Anuja Chandramouli

Dark deeds and damaged lives

A pastor loved by his parishoners and exonerated for being ‘drenched-in-the-milk-of-human-kindness’,
Pius Philipose has many shades of grey and black as revealed by his wife.

07 Dec 2019

Cleaning up #MeToo mess

Formerly taboo topics pertaining to sex, sexuality, consent, appropriate behaviour, hostile work environment, abuse of power are being openly discussed.

07 Dec 2019

Freedom of expression and its real foe

There are too many painful examples of journalists, activists, writers, artists and outspoken people being muzzled, sued, harassed or killed outright.

16 Nov 2019

'Girl in White Cotton' book review: Hateful ode to mommy dearest

Avni Doshi’s Girl in White Cotton is a delicate, yet powerfully rendered sketch of a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship and an evocative read.

02 Nov 2019

A woman's point of view: Three authors interpret feminism

Three authors interpret feminism—from how different a life would Sita had led to a non-fiction and Calcutta during World War II.

27 Oct 2019

The right and righteous way to celebrate Diwali

Since ancient times, Diwali has been celebrated with ritual oil baths, the consumption of delicious sweets and savouries.

26 Oct 2019

Why fear apocalypse?

None of us can possibly know what tomorrow holds. What we do know is that we are living in a golden age of prosperity and scientific advances.

05 Oct 2019

The pressure to become parents and its perils

Advances in science and technology have made so much possible; but just because we can do something, doesn’t mean we should.

15 Sep 2019

Book review | Lisa Taddeo’s 'Three Women': A searing study on sex and shame

It’s a long, hard look at naked desire by inhabiting the bodies and souls of three white, mostly straight and relatively privileged American women.

14 Sep 2019

Post I-Day depression

The Head of the Nation also talked about the Triple Talaq Bill, insisting that his Muslim sisters were also deserving of justice and this evil had to be eradicated.

24 Aug 2019

Ugly Indians

We don’t bother with paying decent wages to the maid, tipping the waiter, waiting for our turn or even doing the barest minimum for those condemned to manually clean out sewage with no protection.

03 Aug 2019

The conundrum that is choice and confusion 

There is so much by way of choice today, it is hard to make a choice.

06 Jul 2019

'The Begum' review: Bold and the beautiful

The extraordinary life of Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan and how she selflessly worked towards the cause of Pakistan

21 Apr 2019