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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One of the scariest texts ever

Can I ask you something? Those five, loaded words. The moment I see them in my inbox, which is quite often, my heart does a somersault and thuds audibly against my ribcage. That text always scares me and thrills me at the same time. What is it with men asking me that all the time?…

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Apocalypse Now? Yes Please! : Birth Control and Overpopulation

When I read Dan Brown’s Inferno this week, I didn’t expect it to be about what it turned out to be about. Should I tag a ‘Spoiler Alert’ here? Maybe I should. I’ll try a different tack- I don’t know much about global problems. So far, my interests have been limited to localized social problems-…

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Say ‘Not yet’ before you say ‘I do’ : Against early marriage

There are several noteworthy things that come to mind when one hears the words ‘early marriage’. According to me, all these things can be grouped into two categories which are, quite simply, a) Pros and b) Cons. A lot of girls my age and in fact even the younger crowd is of the opinion that…

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Avoidance is a virtue : In the pursuit of Happiness

Every time I dodge a friend, don’t take a call, cancel a date or make up some lame excuse to avoid a social meeting- my prissy conscience baits me to step up and come up with a plausible reason. It’s not just my conscience that does that, many disconsolate friends have tried to extract a…

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