Paromita Vohra

  • Paromita Vohra: The mind's lonely heart

    In all my growing up years, the only word I ever heard, in relation to mental health, was the pejorative 'pagalakhana'

    Oct 08, 2017, 06:51 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: A wish and a prayer

    I'm not the praying type, unless you count praying to someone called Please God, before exams or other impending doom. I grew up in a family where some people never prayed, and some prayed every day

    Oct 01, 2017, 06:58 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: A portrait of glamour

    As you climb to the top floor of the Jitendra Arya exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, you see a close-up of writer Shobhaa De, breathtakingly young and beautiful

    Sep 24, 2017, 07:31 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: The Ministry of Utmost Feminism

    There comes a time in the life of most popular feminist icons when members of the Ministry of Utmost Feminism issues circulars about their clay feet

    Sep 17, 2017, 07:18 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: The language outside the echo chamber

    One of the many WhatsApp forwards doing the rounds following the Gauri Lankesh murder is a spreadsheet

    Sep 10, 2017, 06:20 IST

Paromita Vohra

Paromita Vohra

  • 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

    Jul 02, 2017, 06:03 IST

  • 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

    Jun 25, 2017, 06:08 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: Traditional currency

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

    Jun 18, 2017, 06:04 IST

  • 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."

    Jun 11, 2017, 06:02 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: Seas of Stories - A fantasy

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

    Jun 04, 2017, 06:00 IST

  • 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

    May 28, 2017, 07:07 IST

  • 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

    May 21, 2017, 06:31 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: Yeh dil mango more

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

    May 14, 2017, 06:02 IST

  • 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

    May 07, 2017, 06:10 IST

  • 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

    Apr 30, 2017, 06:05 IST

  • Paromita Vohra: The smoking girls

    Here is something that happens to me very often

    Apr 23, 2017, 06:06 IST

  • 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

    Apr 16, 2017, 05:54 IST

  • 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

    Apr 09, 2017, 06:09 IST

  • 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

    Apr 02, 2017, 06:02 IST

  • 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

    Mar 26, 2017, 06:43 IST

  • 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

    Mar 19, 2017, 06:49 IST

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