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 You are outdated and ineffective, and you…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…

BLEED WITH PRIDE

When I was 10 years old, my best friend got her period. A few weeks later my class teacher spoke to us about puberty giving us a very basic introduction to menstruation and how periods work. A year later my mom sat me down and spoke to me about periods again, explaining to me that…

17 THINGS I LEARNT AT 17.

DISCLAIMER- This is going to be preachy (kind of my specialty) and positive, so if you think a 17 year old shouldn’t be giving you life advice, then don’t read? Trust your gut. It’s very hard to follow your instincts when people offer logical arguments as to why you shouldn’t, but at the end of…

MY FAVOURITE F WORD

SPOILER – It’s not food. This article is long overdue and it’s very surprising that I haven’t written anything on this topic until now because anyone who knows me will tell you I am exceptionally passionate about it. If you haven’t caught on yet, the word I’m referring to is “feminism” and I have a…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FASTEST FRIEND I EVER MADE

Jenny from the block, Hey wassup hello. It’s very rare that you meet someone who you instantly click with, no effort required. Friendships that get formed before you even know the person properly because it feels like you’ve already known them your whole life. I love us because we had zero boundaries from the start,…