Love in Polychrome…

Love in Polychrome…

On that breezy winter morning, I was sitting outside a local chai cafe, sniffling away alone, trying to hide the tears running down my sun-kissed, dried cheeks. I was devastated after the most recent spat I had with my partner. Spat was too mild a word for what had just happened between us. Our fights [...]

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* [...]

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 [...]

De De Pyaar De Movie Review – Are modern relationships black and white?

De De Pyaar De Movie Review –               Are modern relationships black and white?

So a real quick one as the movie is as old as Ajay Devgn now, and Bharat release is just around the corner (which I am kinda excited about given Katrina has finally given up on perfectly blow-dried hair and embraced sea-kissed frizzy waves, and is looking as gorgeous as ever … but more on [...]