The year I learnt to make chai

Another year is going to end. As I look back, I can only think of the same stale words I say out loud every December end- “gone too fast, hasn’t it?” At least for the last couple of years, particularly since my graduation, time seems to have been flying furiously- almost like a roller coaster […]

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 […]