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Two men have become the first in the UK to have a gay Muslimwedding, it has been reported. Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in Walsall on 22 June wearing traditional Islamic dres...
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I have been back in India for three months now and, on many occasions, I began to write my blog #lemonjuicetoourcolonialhangover but then could not bring myself to proceed. Anyone who knows me knows t...
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When ganja fell in love with mahua.
The devastations and the delights.
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Just because I am married now, should I stop loving two of them
Depression sucks. If you've ever experienced it, briefly or for a long period of time, you know this to be true. Similarly, if you've seen your partner or someone you love experience it, you know how...
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February is celebrated as the month of love, but when society speaks about love, it is almost always about heterosexual love. From movies to books, most celebrated love stories are between a man and a...
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Hum honge kaamyaab, ek din.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the rants on social media have already begun surfacing. Since the day has begun to be celebrated in India, there have been opinions galore and controvers...
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I came so close to ending my life, but thoughts of you kept me going.
It's time the world understood it's not a 'curse'.
A Bengali woman meets a Punjabi mirchi in a swanky residential complex of Gurgaon. Mrinalini can't tolerate the boisterous Punjabi dragon. The only problem is, they become friends. How long will this...
Even if you're just an idea, I want to believe in it.
A word often heard and endlessly used these days in context with Donald Trump's election of his new cabinet is "loyalty." It comes up in almost every current news and media reporting in the context of...
I started this weekend with a morning dose of "unrequited love" via a recently released Hindi flick. Keeping aside my not-so-favourable opinion on the quality of the movie, it made me reflect on how m...
Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asking for people to be more compassionate toward animals. Ricard has spent 10 years discussing the habits of happiness amongst people through TEDTalks and bes...
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A baby changes your life... Lots of people told me this would happen when I was pregnant. "Enjoy your pregnancy," they'd warn, "having a baby changes everything." I would nod politely, but I didn't qu...
This indie, which has received several positive reviews on the film festival circuit, is a drama on the complex relationship between three men.
It needed much coaxing, cajoling and finally outright threats—of the "no single malt and no kebabs" variety—to get my father to agree to a cardiac check-up at AIIMS (All India Institute of...
Amidst all the chaos of Tinder and when everyone seems to losing hope in the happily-ever-after (just look at Brad and Angelina... we thought they were the real thing), here I am in New York, still cl...
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I have inherited a lot of my father's traits, both physically and emotionally. I have inherited his sense of guilt, fear and worthlessness; he has left me his legacy of depression. For the longest time, I couldn't imagine what my father must have gone through when he took the final step. But in a terrifying way these days, I somehow can. Earlier I judged him for taking his own life. Now I both sympathize and empathize. And that is scary. Yet, I fight…
Cynics, keep that romantic idealism intact.
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Somewhere deep down, everyone is an adarsh kid.
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It's been weeks since Tinder released its 'sanskaari' ad. Our lot has survived Tinder's attempts to repair its hymen before the doli leaves the verandah. As the (self-appointed) chronicler of the lov...
Don't go on pretending and laughing while your heart is crying. Don't smile if your eyes are full of tears. Don't be inauthentic, because by being inauthentic you are simply protecting your wounds from being healed. Your whole being will become rotten.