POV Kabhi Haan, Never Naa: When You Lack the Art of Saying No
I suffer from a condition called No-monia that renders me incapable of saying “no”. I’ve taken up more assignments than I can handle; I’ve paid bills for people who said they will pay me back when I know that they never will, just so that people don’t dislike me.Add to list
Love and Sex Terminally Love-Struck: Does Romance Actually Bloom at Airports?
Growing up I was enamoured by the romance-at-the-tarmac trope – Love Actually and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. But the chance of someone dodging security guards for that one passionate kiss are as slim as your Jet Airways flight taking off these days. Yet each time I’m at a terminal, the dormant romantic in me wakes up.Add to list
Gender Sorry Seems to Be the Easiest Word: Why Women Apologise So Much
My daily tally of apologies is likely greater than the number of shimmies in a Katrina Kaif item number. Most of the women I know also dwell in this state of constant apology. Why is “sorry” such an embedded part of women’s vocabulary?Add to list
Gender Are Ladies’ Nights Really Sexist?
Can you be a feminist and support ladies’ nights? Of course, women shouldn’t get free liquor for just wearing make-up and high heels. But the other side of the argument is that women tend to make less money than men, so surely they’ve earned a few free drinks.Add to list
Social Commentary A Tale of Two Cities, Bold Bom-bae and Eerie Dilli
Bubbles and Buttercup are besties – but one lives in the city of freedom, Bombay, and the other in the self-imposed cage of Gurgaon. What does privilege mean to the two?Add to list
Gender How to Spot a Faux Feminist
The highly educated, the upper-middle-class millennial... no one is free from stereotyping gender. Best described as faux feminists, they are concentrated mostly in the metros. You’ll hear them say something completely “harmless”, for instance, “Girls LOVE shopping!” or “ Women CAN’T drive.”Add to list