Virginity

Why Virgin Shaming Should Stop In India

We are in the middle of a cultural transition, which is always welcome as long as it is progressive. While the majority of India still proscribes sex, the sentient and diligent lot is talking about it. They are breaking their delusional bubbles and becoming more acceptant of it. Which...

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A View from khaki

Jat Protests: The Blame After The Storm

Following violent protest in Jat dominated districts in North India between 18th – 23th February, the Haryana government appointed Prakash Singh, a retired IPS officer to head a commission to probe the sequence of events which led to the wide spread violence, damage to public property and even loss...

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Marital Rape

How Much Is Too Much?

If a sexual act between two or more persons is not based on consensus, it is called rape. The concept of rape is not vague, grotesque or contorted; it is sharp, stark and clear. Rape is a condemnable and criminal act that is subjected to judicial trials and punishments.

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Tobacco

How Effective Will The Landmark Decision Be?

The Delhi government, on Friday (April 15), rolled out its decision to ban chewable tobacco products in the national capital for one year. According to news reports, the government’s Department of Food Safety issued a notification to ban the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco,...

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Binge Movies

Grab Your Tissues And Let’s Get Started

This Nick Cassavetes film starring Ryan beautiful-smile Gosling, Rachel McAdams and James Marsden is an absolute tearjerker. Based on author Nicholas Sparks’ novel by the same name, The Notebook is a clichéd story of a young summer romance. Boy meets girl, falls for her, pursues and woos her. They...

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Actors

Dear Actors, Let’s Start Ageing!

Shah Rukh Khan is a delight to watch. He is gorgeous, ridiculously intelligent and an absolute charmer. And I am going to write the most clichéd-but-honest thing here: I grew up watching his films. In my foundational years, the Baadshah of Bollywood defined romance for me. My friends and...

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Sabarimala

Sabarimala: The Furore That Shouldn’t

Ever since I learnt about shameless misogyny in the name of religion, the first temple that caught my fancy, for the wrong reasons (of course), was Sabarimala. Nestled in the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, this temple only allows male devotees to come and offer prayers. For...

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Shorts

You Are What You Wear, Mind You!

The judgemental remark on her character left the girl deeply uncomfortable. According to her classmates, the determined student went on to discuss the matter with the professor. “Upon approaching the teacher and raising objections regarding his statement, the student, to our dismay, was once again rebuked by the professor...

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Mehbooba Mufti

For Mehbooba Mufti, Tough Times Ahead?

Almost 5 months of uncertainty in the Indian state of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed has taken oath as the 13th Chief Minister of the state. The PDP-BJP alliance has formed the government again. The previous CM of J&K and the PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died in January this...

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Boko Haram: The Tragedy And Its Aftermath

In the latest attacks, Boko Haram militants have attacked Dalori village and 2 refugee camps near the original Boko Haram stronghold city of Maidguri in North-East Nigeria. Housing over 20,000 people, at least 86 children were burnt alive. The attack continued for 4 hours and even continued after the...

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Anushka

Breaking News: Anushka Sharma Memes Are Not Funny!

Ever since cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma acknowledged their relationship, the public light followed them everywhere. They were the “power couple” that became the paparazzi-favourite; a couple people loved to hate and were envious of. When the handsome young hunk of the Indian Cricket Team –...

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