Period manners, ladies!

Okay so women get their periods. SO? So, it gives them the goddamn right to go to town with it via social media with obnoxious hashtags like #ProudToBleed #HappyToBleed etc. Sometimes I wish I could teach them some period manners. Dear woman, let me ask you one question: What is the point that you are […]

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Pink means no. Blue means yes.

Okay, so it’s been a darn long time I’ve banged the keyboard. Ergo, pardon me for grammarly faux pas and what nots. I’ve been meaning to get back to my ‘I care a rat’s ass’ mode of writing for a while. So, here goes. Of late, I’ve noticed how the narrative surrounding the entire concept […]

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We Have All Read The Vedas

I have noticed a lot of arguments floating around in the virtual world expounding the very prevalent and much favoured theory – the latest coolth – that Hindu religious texts mention beef consumption. It goes without saying that all who think thus are thoroughly informed in the Vedas and have mastered its primers which are […]

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No Time For The Gods – Not An Apology

It was almost midnight when I, wearied from the heat and dust of the day, switched on my television. Streaming LIVE on every national channel was Janmashtami celebrations from Mathura and Dwarka. Interspersed with bhajans and visuals of crowd thronging the Shri Krishna temple in Mathura, the birthplace of Hindus’ holiest divinity, were the anchors’ […]

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Why this self-defence worksop is important

Hi, I am writing this because this is important. For women. And men. For as a woman, I am tired of bearing the charges of ‘dressing inappropriately’ or ‘mixing freely’ or ‘being out late’. As a woman, I am tired of letting touches and gazes violate my boundary wall of what I call decency (and what […]

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The Best Thing We Never Want

Our list of wants is a long one. Sometimes there are more than one list. Often they are categorized under different heads. The list begins from the time we are born. But if you were to go further back, like, for instance, to the time you were nothing but an embryo – a gooey mass […]

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