7 words in the English language which I got totally wrong

When you grow up as a reader, you develop a certain aura. There’s definitely some truth to the rumors that engulf a geek at college: Standoffish. Snobbish. Prudish. Misfit. Antisocial. Know-it-all. Dreamy. They’re all phrases and ideas commonly associated with a nerd. And being one, I can’t mount an adequate defense against those notions, so…

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Black or White?

Indians have always been obsessed with fair skin. We’ve had models and actresses inducted into the film industry purely on the basis of skin color without any regard to talent. Our fairness creams sell faster then condoms, which tells you how screwed up our priorities are. Fair skin is mostly associated with north-Indian women. As…

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Where did the love go?

DISCLAIMER : The views given below are solely of the author and are not an endorsement or criticism of any political/social/religious group. The opinions are purely social commentary, protected under Article 19(1)(a) Freedom of Speech and Expression guaranteed by the Indian Constitution and are in no way intended to attract Section 499, Defamation, of the Indian…

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A feminist’s letter to Harlequin

Dear Mills and Boon I read your first book when I was 14. I think it’s safe to say that it was far more educative than fooling around with my boyfriend in the school parking lot. For years, nay, decades, Harlequin has continued providing us young, nubile, guileless women with fictitious happy endings which, the…

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A Syrian Spring

In light of the recent UN Resolution calling for the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapon stockpile, one might wonder why the UN has been avoiding any decisive move to end the atrocity for the last three years. The resolution as it stands today, will involve seizing the chemical weapons and purging Syria entirely of them. In…

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Do we need ears to care, or just a heart?

  Did you happen to catch the opening to her speech? Did you realize what she just did there? In the space of a heartbeat, social activist Ruma Roka managed to intrigue you, puzzle you and frustrate you by simply pantomiming and not uttering a single word. Did you wonder what she was doing at…

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Nirbhaya : The fearless victim of gang-rape

On the 16th of December 2012, the entire country was struck dumb when the unconscious and brutally assaulted bodies of a 23 year old physiotherapy intern and her male friend were found by a lonely road in New Delhi. As the story unfolded, the entire nation it seemed, howled in unison. Nirbhaya, (fearless, as she…

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The Protection of Child’s rights : On School Grounds

The National Commission for the Protection of Child’s Rights (India) has recently released guidelines for the abolition of verbal assault and physical assault in classrooms, and all I’ve got to say abut it is ‘too little too late‘ because I’ve already passed out of school. The number of cases of violence in both private and…

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