• Beware of the Brocialist

    In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there is a new species of men to study: Brocial-ists. Dudes who are supposedly woke and espouse the right kind of politics, but are utter douchebags to women.

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  • Nastik “Hey Ram, My Son’s Nastik!”

    I’m atheist and it bothers my mother. But what worries her more is relatives finding out that I don’t believe in God. After all, log kya kahenge.

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  • longweekend The Story of Every Long Weekend Ever

    The long weekend begins to unleash havoc with the three most dreaded words in holiday history: “Let’s plan something.”

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  • DiwaliTaashParty Humans of Diwali Taash Party

    Diwali: That time of the year where maniacal exhibitionism is injected with steroids. Meet the Goodwill Hunter and the Chakna Eater, stock features of the dick-measuring contest also known as the taash party.

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  • Breaking the Creep’s Code

    Every day, some red-blooded young man asks me on social media, “How are you?” I count the number of messages it will take before he asks if I want to have “hot sex” with him.

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  • WomenSafety The Cost of Creep-Proofing My Career

    As women, we learn to develop a kind of “minority report” attitude to men who enter our stratosphere, judging them for their future predatory potential before we allow ourselves to feel safe in their presence. How many missed opportunities are there to account for?

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  • MahinderWatsa Why Does India Discuss its Sex Life with a 92-year-old Stranger?

    India’s favourite agony uncle Dr Mahinder Watsa’s unparalleled following is an averment to the reigning curiosity among the youth living in a society that fails to recognise sex as an indispensable facet of human lives.

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  • Why We Must Thank Mira Nair for PK Dubey

    With Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair breathed life into Delhi on celluloid more than 15 years ago. And even today, Nair’s eccentric, marigold-chewing PK Dubey remains unforgettable.

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  • The Stoic Struggle of Being Gautam Gambhir

    If we were to write the history of Indian cricket up until now, Gautam Gambhir should be mentioned in the first paragraph. He belongs alongside CK Nayudu, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and MS Dhoni for being our most cold-blooded killer.

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  • AarushiTalwar Aarushi Case and the Fault in Our Police Force

    In our increasingly cosmopolitan cities, where archaic psyches cohabit with urban mindsets, we urgently need a police force that understands the world the Talwars once occupied.

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