Purba Ray

Writer

A teacher not so long ago, she took to writing on a whim after leaving her job. Has an opinion on nearly everything, fact or fiction, beginnings or ends, light or heavy, long or short.
DJ Wale Babu, Why Can I Hear Myself

DJ Wale Babu, Why Can I Hear Myself Think?

We Indians love noise as much as we love our cows and demonstrate our dogged devotion to both by driving others mad. Why, we are even ready to kill if someone refuses to share our fervour with the same passion.
11/09/2016 10:23 PM IST
Wrapped Or Unwrapped, Women Can Never Get It

Wrapped Or Unwrapped, Women Can Never Get It Righ

Whether it's a bikini or a burkini, we continue to be reduced to mere objects who carry the burden of expectations on their shoulders. We don't dress for ourselves but for others and the reactions our clothing may evoke in them.
28/08/2016 10:48 PM IST
OMG, Beta, You've Become Darker And

OMG, Beta, You've Become Darker And Uglier!

People often ask me where and how I got my sense of humour. Well, it's time to reveal it all. I developed it at a very young age as a defence tactic. I used it to counter hurt. When on a sunny lazy vacation afternoon an aunt told me that I'd get married only because I had beautiful feet, I told her I'd ask a burqa to adopt me and make sure the world wouldn't have to see the rest of me.
08/08/2016 10:34 AM IST
Can The Gau Rakshaks Save Us From Gurujams And

Can The Gau Rakshaks Save Us From Gurujams And Potholes?

It is for a reason that Gurgaon was renamed as Gurugram. We are moonwalking back to our rural roots. Potholes are lovingly nurtured on streets so that they can turn into ponds during the monsoons. Roads have not been repaired for years so that they resemble the dirt tracks of in Guru Dronacharya's gram. Residents are often left fumbling in the dark, just like in olden times. If rumours are to be believed, the city will soon have Mercedes Bhains showrooms…
04/08/2016 6:33 PM IST
‘Hello Beautiful, I'm Really Into Hairy Armpits. Wanna

‘Hello Beautiful, I'm Really Into Hairy Armpits. Wanna Discuss?'

Every time my husband acts difficult, I show him my carefully curated list of enthusiastic lovers from Nicaragua, Kyrgyzstan, Burkina Faso and New York, serenading me with bad grammar and dishonourable intentions. "See, how many amazing options I have!" I scream at the husband.
19/06/2016 9:08 AM IST