She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

There was a couple sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I didn't know who they were until the woman turned around, and I saw it was my wife. There she was… still as beautiful as that angel on the top of the Christmas tree, the first ray of [...]

Women Must Gain Equality By Rising To Their True Potential: IPS Vinita S

Women Must Gain Equality By Rising To Their True Potential: IPS Vinita S

What is the kind of strength that a woman needs, when she decides to become a police officer in a patriarchal country like ours? What all are the hardships she faces every single day? Where does she get that drive to try and make a difference? All this, and more was going on in my [...]

Jasmine Khurana on spoken word poetry, and how writing heals her

Jasmine Khurana on spoken word poetry, and how writing heals her

I saw Jasmine performing for the first time last year in Mumbai. It was my first time at a spoken word performance and her words had me gripped. Here was a woman who held her own, and how. I almost blushed listening to parts of her piece sitting in my seat there. Jasmine’s poem was about 40-something women, [...]

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 [...]

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* [...]