#InternationalMensDay: A Day Sans Celebration

I am a staunch feminist who believes in equality of women and strongly advocates for it.  From the day I have learnt the significance of March 8, I have celebrated International Women’s Day with great fervour and happiness. I have noticed every year that right from media to institutions, organizations, retail shops to celebrities celebrate…

Raksha Bandhan Special: Celebration of a lovely bond or sexist ritual?

A pretty rakhi. Check A beautiful puja thali laid out. Check An annoying brother. Check A sweet sister. Check A gift wrapped big box of surprises in the annoying brother’s hands. Check And warm hugs and lovely smiles. Check Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the sometimes sweet and sometimes sour bond of siblings, is…

Guest Post: Author P.G.Van

We have with us an exceptionally brilliant author, P.G.Van, who would be hosting today’s blog post. Her new book The Evil Twin?, a hot romance, has just hit the shelves. Grab the book @ Amazon India | Amazon USA My question to the the author: Your thoughts on amalgamating two different genres in one story, like…

From Kollywood’s queen to Tamilnadu’s Amma

When I came across the news that our beloved Chief Minister Jayalalitha had suffered a cardiac arrest, I knew this was going to be the end of an era of the rule of a phenomenal woman. But I waited. Waited with bated breath, eyes glued to my television screen and twitter handle for any sort…

Dear Zindagi

This is a letter from a girl to her best friend, her Zindagi, expressing the love and gratitude she has for it. Dear Zindagi, Twenty three years back, a couple brought their second child into this world. And from then that child and you became the best of friends. You know the deepest of deepest…

#PeriodPride: Story of the Red Stains

Hailing from a conservative Telugu Brahmin family, those three days of the month have always been a headache for me. Discussions about periods have been considered a taboo in the family. Right from my childhood I have grown up seeing my mother stuff those sanitary pads in a safe hole, away from the eyes of…

No Safe Zone

I hail from a very conservative family. I have always been brought up in the warm embrace of my parents and brother. But I missed the “fun” that my friends experienced. I wanted to travel alone, go out of the confines of my home. I wanted to try everything that was not under the shadow…