The Social Media Dictionary

I ain’t a genius. I know very few languages and I have always tried saving my ass from situations, using these languages. And since, my English is also very basic compared to the sassy and the high level vocabulary that few use, I am left behind scratching my head. Few days back I was scrolling…

#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…