Take out crackers, noise and air pollution, and celebrate the festival of lights in the way it was always meant to be.
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.
16/09/2017 10:19 AM IST
Before they surrender their souls to you, ensure they leave their brains outside your gated complex…
29/08/2017 9:02 AM IST
How about holidays for PMS too?
19/07/2017 9:19 AM IST
I avoid socialising with women who cannot talk beyond their kids. No, it has nothing to do with them making me feel like a useless mom. Or, like an alien unaware what subjects her daughter is appearin...
12/05/2017 9:12 AM IST
It’s a home within home.
26/04/2017 11:11 AM IST
Senorita, bade bade companies mein aisi chhoti chhoti batein hoti rehti hai.
20/03/2017 10:43 AM IST
The beauty business capitalises on our insecurities because we let them.
07/03/2017 12:06 PM IST
Girls, ready for some hard-core pounding and grunting in public?
19/02/2017 6:38 PM IST
Sorry, Aarti and Amit. It's time to give way to Kaira and Raisha and Wrohit.
28/01/2017 12:26 PM IST
A letter from a short skirt to the upholders of women's morality.
14/01/2017 11:07 AM IST
Till a fortnight ago, my life was as directionless and meaningless as Rahul Gandhi's speeches. I was appalled by the lack of purpose in my life and couldn't stop berating myself for not doing enough t...
24/11/2016 2:50 PM IST
Dear kids (anyone younger than me qualifies), did you know when we were growing up, the only forwards we got on Diwali were Milton jugs and casseroles? If we prayed hard enough, the set of six melamin...
06/11/2016 10:12 AM IST
It's that time of the "yaar" again when sweaty Bengalis converge under makeshift tents and try to clog their arteries with cholesterol from Moglai porotas, kobirajis, cutlets and bhaja bhuji fried in...
17/10/2016 7:26 PM IST
It's complicated – the relationship between Bharat-Bhushan and Pak Begum. It's been over 67 years since the break-up, yet Begum Pee continues to behave like a jilted ex. Guess, she never forgave...
25/09/2016 10:03 AM IST
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
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
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
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
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
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