Gift Wrap The Lovestick


Gift Wrap The Lovestick

Illustration: Shivali Devalkar


ear Self-proclaimed Feminist Friend,

How are you? I recently saw an ad that reminded me of you and prompted me to write this letter. I would have thought that after spending four life savings’ worth on your Master’s degree in Gender Studies in that posh foreign university, you’d have changed your stance on this one quibble we’ve had since the time we were seventeen. No, not the quibble about whether Ranveer is hotter than Ranbir or not (obviously, he is). I mean the one where you don’t stand up to your boyfriend when he refuses to roll on a condom while you two are bang-banging.