The Flood Crisis in the Northeast

  Recently social media has been swept with posts about the floods in the North-East. Many are still unaware of the magnitude of damage, and lives lost over the past weeks. So what exactly is happening in Assam and the other neighbouring states? Flood Fury in Assam Assam has always been prone to frequent flooding... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 8 : Non-touristing in Belgrade

When you visit a place as a so-called ‘foreigner’, a tourist, if you may, don’t you wish you could just stay there? Typical grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side syndrome. You come across a majestic monument, or a quaint street, and you think, how pretty, imagine if I lived here. If you lived here, would you appreciate the antiquity of... Continue Reading →

The ICC World Cup 2019

Mohammed Shami felt a palpable sense of pressure around him as he stood to bowl the second delivery. Despite Afghanistan being heavy underdogs, Mohammed Nabi had smashed the first ball of the final over for a boundary, with 12 runs to score in 5 balls. The match could have gone in anyone's favour. However, it... Continue Reading →

1984, The Aftermath: The Rise of Rampant Rajiv

The 1984 Indian General Elections were unforeseen and unfortunate. Indira Gandhi’s term was to be officially ending in the first week of 1985. However, in an incredulous turn of events, she was assassinated by her bodyguards, who fired 28 bullets at her. With her politically active and younger son Sanjay Gandhi dead in a plane... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 7 : Comfortably Numb at Baku

Usually, the cultural explosion takes place right when the tourist steps out on the streets of the foreign city. But for your beloved narrator, this happens way before that; the moment he enters the airport. Surely, airports aren’t supposed to be that different right? All of the airports at cities in India have that massive... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 6 : Disconnected in Vibhuti

The sunlight flitted into the room through the windows. Just when we thought the heat could not get any worse, the electricity went off, switching off the sole fan that was working. Like the hot air in the room poorly circulating before settling down on our already sweaty backs; realization dawned on us. With no... Continue Reading →

Queer-osity : The History of Being Different

  In 2019, modern India is celebrating pride with her head held a little higher, especially since the previous year saw such massive progress in the fight for equality. However, a majority of our usually conservative society is still trying to wrap their heads around the movement and the change it brings with it. Ancient... Continue Reading →

Hijras: India’s Third Gender

If you find yourself at a red stoplight in India, chances are you might find them squeezing through the gaps between the cars, tapping on windows, and unceremoniously asking for money. They often wear vibrant outfits and wait at traffic signals as their only means of livelihood. What you see are a group of transgender people -more... Continue Reading →

Queerness 2.0: An Ally’s Guide

On the 6th of September 2018, in a ruling by the Supreme Court, homosexuality was decriminalised in India. The day was one of great celebration for the country's queer community and marked an important turning point in India's LGBTQ+ history. While there is little doubt of the widespread relief and joy that the LGBTQ+ community... Continue Reading →

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