The author talks about overlapping the norms of environment, gender, and class within society
31 Jul 2018
Iwas at a function recently where an aunt left me with a two year old and the words, “Don’t worry, she’s not like other babies.”
25 Jul 2018
Since it broke, the news of the 11-year-old child with a hearing disability who was sexually abused by twenty men at her apartment complex in Chennai over the past few months has taken the city by sto
19 Jul 2018
For a person who prides herself on growing up watching KTV, not HBO or Star Movies, I must admit that I know very little of Tamil cinema from the black and white era.
10 Jul 2018
My college friend appears regularly on TV and hosts a couple of popular reality shows.
19 Jun 2018
I start with two premises: 1. That you’re aware of the Rajinikanth film which released a few days ago. 2.
12 Jun 2018
A friend and her partner were on their way back home from a late evening movie.
05 Jun 2018
The Union Sports Ministry’s #humfittoindiafit campaign brought to my mind city stand-up comic Balakumaran’s piece on Central government PSAs poorly dubbed in regional languages as an afterthought, to
29 May 2018
The #Metoo movement is an international campaign against sexual harassment and assault that became popular in October last year after revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinst
23 May 2018
Two years ago a German national alleged that she was drugged at a bar in the city.
08 May 2018
The Union Ministry of Health can be credited now with having one of the shortest-lived tweets in the history of twitter.
01 May 2018
The sun is making it obvious that summer is here; maybe I should say instead that social media is making it clear that this summer is all about CSK.
27 Mar 2018
Almost two years ago, artist Sarah Levy painted a portrait of US President Donald Trump with her menstrual blood, using a tampon and a paintbrush.
21 Mar 2018
I have vague memories of ‘punishment’ — made to sit next to a person of another gender, teachers calling students in for ‘the talk’, or should I say threat, if they get wind of teenage relationships,
14 Mar 2018
Here we are at another March and another Women’s Day. In the 24 hours that we will be bombarded with things to buy to ‘celebrate’ women on March 8, which is recognised as the International Women’s day, I plead for the following:
06 Mar 2018
I don’t want to waste valuable space reiterating social commentator Piyali Ganguly’s note that has been doing the rounds since veteran actor Sridevi’s demise.
27 Feb 2018
If there were to be a nomination for ‘The Week of Mansplaining’, I would choose the past week, hands down.
13 Feb 2018
I bit the dust and watched Padmaavat last night.
06 Feb 2018
Three years ago, Deepika Padukone’s My Choice video produced for Vogue opened up the Pandora’s box of ‘choice’.
30 Jan 2018
Sexual Harassment is now the mother of all topics. Its a good thing and not so good.
23 Jan 2018