POV How I Became an Accidental Cat Dad & Realised I’m Not Cut Out for Parenthood
About three weeks ago, a mother cat abandoned her litter in my building’s parking lot. Even without the hassle of diapers and bottles that human babies would entail, these kittens have taken me to my wits’ end.Add to list
POV Sorry Mamata Di, Memes Fall Under Freedom of Expression
It is a bit rich on the part of our politicians to insult each other in the vilest language possible, yet jail a citizen over a meme. Why is free speech the one thing that no politician or institution in this country is willing to uphold or protect?Add to list
POV Shaadi Ke Side Effects: How I Broke Up With The Perfect Sabyasachi Wedding Saree
I grew up watching dilwales chasing dulhaniyas, sindoors and saat pheras, and no matter how progressive I chose to be in my real life, when it came to being a bride, I was as clichéd as a Yashraj film. All I wanted was the perfect red saree.Add to list
POV How an Indian Mother Celebrates the Monday After Mother’s Day
Much has been said about motherhood. “Motherhood is divinity” – I suppose that can be debated. “Motherhood is a job you can never quit” – True that. “Motherhood is a responsibility? – Hey, preaching to the choir, here! But to me, here’s what it really is: Motherhood means you are never alone in your thoughts.Add to list
POV Ramzan or Ramadan? How Exactly Do You Say It?
The “alien Arabisation” versus Hindustani-Sufiani-Persian-essence debate on the correct way for Indians to pronounce the name of the holy month of Ramadan (Ramzan?) can be put to rest. I tell you exactly how. And it’s very easy.Add to list
POV The Real Hero of the Gurgaon Mall Video is the Bystander Who Asked the Shamer to Apologise
The bystander effect is an epidemic in India, which promotes a culture where people are likely to turn their heads when they witness a crime. Speaking up and taking action when no one else will might be a thankless job, but somebody has to do it, like the woman in black did.Add to list
POV Avengers: Endgame Is the Millennial Generation’s Lawrence of Arabia
If there’s one word that perfectly describes Avengers: Endgame, it is “big”. Beyond its runtime or wank-worthy IMAX aspect ratio, there’s something about this movie that is stirring in a way that Hollywood classics such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Maltese Falcon are.Add to list
POV You Never Forget Your First… Drink: A Tribute to the Daaru Addas of Our College Years
We’ve all had that adda. That neon sign flashing loud in the dingy street crawling with mice and drunk uncles. That dimly lit interior reeking of puke, heartbreak, and freedom, all at once. It amazes me to think about how one spot within four walls has witnessed so much of my lifeAdd to list
POV The Early Bird Might Catch the Worm, But What About Us Night Owls?
Being a night owl was never a conscious decision – I don’t derive any secret joy from knowing I’m awake while the world around me slumbers peacefully. It’s no fun needing a cup of coffee just to check your email inbox in the morning, nor is the feeling of drifting off into a fugue state by lunchtime something I would recommend to others.Add to list
POV Is it Time to Clean Up Your Facebook Friend List As Elections Near?
When your uncle who only posts old songs on Facebook, or friend who spams Instagram with memes is suddenly discussing national policy, you know you’re now scrolling through your election newsfeed. And like Thanos in the upcoming Avengers movie, there’s no running or hiding from it.Add to list