In my playlists, there are songs that I play only to sing and dance along with, even though their lyrics often don’t make much sense. But then there are those songs with lyrics so intense that they leave me spiraling into this whirlpool of thoughts, and before I realize it: … Continue Reading
“The housework is my wife’s responsibility.” is a statement that leaves most of us agitated and questioning the person’s sexist mindset. While “Let me get the door for you.” inspires the romanticism of long lost chivalry. After all, Something that sounds so nice cannot be sexist, right?
These two statements … Continue Reading
You slump in front of your laptop as the teacher rambles on through the meeting. Your mind flits from an Oscar-worthy daydream to your uneventful Instagram account. Suddenly, the teacher calls out your name, and you hurriedly unmute yourself, fumbling through a blatantly incorrect answer. She decides to go through … 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
Trigger Warning: mentions of sexual assault, violence against women, casteism, and sexism.
Manisha Valmiki, a 19-year-old Dalit woman, was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men on September 14, in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.
She was grievously injured and had multiple fractures and injuries. She lay in … Continue Reading
If you are a Potterhead, you probably had that mandatory phase in your childhood when reciting Harry Potter spells was your idea of fun. The Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling, is one of the most popular favourites among children. Through her seven works of genius, she weaved magic … Continue Reading
Let us look at one sphere of music, which has been completely sidelined from popular culture: Indian Classical music. For the purpose of this article, we consider predominantly the works on string instruments, namely the sitar and sarod, that is to say, Hindustani classical.
Firstly, we need to agree … Continue Reading