Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Girl inside a boy: Kamalini Natesan on Raising a Child with Gender Dysphoria

Richard Bach once said, ‘I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won’t even reach for a pencil.’ Yesterday I understood what he meant. I took this interview in the morning and [...]

Coz you shape lives….

Coz you shape lives….

‘Did you write this story?’ asked Raina Ma’am. ‘Y-yes, Ma’am’ replied the little girl meekly. The teacher was astounded by the depth of thought shown by the little mind… creativity beyond her age. ‘Hmm… I am not taking you to the Principal this time for not concentrating in the class. But next time, you can [...]

Growing Up As A Girl Trapped Inside A Boy’s Body Was Not Easy: Gazal Dhaliwal

Growing Up As A Girl Trapped Inside A Boy’s Body Was Not Easy: Gazal Dhaliwal

Gazal Dhaliwal’s journey from being a small town girl in Patiala to a celebrity screenplay writer is nothing short of inspiring. The woman behind the screenplay of the recently released Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was born a boy. Till the age of 25, she had to live the life of a lie. Each day, [...]

Every cloud has a silver lining…

Every cloud has a silver lining…

Major Shukla woke up as sweat broke out on his forehead. He still remembered the day when the bullet went right through his thigh in cross-border firing. The next thing he knew, he had woken up in the army hospital. The doctor said he was really sorry. They had tried everything. But they could not [...]

2018 Year Of Women…. Really?!

2018 Year Of Women…. Really?!

This is a piece I wrote for SheThePeople as a year-end article in 2018. I was going through the article and realised that unfortunately, not much has changed for women's safety this year either. How long will this struggle for our basic rights continue? ********************************************************************************* As we sign off for the year and spend the [...]

Kabir Singh- A Super Scary Love Story !

Kabir Singh- A Super Scary Love Story !

So this is not going to be a dispassionate movie review. If you are looking for one, please go read some other one. I went to watch Kabir Singh because this is *exactly* the kind of behaviour which I think is all wrong with men, even in this day and age. And this is *exactly* [...]

Bharat – Journey of Who Again?!

Bharat – Journey of Who Again?!

So Bharat the movie... No offence Bhai, but time to retire, get married and have kids( pun absolutely intended, after certain statements by him in past few weeks!) The movie literally has no storyline 🙄....and the ones who read my reviews know I am hardly one to criticise a movie unless I really see no point [...]