Shinie Antony

Good Luck with That!

I keep a messy house. Even when I have help, and even when I have just cleaned up the entire place inch by inch with my own two hands, everything is back to a jumble when I turn around.

02 Apr 2022

New Man Under Construction

The New Woman who had been hiding inside the Old Woman for centuries is now out and about. 

05 Mar 2022

Not Another Star Divorce!
 

With celebrity divorces being announced in bland, dull and opaque posts on social media, we, their audiences, can only clutch our hearts and gasp weakly for details. Where is the dirty linen?

05 Feb 2022

K R Meera's newest novel Qabar and its multiple genres

KR Meera’s writing is always difficult to define or tie down to one genre or theme. Her latest novella Qabar is no different.

22 Jan 2022

Single woman’s lot

India is just about making peace with its spinsters. Women who never marry are ‘stubborn’ and ‘over-educated’, poor things, but there is still hope.

04 Dec 2021

'What the hell and other stories' book review: Unquiet times

Always alert to the reality of displacement, Quraishi picks up the traumatised and narrates their tales with empathy.

06 Nov 2021

Baby lost and found

The Anupama Chandran case in Kerala, which has run like a whodunnit on primetime television, unpicked many a social seam.

30 Oct 2021

Lucky Indian men and everyday sexism

Once while travelling in a plane, bus or bullock cart, I saw a man fast asleep in a seated position.

26 Sep 2021

Elegy for Tom Cruise

Masculinity is pleasing when it comes to screen idols, no doubt, but if that is an actor’s only ammunition, he is auditioning solely to be eye candy or fantasy escort. 

18 Sep 2021

Equality begins at home

Fairy tale marriages are just that—a fairy tale. Most married people openly acknowledge the hard work put into a marriage.

11 May 2019

Gossip is the showstopper in the catwalk of life

Gossip is power. This is the real money in the bank. It is low-cal and non-fattening. And nothing is too sacred.

16 Jun 2018