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Month: December 2017

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Behind The Mask Of Sankaars: How The Internet Has Been Toxic To Women In 2017

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The internet is a revolution that has given birth to various new ways of communication. It has changed the entire face of expressing, sharing and reacting to anything. It has given birth to citizen journalism and  has given a voice […]

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‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’: A Film About Cleaning India And Its Mindset

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The decision to write this piece may seem orchestrated because of the recent Bill Gates news (if you don’t know, Bill gates appreciated the movie on Twitter). However, it’s not. I was meaning to write this piece since last week when I […]

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Bihar Is Much More Than The ‘Lollipop Laagelu’ Song

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Once upon a time, the Bhojpuri folklore had a dignified place in the vibrant cultural landscape of India. The likes of Padmashri Sharda Sinha and Manoj Bhavuk have contributed towards enriching this folklore in the past. Sadly, today where even […]

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A Thank You Note for Jr. B, Swara Bhasker, Neetu Chandra and YKA

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Hi Peeps, I know I have been away from this space for sometime but now I am back. Well, this write up is actually a thank you note to celebs who were kind to me and my writing! Here we […]

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Rajasthan Murder: Is Religion Becoming The New Shield For Hate Crime?

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What is happening to us? Where are we going as a nation? When did religion become the most ‘legitimate’ reason to slaughter people? Which God teaches us to kill people because we think it is right? In the name of […]

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From Anaarkali To Sulu: 2017 Was The Year Of Strong, Fearless Women In Bollywood

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The dark clouds of patriarchy have shadowed the Indian culture for centuries. It has taken a considerable amount of struggle to get rid of evil practices like sati and purdah; and it will probably take a considerable amount of struggle to get rid […]

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Thank You, Swara Bhaskar For ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’

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It is 2:23 am in Singapore. I have just switched off the TV and sat down to write this article because I could not wait until the morning. Swara Bhaskar – I am proud, grateful and in awe. I just […]

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Find Out What Jr. B Taught Me In Person and Online!

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The lives of celebrities are not easy. Fame, money and attention come at the cost of privacy and public scrutiny. People often think that star kids have it easy in the industry (the ‘nepotism’ debate is never-ending). Yes, it is […]

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As A Hindu Brahmin, I’m Offended By The Delisting Of Taj Mahal As A Heritage Site

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If you google India and go on images, pictures of Taj Mahal pop up on the very first page. Back in 1983, this ivory artefact was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007, it was declaredone of the 7 Wonders of […]

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How The Right Kind Of Support Helped Me Deal With An Abusive Cab Driver

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Note: This story was originally published by me on Youth Ki Awaaz. With Independence Day celebrations going on all over the country, we are reading a lot of positive reports published by the government and the media.  India has indeed […]

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‘Stop Treating Us As Mere Eye Candies’: A Working Woman Speaks Out

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Life is not easy if you are born as a girl in India. According to a study published in Lancet in 2006, ten million girl fetuses could have been illegally aborted in India in the prior two decades. So if you are […]

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The Agony Of End Terms And How To Deal With It

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Examinations are not easy and neither is the entire process of dealing with the stress that accompanies it. Having taken what seems like over a million examinations myself, I can totally attest to this fact. I am a “CBSE product” […]

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