Kalki Koechlin

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Two Rotis And A Penis: The Poisonous Truth About Kitchen Sexism

A few days ago I came across a picture on Facebook that compared rotis made by wives who had an arranged marriage versus those who had a love marriage. The arranged marriage wife's roti had the desired plumpness and looked quite delicious. It looked like something that comes out of my mom's kitchen. The love marriage roti, on the other hand, looked far from edible; burnt and flat. It was nothing like what most Indian men would expect when they sit down to dinner.
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A Message For Youth India

I like this new India. This Youth India. That fights for its rights. That doesn't let the ghosts of past traditions dictate its worldview. This Independence Day I wanted to give this Youth India some credit for growing all by itself. And if there is any wisdom to impart to it at my ripe old age of barely 31, then kids, listen up, this is for you.