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  • Parental guidance

    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?

    Mar 29, 2020, 04:11 IST
  • Karuna, samyam and sankalp

    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

    Mar 22, 2020, 05:01 IST
  • Social critique in song

    In a musical video that uses lavani and humour, Paromita Vohra talks about the biases women face when they enter a police station

    Mar 16, 2020, 05:26 IST
  • Time stilled

    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.

    Mar 15, 2020, 05:51 IST
  • Enquirational Me

    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."

    Mar 08, 2020, 05:49 IST
  • Trials of faith

    As I travel in another country right now, the news from home is dark, and my heart sinks a little more each day

    Mar 01, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Sage advice (not)

    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?

    Feb 23, 2020, 05:45 IST
  • A Valentine's Day like no other

    This year, has seen a Valentine's Day like no other, where the language of love demonstrated how political it is.

    Feb 16, 2020, 06:10 IST
  • Neither fair, nor lovely

    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

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:27 IST
  • Mele mein ladki

    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

    Feb 02, 2020, 08:20 IST
  • City people

    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.

    Jan 26, 2020, 05:13 IST
  • Weapons of maasi sestruction

    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

    Jan 19, 2020, 07:15 IST
  • Citizen Deepika

    Stars hold a mythic meaning for us, embodying through a persona, the currents of the culture

    Jan 12, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • What to do about poetry

    Two young Indian men, training to fight wars, listening to ghazals, on Radio Pakistan.

    Jan 05, 2020, 06:16 IST
  • Breaking the false promise

    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?

    Dec 29, 2019, 06:32 IST
  • The opposite of love is fear

    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

    Dec 22, 2019, 06:10 IST
  • 'We can still be friends'

    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.

    Dec 15, 2019, 07:45 IST
  • Speed kills

    Not so quick to call their colleagues in the right jurisdiction to ensure speedy help. Apparently, guns are faster than mobile technology, in Cyberaba

    Dec 08, 2019, 07:00 IST
  • Electric connections

    Walking down Mirza Ghalib Street, I chanced upon an electrical junction box, on which was painted a verse by Ghalib

    Dec 01, 2019, 07:00 IST
  • Pag and play

    Summer holidays meant night-spends at their house

    Nov 24, 2019, 07:00 IST
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