry, Rangrezz is no Kai Po Che

Firstpost.com / March 2013

Mere Dad Ki Maruti

Movie Review: Mere Dad Ki Maruti will make you smile, but it's no laugh riot

Firstpost.com / March 2013

I, Me Aur Main

Movie Review: I, Me Aur Main and the 'sexy idiot'

Firstpost.com / March 2013 / Bollywood


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Maven / March 2013

Kai Po Che

Movie Review: Even a Chetan Bhagat skeptic can cheer for Kai Po Che

Firstpost.com / February 2013

Murder 3

Movie review.

Firstpost.com / February 2013


Movie review.

Firstpost.com / February 2013 / Bollywood

Race 2

Movie review.

Firstpost.com / January 2013


Movie review.

Firstpost.com / January 2013 / Bollywood

Bubbling Over

Rocksport Zorbing Balls

[Brown Paper Bag] bpbweekend.com/delhi / November 2012

Fit for the gods

Travelogue: Greece (Costa Navarino)

JetWings / November 2011 / [Pdf , 598 KB]

Desert Citadels

Travelogue: Jordan

JetWings / April 2010 / [Pdf , 712 KB]

Fun Republic

Travelogue: Ireland

India Today Travel Plus / November 2008 / [Pdf , 479 KB]

Water Over The Harbour

Travelogue/Hotel Review: Kerala (Taj Malabar, Kochi)

India Today Travel Plus / June 2008 / [Pdf , 1.2 MB]

Secret Garden

Travelogue: Beyond Ooty

India Today Travel Plus / November 2007 / [Pdf , 147 KB]

Mix It Like Macau

You can’t refuse a holiday that promises neon-streaked skies, Vegas-like instincts and a cuisine with an identity crisis. When in Macau, drink, eat, and make money. Careful, sometimes all of it is a gamble.

India Today Travel Plus / July 2007 / [Pdf , 167 KB]


10 Questions

Outlook / April 2007

Love @ First Site

The world wide web has become the sole highway for many to meet their life partners

Outlook / March 2007

S.H. Raza

10 Questions

Outlook / February 2007

Wine or Vinegar

Who hosts the best (and worst) parties in the hallowed diplomatic enclaves of Delhi

Outlook / December 2006

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