7 bad-ass feminists you didn’t know about

Etaf Rum: If you’re an avid reader then you must have come across Etaf Rum’s debut novel ‘A Woman is No Man’. Featured in nearly every Best Books of 2019 list, Etaf’s novel is about the parallel lives of three Palestinian women living in America and fighting for their rights in a patriarchal system. The…

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7 things to watch on the internet if you’re having a bad day

Having a bad day? Here are 7 things that’ll make you laugh even if you’re in a funk right now and can’t figure out which way is up and which way is down. This is a Shiba inu. It’s a Japanese breed that has become incredibly popular in the West. In this video, watch as…

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An Entertaining War

See now here’s where I disagree with Trevor Noah. Let’s ignore that ghastly imitation of a Hindi accent and talk about what is entertainment. If you really want a fun war, then the soldiers shouldn’t be doing a Bollywood dance number. I think they should cover themselves in war paint, throw on some animal layers, don…

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7 songs from 2018 you *might’ve* missed

I don’t keep up with Billboard’s top 10, and I don’t really listen to what most people would refer to as ‘Trending‘. What I do listen to, is the BBC Radio 1 App on my phone that plays the best music out there. I advise you to get it if you’re into exploring new music…

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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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