Here’s why Jennifer Aniston’s letter is not just Feminist bluster

Jennifer Aniston’s open letter in the Huffington post makes for much more than an interesting read; it’s not a brief feminist treatise but a series of well-aimed, cutting, honest remarks that call out the kinks in media mentality. The eloquent letter voices not only frustration with sensationalism and paparazzi-hounding, but also the abominable trends of…

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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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The man at the bus stop

There is this solitary bus stop, at the end of the road Across from suburban bungalows With gardens freshly mowed   I cross it every day on my way home from work with people leaning against its posts Students, executives and sundry berks   But late one night, on a lonely walk I saw an…

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Why not just kill myself?

I’ll tell you why not. I think it’s safe to say that out of all the people who’re reading this post, 80% will have experienced suicidal thoughts. No you didn’t read that wrong. I am talking about suicidal ideation. And the title pretty much covers the first thought we have when we contemplate suicide: Why not…

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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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Pilot Among Passengers

{DISCLAIMER : In light of the overwhelming response to this article, prudence dictates that I inform all readers that the events related are part fact and part fiction. My father isn’t some nut-job who bores the pants off of strangers, although he is extremely passionate about flying. The story, though based on certain real elements, was…

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The woes of a Singleton

 At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. -Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns  If you’re Single and you’re reading this, then being single during Christmas…

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