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 You are outdated and ineffective, and you…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…

TOWNIE AND PROUD

In the last month or so college has given me a lot-  friends, experiences, freedom and staggeringly delicious food. However there is one thing I really wasn’t expecting to get, and that is a reality check. If you’re a “townie” like me, chances are you’ve experienced this at some point (or will soon enough). So,…

LET’S GET ONE THING ‘STRAIGHT’

So a few weeks ago the hashtag “HeterosexualPrideDay” was trending on twitter, and despite the fact that many people recognized how ludicrous the whole idea is, I still feel the need to address this issue, in case some people don’t. “heterosexual pride” or “straight pride” is a movement of sorts which began in the 90’s…