castedbycouch

Sex Today, Film Tomorrow?

The hopelessness and the quest to fulfill one’s dream on one side, and the surplus amount of power and contacts on the other, together formulate the concept of what we infamously called casting couch. Casting couch is the trading of sexual favors by an aspirant, apprentice employee, or subordinate...

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blacksunday

In Uri Flows The Color Of Blood

India and Pakistan share much more than a border, they share a controversial history and a sad partition, which further gets heightened whenever Kashmir is at stake. They both have laid claims over the paradise and words of feud have been constantly exchanged. Many Prime Ministers have come and...

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noonetolisten

The Diminished Voice Of Women

We have been failed by people who are supposed to protect us many a times. Be it the inability of your parents to act towards that Uncle who molested you; be it the lack of interest shown by your boyfriend when you talk about your stalker who has increased...

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casteneveraway

Towards A Caste-less Society

For all I have learnt and seen in the world till now, there are more deaths that happen due to difference between caste, gender or religion than by natural impending disasters. People have killed others over the protection or supremacy of one’s religion over another; they have brutalized people...

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#FightForWater

History Repeats Itself, This Time For Water

Supreme Court is making a lot of noise these day, for good and bad both. Recently, Supreme Court made a groundbreaking judgement, wherein criticizing a government or its’ policies does not amount to sedition. Many people than required are getting afflicted with charges of sedition because of being ‘anti-national’...

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#BanOfBody

Angst With Breasts And Vagina

Cover your body because it shows too much of skin making you vulnerable in the eyes of rapey men, don’t cover your body as it symbolizes the religion you are following and then you might be a victim of islamophobia, don’t wear a spaghetti because the world doesn’t know...

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#JustMomParenting2

Why Should Moms Have All The Fun?

Motherhood, for all its magic and glory, can turn out to be a very excruciating phase. Everything changes, apart from just the physical and mental changes. The mothers are no longer the center to their universe, the position is relinquished to their children, something they willingly do and not...

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PornBazaar4

Someone’s Sorrow Is Someone’s Business

There are people all over the world, constantly rebuking, ridiculing and refuting the idea of rape, which is, forced (without consent) sexual intercourse. Many like me, would get immediately disturbed, and must be drifted by the wave of helplessness when such incidents occur. We try to aware people over...

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In Kerala, Taxing The Fat Away?

In India obesity is growing at an unprecedented rate and it has been a major factor in the rising burden of non-communicable disease that has affected nearly two-thirds of the population. Childhood obesity is reaching alarming proportions with India reporting around 22% prevalence rate over the last 5 years...

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HIV

When Myths Supersede Logic And Reality

A middle aged woman, was thrashed, assaulted and driven out of a village that she called home. The woman belonged to the Hasnabad area of Parganas district, Kolkata. But, why was she thrown out? What possibly could she have done that was so cruel that she was forced to...

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Lokpal Amendment Creative

Political Machinations At Work

In a recent unorthodox move, the Lok Sabha passed an amendment on the Lokpal and Lokayukta bill, 2013, extending the deadline indefinitely for government employees and NGOs to declare their assets. A surprise move which came up after a delegation of MPs met the Prime Minister on July 25th...

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Education And The Job Gap

I attended one of the best university in India. An august institution which has an irreproachable image and standing in the academic circles of our country. For obvious reasons, I shall not be naming names, because the fact of the matter is, the said university did nothing to teach...

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CensuredChoice

My Choice, My Life, My Wife

Most have given a thought about their future. Not just jobs or careers, but at a more personal level with regards to their family life, their choice of a life partner and maybe even post retirement life. Some may have thought about it to imagine a slim model who...

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LifeVsLife

Maintaining The Facade Of Life

Promised a world filled with family and belonging, a woman was lured and then raped by her (ex) fiance. The woman became pregnant after she was raped, and is now appealing to the court to allow the abortion of a fetus that suffers serious medical abnormalities and threatens the...

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pokemon

Gotta Catch ‘em All

It’s taken the world by a storm. Almost overnight, people have taken to it and social media is abuzz with the activity and pictures of people and their childhood dreams. Pikachu on side of the road, a Charmander in the park nearby or even a Pikachu on the corner...

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SecularIndia

The Thin Line Between Narrative And Justice

No one is interested in finding the truth. The truth sometimes becomes Hindu, sometimes Muslim and sometimes Christian or else. The facts and circumstances are interpreted as per the convenience of the concerned persons or the authorities. Sometimes the concept of interpretation itself becomes the subject of interpretation. The...

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Cinema

When The Hushed Roar Aloud

There is no dearth of Bollywood movies which have taken inspiration from real-life events, to strike a close and human chord with people. Time for superficial cinema is passé, the audience has changed and evolved from over-the-top dramatics that has gripped our Bollywood since years. Following the same trend,...

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