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
The New Woman who had been hiding inside the Old Woman for centuries is now out and about.
05 Mar 2022
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
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
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
Always alert to the reality of displacement, Quraishi picks up the traumatised and narrates their tales with empathy.
06 Nov 2021
The Anupama Chandran case in Kerala, which has run like a whodunnit on primetime television, unpicked many a social seam.
30 Oct 2021
Once while travelling in a plane, bus or bullock cart, I saw a man fast asleep in a seated position.
26 Sep 2021
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
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 power. This is the real money in the bank. It is low-cal and non-fattening. And nothing is too sacred.
16 Jun 2018