After weeks of coercion from my friends and rows of memes on my timeline, I gave in. I finally binge-watched, the highly debated and controversial show, Indian Matchmaking. Like Sima Taparia (aka India’s top matchmaker) said, in India, marriage is not about the bride or the groom. Unfortunately, marriage often … Continue Reading
“Just be you” is probably the worst advice we could ever get or give someone. Few of us even know who we are. And yet, if we can get this art of self-acceptance, everything changes.
Which self ought I be? The smart daughter, my parents, want me to be? The … Continue Reading
I’d been with my books, reluctant to study despite the threat of upcoming exams hanging over my head; when an old friend I knew from my school days called. What I hadn’t expected was an impassioned rant about the oppression that she was subjected to at her college, a premier … Continue Reading
It’s morning, and the alarm sounds, but you snooze it and get back to sleep. Then it hits you: you have a day full of online classes and assessments which cannot be missed. You wake up, only to find yourself tired, as if those 7 hours of sleep weren’t enough, … Continue Reading
There’s this huge throng
With which you’re walking along,
But you wish to be different from them all.
You wish to stand tall
You want the world, you want it all.
To have the crown for outwitting them all,
You must give your best,
You must give it your all.… Continue Reading
In the words of Maya Angelou, “We all should know that Diversity makes for a rich tapestry.” While this quote was not aimed explicitly at the LGBT+ community, it is nevertheless, of utmost relevance. The LGBT community, one of the most inclusive communities, boasts an excellent diversity, more than most … Continue Reading
In early 2018, a movie adaption of a 2015 young adult novel named “Love, Simon,” gained popularity for its realistic and absolutely heartwarming coming-of-age story, in which the protagonist is a closeted teenage boy named Simon.
Like every person who’s read the book a movie’s based on, I too thought … Continue Reading