• Paromita Vohra: The rain's small hands

    Paromita Vohra: The rain's small hands

    I love those monsoon days which are so dark, you have to put the lights on inside

  • Paromita Vohra: Domestic affairs and family matters

    Paromita Vohra: Domestic affairs and family matters

    Last week, I woke up to another one of those advertisements with a socially conscious heart

  • Paromita Vohra: Why it is nice to study feminism

    Paromita Vohra: Why it is nice to study feminism

    Last week, I read one of those perplexing articles that keep getting published in national dailies the way Abhishek Bachchan keeps getting cast in movies about what is wrong with contemporary feminism

  • Paromita Vohra: Demonstrations, protests and questions

    Paromita Vohra: Demonstrations, protests and questions

    Last week, on the 28th of June, people in various cities around the country came out to protest, under the title #NotInMyName

  • Paromita Vohra: Bleeding adulthood

    Paromita Vohra: Bleeding adulthood

    Last week, Pahlaj Nihalani, chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) informed us that menstruation was an adult subject

  • Paromita Vohra: Traditional currency

    Paromita Vohra: Traditional currency

    The Bajrang Sene, an activist group in Madhya Pradesh, is upset about something. It’s not entirely clear what

  • Paromita Vohra: Grains of Song

    Paromita Vohra: Grains of Song

    "In the forest, in the woods, who is weeping? Listen! Bori-babhali [jujube and acacia trees] are the 'women' who listen to and console Sita."

  • Paromita Vohra: Seas of Stories - A fantasy

    Paromita Vohra: Seas of Stories - A fantasy

    I read two stories last week, which made me wonder about how we now respond to stories

  • Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    You know that purple zinnia? Daisy? Whatever - the purple flower on Facebook? Last year, when it briefly appeared I never knew what it stood for

  • Paromita Vohra: Behind the scenes at the movies

    Paromita Vohra: Behind the scenes at the movies

    If there is one thing that the Apurva Asrani-Kangana Ranaut conflict over the script of Hansal Mehta's new film Simran has shown us

  • Paromita Vohra: Yeh dil mango more

    Paromita Vohra: Yeh dil mango more

    It is summer. Yaniki, there are mangoes. This should be enough. But not for all

  • Paromita Vohra: A photo copy

    Paromita Vohra: A photo copy

    Earlier this week, photographer Souvid Datta, who had shot a series of photographs in a brothel in Kolkata's red light district of Sonagachi, was outed by critic Shreya Bhat, for having not simply plagiarised an idea, but photoshopping someone else's work into his own

  • Paromita Vohra: More books in that (C)Bag

    Paromita Vohra: More books in that (C)Bag

    Many people are upset that Chetan Bhagat's book Five Point Someone has been suggested in the Delhi University elective paper, as part of the Popular Literature paper

  • Paromita Vohra: The smoking girls

    Paromita Vohra: The smoking girls

    Here is something that happens to me very often

  • Paromita Vohra: Old whine in new media

    Paromita Vohra: Old whine in new media

    There's a lot to be learned from the world of television soap operas about how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment

  • Paromita Vohra: The Sense of a (Financial Year) Ending

    Paromita Vohra: The Sense of a (Financial Year) Ending

    Soon after I started earning, my father began lecturing me about opening a Personal Provident Fund (PPF) account

  • Paromita Vohra: Yes means Yes

    Paromita Vohra: Yes means Yes

    At the end of Anarkali of Arrah, a film you should've heard of but may not have, I found myself, surprisingly, crying. Not because it has a sad ending - it has a fantastically rousing one

  • Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    It's just the algorithm." How quickly we've learned to say that and shrug off every intrusion and manipulation in our digital lives

  • Paromita Vohra: Judging by the cover

    Paromita Vohra: Judging by the cover

    For years, when we spoke about gender and conditioning, the most common things to analyse were the covers and images in women's magazines

  • Paromita Vohra: That victim card

    Paromita Vohra: That victim card

    Whatever else one may imply (as he prefers it) about Karan Johar's orientation, ladies-oriented he has not shown himself to be lately. Folks are shocked that he said Kangana Ranaut should stop playing the victim card and just leave the industry if she doesn't like nepotism