Picture this a seven-year-old girl is watching her favourite tv show when an advertisement begins-a distraught young woman is feeling uncomfortable and is unable to sleep well. So, she uses a said product that absorbs an unidentifiable blue liquid and the woman wakes up next morning all bright-eyed and happy, … Continue Reading
“How’s the night?” Clear.
Galileo watched the fourth moon of Jupiter disappear.
“Aha! these old calculations failed again”, he said with a cheer.
Motion of stars and moons were jumbling me,
“We are not confined to the centre Andrea, we are free!”
Oh, so this apple is the earth, and … Continue Reading
It was a phone call from my aunt that broke the news about my cousin. I remember the hushed sympathy, the way the air hung heavy with a temporary gloom. The call ended, normality resumed not long after.
Young as I was, it was shocking to me how fast the … Continue Reading
Masturbation– the word itself turns heads and makes us all turn into a pile of giggles and sly looks. Yet, for all that it has to offer the only connotation that I and several women associate it with is shame and guilt. So why is it that something that … Continue Reading
“But you’ll get addicted”
“If you feel better, stop taking them”
“You don’t need pills, you need to go out more”
Not really, mom.
The stigma around mental health issues is incredibly, painfully real. Worse still, is the stigma around the treatments for them. Therapy and medication … Continue Reading
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
I was thirteen when my long-held belief that the adult world was free from slander was shattered. A “friend” of my mom’s had a snide remark up her sleeve when she saw me and she pointed out the hypocritical approach of my mother-preaching about health and nutrition at the … 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
With the end of the spooky season, arrives the month of November and during this month we see several men posting pictures of themselves, proudly embracing their untamed beards. This trend is known as No-Shave November that aims to raise awareness for cancer. It encourages people to let their body … Continue Reading