Cremation: An All-Boys Club

As a little girl, the concept of death was both frightening and alien. The first loss I experienced was of my grandfather (Dadu) at the age of ten, and for months I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that I won’t see him in the morning with his newspaper Continue Reading

The Local Comedy Scene in Manipal

In the last decade, stand-up comedy has burst through like no other genre. Many have started to consider it as an actual career option.

Unlike other fields, your income depends purely on your ability to make other people laugh. Comedians like Zakir Khan, Biswa Kalyan Rath, or Abhishek Upmanyu deliver … 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 … Continue Reading

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