• Pride and Pedicures

    Beauty parlours in small-town India were a refuge for women, where they walked in and shed everything, from their clothes to centuries of inhibition. But the advent of big, branded salons has encroached upon that safe space.

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  • LoveintheTimeofName-DroppingMrquez-GabrielGarcaMrquez Love in the Time of Name-Dropping Márquez

    Before reading Gabriel García Márquez, I had no idea that one was allowed to write like that. I have lived a different life because I’ve read his books.

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  • MyDaredevilDoppelgnger My Daredevil Doppelgänger

    The “brand new” SIM card I’d got in April last year, belonged to another woman before me. She also had almost the same name. And it turned out that she led a rather colourful – unhinged – life.

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  • Flat-Earthers and the Circle of Mistrust

    In recent times, the Flat Earth Society has spouted a number of blind followers on the post-truth internet. These people believe that they will fall off the face of the Earth if they walk in a straight line.

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  • FuckingforForests-EarthDay Fucking for Forests

    My boyfriend and I love having sex in the wild. We now plan to make an eco-porn video – to raise donations and help the environment.

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  • NoorandtheMurderoftheMillennial Noor and the Murder of the Millennial

    Noor valiantly fights for the plight of millennials, arguably the most misunderstood species of this generation.

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  • BengaliViceTheBigBongTheory Bengali Vice: The Big Bong Theory

    The characteristically meek Bongs are celebrating with pomp, the vices frowned upon in the rest of the country. Didi has launched "Meat on Wheelz" and soon beef-deprived souls will be flocking to Bengal.

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  • MissionDoobiewithDaddy Mission: Doobie with Daddy

    One fine day, I discovered that my Kishore Kumar-loving dad and I have a lot more in common than I thought. He loves Mary J as much as I do.

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  • ItsNotEasytoBeaSamsungGalaxyS8 It’s Not Easy to Be a Samsung Galaxy S8

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is taller, fatter, and curvier, but he still resembles his brother, Note 7, in some ways and the world can’t handle that. A letter from Mama Samsung.

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  • SnapchatvstheSensitiveIndian Snapchat vs the Sensitive Indian

    It has now become painfully obvious that India is no country for Snapchat, Snapdeal, snap pea, and even the very word snap.

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