Sometimes I wonder: is this the result of watching too much TV Ramayana or speeches with too many metaphors, causing you to inhabit parallel realities?
The beating of plates is like an audio reflection of this. A moment when we should come together somehow, devolves into predictable polarisation ping-pong around a specific action, rather than discussion of an issue
In a musical video that uses lavani and humour, Paromita Vohra talks about the biases women face when they enter a police station
It is a relief to be liberated from the anxiety of vigilance that travel now requires, even while the anxiety of falling sick or making others sick remains.
A young man DMs me. "We would like to feature you as an inspiring woman in the upcoming Women's Day campaign for our brand."
As I travel in another country right now, the news from home is dark, and my heart sinks a little more each day
In a college in Bhuj, 60 young women were asked to remove their panties to prove that they were not menstruating. How should we deal with these recurrent stinky blasts of outlandish sexist theories?
This year, has seen a Valentine's Day like no other, where the language of love demonstrated how political it is.
When it comes to representation, a real diversity, not a nominal one is key to shifting perspectives. Rather than being stuck on which beauty is real beauty, we may expand that definition, but we could also decentre the value of good looks
The mela's haphazard structure with an incredible mix of stalls, set in a field, its edges open, as well as its transient nature, mirrors life, which is why we find it so exhilarating and overwhelming
The Sunday papers is how I discovered Sudhir Patwardhan. Poring over the photos of his paintings, I wished I might see them one day, which I did.
I mean the flamboyant jhaad, that irascible tongue-lashing I call Weapon of Maasi Destruction (henceforth WMDs) delivered for wrongdoings you thought you got away with
Stars hold a mythic meaning for us, embodying through a persona, the currents of the culture
Two young Indian men, training to fight wars, listening to ghazals, on Radio Pakistan.
How will these understandings of the past and the future, be in conversation or concert with other, varying visions as everyone pushes for a change?
Outside the IIM Bangalore gates, students lined up their shoes and placards, in a stunning image of protest, when Section 144 restricted them. Protesters bussed away by cops tweeted to calm each other
Somehow, human values like love and compassion have to become political drivers alongside structural values of equality and justice, in addressing the difference. It may be the only way to save the many places people call India.
Not so quick to call their colleagues in the right jurisdiction to ensure speedy help. Apparently, guns are faster than mobile technology, in Cyberaba
Walking down Mirza Ghalib Street, I chanced upon an electrical junction box, on which was painted a verse by Ghalib
Summer holidays meant night-spends at their house