Yes, I will touch the pickle.

I recently shared a Vagabomb post in which men talked about buying sanitary pads. My intention was to create more informed conversation about this totally normal (though annoying) bodily function. The sad truth remains that not all young (and old) girls have the ability or the capacity to access affordable sanitary care and thus end up compromising…

POTUS vs. POTUS

I had tears streaming down my face as I read the speech I’d missed. I wanted to shout with the crowd – “4 more years!” Though Prez. Obama pointed out that it is time to accept Mr. Trump into the Oval office, the fact remains that he still may never make it into our hearts. What I’d…

Izzie Speaks: On why I want Trump for Prez

Enough has been said about the ongoing US presidential election. From writing off Donald Trump as “yeah right, sure.. Uh-uh, that’s funny” we have come to consider him as an eventuality. John Oliver went from ignoring him as a passing phase to dedicating multiple episodes to the ridiculousness of his candidacy. But this week, in the final days of the election,…

I have a bone to pick with Chetan Bhagat.

Five Point Someone came out in 2004 and we’ve been living in its aftermath for the past decade. I was all of 14 and mildly impressed. And all of my amusement / admiration was directed at the fact that the author was an IIT-IIM(A) alum. No more. Growing up, I was fed a regular supply of the fattest books…

Pratyusha Banerjee and the Media debacle

The Pratyusha Banerjee suicide has been all over the news in every form. The newspapers which usually save their first few pages for Flipkart’s massive advertisements decided to give a blow by blow account of what they surmised were the last few hours in the life of the TV actress. Was she troubled? Did she…

dear political parties, get some real agenda!

A week ago, I was visiting my grandmother when my eight year old nephew surprised me by saying something very odd in crude Konkani. Before I could wonder where he had picked up the language, my mother’s shock turned into uncontrollable laughter. “It is a line from that new Marathi serial,” she explained. While I…

Geele mitthi ki khushboo

A little over a year ago, I was in the south of France. I had been away from the coast for six months. Back when I lived in Hyderabad, I didn’t realize the extent of this geographical distance because I made monthly trips to Bombay. But the full realization dawned when I returned to Paris…

On Air : Winter Season Premiere

It is that time of the year when our beloved TV series are back after the mid-season hiatus. I have been a loyal Bones fan for a good part of the last decade. My reasons for unwavering patronage to the series are : less romantic bullshit and tons of cool science! But then again, I…