Not Just the Famed City of ‘Malls’- DUBAI

Within thirty minutes since the commencement of the flight, I had gotten to know my co-passengers, a middle-aged couple, returning from a ‘shandar’ (extravagant) second trip to Dubai, totally bowled over by the tarakki (progress) of their son-in-law, mesmerized by his etiquettes and so full of aashirwad (blessings) for such a good ‘beta’ (son) that […]

Why I refuse to celebrate Women’s Day Today!

I feel ‘Caged’ that I am a Woman- caged in a body that has to be ‘perfect’ else no one will love her, caged in ‘morals’ which have to be ‘right’ else no one will marry her, caged in a space where her words have to be ‘politically correct’, else no one will approve of her!

Ki & Ka: Is a Gendered Role Reversal of Marriage Possible or is it Reinforcing another Stereotype?

Disclaimer: This is not a review of the Movie but how I find, the idea which it is endorsing, extremely problematic! Ki and Ka is being celebrated as an unconventional story of ambitious Kia and homely Kabir; where the former is depicted as the bread earner, while the latter, a well-domesticated man, happy with his […]

JNU Needs To Be Heard Too!

These last couple of days turned out to be distressingly disturbing for each and every Aam JNU student like me. Even innocuous acts like logging onto one’s own facebook account became a cause of excruciating agony and gut-wrenching disgust. Overnight a Central University of National and International repute was declared anti-National, and anti-social. The print […]