If I could gift you these books, I would.

This is a list of books that if I could afford to, I would just distribute like free candy to everyone I meet. All of them stayed with me for a long time after I read them and now occupy a permanent place in my heart. Some challenged my worldview and opened my mind, while…

Good Film Hunting

According to a list I’ve been maintaining on the notes app of my phone- as of yesterday, I have watched two hundred and fifty films in the past 14 months. A vast majority were watched in 2020 after the first lockdown commenced, so in more ways than one, I have this pandemic to thank for…

Cleo and Me

The first time we left the kittens out in the hall at night, I prayed.  We had no choice but to make them sleep in a separate room, seeing as how they seemed to have taken a blood oath to ignore us in the day, and jump on our faces at night. As grateful as…

AN ODE TO 2019

I may not have achieved the most things this year or traveled the most or even been the most happy on average, but 2019 has been a year of growth. Of freedom, And of strength. It’s been a year of heartache and heartbreak, of loneliness, insecurity, restlessness and more confusion than I thought any human…

Story Time : The Whole College Debacle + Free Advice

Disclaimer – I know all the gyaan I am about to give is common knowledge (I’m self aware like that) but sometimes even the most basic advice can give you perspective, and this is me trying to do my bit. It’s also ridiculously long (sorry!) but bear with me and my last ditch attempt at…

I guess you’ll have to read the whole thing to find out

It’s taken me a ridiculously long time to write something, and trust me, it hasn’t been for lack of trying on my part. I remember being so excited when I started this blog, thinking it would be a safe space for me to share my thoughts and ideas and rant about whatever makes me passionate….

JUST DO YOU (LITERALLY)

If there was ever a fight to find pleasure in, it’s this one. Female masturbation. I won’t be surprised if you’re a little squirmish right now, because despite being fairly progressive (If I may say so myself) I’m a little uncomfortable too, and that is exactly how I know this conversation is very important. I…

DEAR BOLLYWOOD

  Representation is defined as, “The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way.” I’m here to tell you why it is probably the most effective tool we have as a society, to propagate change. In India, Bollywood movies are a huge and integral part of our culture. We watch more movies…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

(Or, as I like to call it, “The Inept Organization Responsible for the Trauma that is our Board Examinations”) Let’s put aside the personal anguish you’ve caused me, and the insurmountable amount of time and effort I’ve wasted on you, and dive directly into the bigger issue here. You are outdated and ineffective, and you…

Xavier’s.

18th July 2016 – 22nd December 2017 On the first day of college, I remember being awestruck by the architecture, intimidated by the size of the campus, unsure of whether I would fit in, and quite certain that I would never locate my classroom through the labyrinth of staircases. I was hesitant to order in…

DEAR WOMEN

I know you’re thinking- For how much longer can a person rant about the same thing? Can’t she write about anything else? Well, the long answer is “no.”   Dear women, It’s International Women’s Day 2018, and we need to talk.   Take it from someone who’s seen real and genuine girl love at its…

NO WRONG WAY TO HAVE A BODY

Hey You’re beautiful. Don’t believe me?   I don’t have trouble understanding why. Everyday we look in the mirror hoping and praying to change some aspect of our body. Maybe it’s an annoying pimple, or an extra roll of fat around your abdomen that you just can’t get rid of. Maybe your brows aren’t on fleek…