7 Podcasts that’ll get you hooked to Podcasts

The first thing I did when I bought my iPhone last year was to check out the Podcast app. I’m a Podcast junkie. I love listening. I’m not a very visual person. I can never carve out 3 hours in my schedule to watch a movie in one go. I have a hard time keeping…

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To porn or not to porn

“You’re such a good friend Abha.” A male friend texted me many years ago. “It can get lonely in a hostel. And I don’t really fit in here” “Why?” I texted back. It was late at night and I’d met this guy through Facebook. We had quite a few friends in common and it seemed…

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#MeToo: The good, the bad and the ugly

So a lot happened this year. I got my degree. Became a lawyer. It’s easy to get caught up in your issues, especially after graduation. Just as I started making a conscious effort to disengage from social media and get a life, this maelstrom broke out on Twitter. #MeToo. I’d been following the movement in…

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The Destabilization of an Institution

“Sakshi’s getting married?” I asked, stunned. “Yes!” There was a squeal of pleasure from the other end. A friend had phoned me up with the good news. “Isn’t that wonderful?” I wasn’t so sure. Sakshi was not yet 18, and even though I was no older than she was, I suspected her marriage wasn’t entirely…

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Ma, I can’t adult anymore

When I passed out of school, I felt exactly like you did: Exhausted, stupid and traumatized. When I sifted through all that I had learnt, I knew a handful of things. I knew calculus, the parts of a neuron and the different kinds of rocks. Rocks. 12 years of school, 7 hours a day, 6 days a week,…

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A dog owner’s letter to her neighbor

Dear neighbor I understand you have some issues about living next-door. I also understand most of these issues involve my dog. Since I sympathize with the plight of non-dog lovers, I’ve decided to write to you some gentle pointers about tolerating these amazing animals. Here are some that you may find handy: If there’s poop…

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Does your love know

Your eyes, what have they seen? The hint of a smile, the stirrings of a dream? Or the creeping blush over rosy tips Of deep valleys and shallow dips?   Your ears, what have they heard? The sound of a gasp, the scrape of a beard? Of thudding headboards and broken wineglass Of murmured voices,…

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Online Child Sexual Abuse Workshop

Dear Reader I’m going to keep this short and I only need a few minutes of your time. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough you must have read somewhere that a) I’m a law student b) I’m a women and child rights advocate and c) I’m a speaker on child sexual abuse. Pursuant…

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