POV

  • arrangedmarriage The Case for Arranged Marriage

    An arranged marriage is thoughtful curation more than a blind choice. People with similar customs, tradition, and upbringing are likely to make fewer compromises, fight lesser, and be happier. Truth is, marriages are not made in heaven, they are made in convenience.

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  • home Why Moving Out of Your Parent’s House is Overrated

    I thought moving out would be about no deadlines, no curfews, and no rules. But it is about waiting for a plumber, paying rent and bills, waking up early to fill the water tank, and eating bland, self-cooked food. I didn’t do drugs, I did dishes.

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  • ramazantiffin My Name is Khan and I Don’t Fast! Can Non-Muslims Please Calm Down

    Each time I open my dabba at lunch hour during Ramzan, the non-Muslim people at work gasp and ask, “You aren’t fasting?” Food defines their understanding of Islam and anyone in violation of that tenet threatens their understanding of the entire faith.

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  • politics Why All of Us Need to Start Considering Politics As a Career Option

    We, the woke and the liberal, are politically and socially conscious, and have an opinion on everything – be it sexual harassment or the government’s bigotry. We are out on the streets, protesting against hate crime and the unlawful chopping of forests, but why does politics not feature as a career choice for most of us?

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  • PriyankaChopra Why Priyanka Chopra Should Stop Apologising for Quantico

    In admitting that the Quantico episode showing a fictional Hindu being a terrorist was inaccurate and implying that she prioritised nationalism over everything else, Priyanka Chopra did the opposite of what we’ve come to expect out of her: taking a stand.

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  • AnthonyBourdain If Anthony Bourdain’s Life Was Not Perfect How Can Ours Ever Be?

    What could have made Anthony Bourdain, sitting in a luxury hotel, in the middle of shooting a much-loved show, feel so hollow that he had to kill himself? For 99.99 per cent of humanity, who will never rent a countryside villa, the question that rankles is, is it going to be worth it, when we get there?

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  • Why is India Obsessed With Frisking at Shopping Malls and Cinema Halls?

    I don’t want to walk around with a gun like an American, but I’d like to go watch a film without being frisked. I don’t want to Make India Great Again, but I want to Make it Free.

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  • marriage Is Marriage Where Feminist Dreams Go To Die?

    Kareena Kapoor in her progressive Veere Di Wedding avatar is enjoyable if you can forget the fact that a few weeks ago, the actress did a U-turn on her character’s seemingly feminist stance. What happens to feminists after marriage?

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  • CBSEResults What 99.8% Can Do To You and Me

    I’ve never scored an 80 per cent. And I’m sure my son won’t either. Does this mean I have to start panicking?

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  • Waking Up in a World Where Morgan Freeman is Not God

    How did it come to pass that we fell asleep one day and woke up the next day in a world where Morgan Freeman has molested a bunch of women?

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