Love and Sex

  • lovebreakup “Almost Lovers”: The Ones Who Make Heartbreak Bearable

    When you decide not to turn back after a break-up, you must find yourself anchors so you sail smoothly. These almost lovers, these could-have-beens, matter to me the way love does. Without them, we would be lonelier than what imagination permits

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  • monsoonlovelongdistanceMumbaiDelhisexrelationshipcouple Long-Distance Love in Mumbai: Romeo in Colaba, Juliet in Andheri

    A couple with one partner in Mumbai and the other in Pune, can’t claim to be in a long-distance relationship. But a couple between Andheri and Colaba can. In the time that it takes to get from one end of the city to another, you could finish binge-watching End of the F***ing World.

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  • Bangover1 The Bangover: The Morning-After that Needs No Cure

    Your life on the working day after a raunchy tryst can feel sometimes like a Moods condom commercial. Enter: The Bangover, a feeling where everything reminds you of your partner’s naked body and your face has a perpetual post-coital glow.

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  • threesomethirdwheelingdatingmillennialcouplelovesexrelationshipbreakup A Different Kind of Threesome: The Joy of Being a “Kabab Mein Haddi”

    For some people, nothing screams single like voluntary third-wheeling, or hanging with couple friends. But, for a commitment-phobic 22-year-old, there’s nothing more convenient than living vicariously through your friends’ relationships.

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  • tinder Truth and Dare: What Happens When You Stop Faking It on Tinder

    Being honest on Tinder and Hinge is like sitting down for the national anthem in the cinema hall: No one expects it, and when they see it for the first time, they usually lose their shit.

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  • friendshipmalefemalebollywoodhollywoodrelationshipmoviesreallife Kya Ek Ladka Aur Ek Ladki Kabhi IRL Dost Nahi Ho Sakte?

    Indian children are taught many cardinal lessons, like touching our grandparents’ feet and returning dabbas to mom in pristine condition. The prime one is that girls and boys can never be friends. As a girl with seven close male friends, I’m often the centre of curiosity and judgment.

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  • plug Why I Choose to Be a Reluctant Monogamist in An Age of Right Swipes

    Monogamy today has become as outdated as hair scrunchies and tamagotchis. After all, how are you supposed to experience all that life has to offer if you’re stuck with one person? Yet, I find it difficult to commit myself to not committing.

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  • liveinrelationships What Do I Call My Boyfriend in Hindi?

    The first language of many North Indians including myself, Hindustani, has no word for romantic bonds outside of matrimony. I use “um” and “er” liberally when referring to my boyfriend, when talking to relatives and neighbours. That’s because there’s no respectable word for “boyfriend” in the language.

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  • Tinder टिंडर वाले बाबू मेरा खाता चला दो!

    मैं इस बार टिंडर पे “open mind” लेके गया था - Sapiosexual भी हूँ, 420 पे छल्ले भी उड़ाता हूँ, कुत्ते के साथ फ़ोटो भी है, और बुलेट पे लद्दाख जाने का सपना भी । पर मेरी टिंडर मैच को दिखा, तो बस मेरा PayTM अकाउंट और तुम्हें पता है मैंने वो हक़ सिर्फ़ मोदीजी और जैक माँ को दे रखा है ।

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  • Promiscuous Why You Should Swipe Right on Promiscuity Before Marriage

    “Sowing your wild oats” is an age-old, regressive idea ascribed to young men before the “settle down” phase. I’ve never set store by it, but watching my young friends seek sex outside marriage, I wonder if there is something to the theory. If we don’t play the field enough before shaadi, will we experience FOMO?

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