Of assumptions & autonomy

Instead of just dealing with the particular intricacies of the case, the bench felt it fit to opine on Indian women’s desires and personalities at large.

02 Sep 2021

The echoes of evil

Sometimes, the heart is so weary that the hand can barely bring itself to click on a newslink. I feel this hopelessness often these days.

06 Aug 2021

Keeping up with the Guptas

The series stars actor Neena Gupta and her daughter, designer Masaba Gupta, playing themselves, referencing their lives’ events within the framework of fiction.

06 Aug 2021

To take a trip back to the Bronze Age

I wanted to encounter my gods as objects of beauty, and not as objects of praise.

06 Aug 2021

A depiction of dance and desires

If you don’t already know it, you’ll just have to go look up what the acronym “WAP” stands for, in the new hit song that carries that title.

06 Aug 2021

Beyond black and white

At first, the monochromatic photos of women who frequently share their visages filled my phone’s screen — familiar and familiarly attractive.

06 Aug 2021

Why we must reject religious fundamentalism

This week, an anonymously- created, open-source website called S*lli Deals named for a slur against Muslims went live.

08 Jul 2021

Sex and the superhero

In today’s television streaming universe, to have a pearlclut ching response t o pleasuring the oyster is downright archaic.

25 Jun 2021

Seeking context in the emoji lexicon

Subsequently, misogynist groups began to trace people and organisations that had used the symbol to boycott, pressure into unemployment, and more.

19 Jun 2021

Finding enlightenment while mourning

Kisa Gotami ran, carrying the corpse of her child to where the Buddha sat, observing the vagaries of the ever-moving world.

10 Jun 2021

'Next time, cast your vote well': A grieving daughter's request

Ask your conscience whether a government that believes in God or Goodness, orthodox or otherwise, would have allowed for all this to happen.

06 Jun 2021

What does justice mean?

This confession did not suffice; over seven years later, a “fast-track” court has just acquitted him.

27 May 2021

Life lessons from solitude

We are a long way away from societies in which meaningful support and adequate resources are built into the foundational infrastructure, and loneliness is intangible.

20 Apr 2021

Life lessons from solitude

We are a long way away from societies in which meaningful support and adequate resources are built into the foundational infrastructure, and loneliness is an intangible.

17 Apr 2021

Living a moral life with protocols

For weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Chennai that were added to the tally each day plateaued around the 150 mark.

08 Apr 2021