Paromita Vohra

  • So, the band of banned - it has lately ensured that there be no condom advertisements on television between 6 am and 10 pm, in order to protect the children

    Dec 17, 2017, 06:11 IST

  • The most-worshipped of Indian male figures are often those who symbolise wounds and angst, who undertake warrior-like journeys of battle, domination and ostentatious upliftment of the downtrodden

    Dec 10, 2017, 06:19 IST

  • It was 1994. I had been out of the country for exactly six months. When I left, there were two television channels

    Dec 03, 2017, 06:30 IST

  • You write about Sacramento so affectionately, with such care," a nun tells a young woman, Christine, in the lovely new American indie film Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig. Christine responds with, "I guess I just pay attention to things."

    Nov 26, 2017, 06:17 IST

  • I'm going off the grid" people write on social media sometimes, to say they won't be in a mobile network zone for some time, or not on social media perhaps

    Nov 19, 2017, 06:48 IST

Paromita Vohra

  • I have a distant relative who frequently misplaces things. It could be clothes or money or important papers. As soon as it's discovered they are missing, suspicion begins to snake through her being

    Nov 12, 2017, 06:28 IST

  • And, finally, I accept that perhaps it is fake news that keeps us together as a society, as weddings keep extended families together by force, chance, choice and habit. Like weddings

    Nov 05, 2017, 06:08 IST

  • On the first day of the year, January 1, many of us indulge in electoral promises, yaniki, making new year resolutions

    Oct 22, 2017, 05:58 IST

  • A few days ago, a journalist called me to ask, "Why do women always get believed just because they are women?" A little puzzled I asked, "What is the data on which this is based?" 

    Oct 15, 2017, 06:43 IST

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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