Can We Take a Break?

Regarding the outbreak of news stories on sexual assaults in Hollywood, Aziz Ansari’s story has garnered the most attention in the last week. After reading the original article that appeared on babe.net. The reactions to the story have had more opposing views than supporting views. However, I am not interested in taking a side because … Continue reading Can We Take a Break?

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The Truth About Arranged Marriages

As a girl born and raised in India, the act of falling in love and the practice of it was made out to be foreign; a ritual exclusive to distant lands. Romantic love remained unfamiliar in my life, though common in the lives of others. I did not seek romantic love nor did it seek … Continue reading The Truth About Arranged Marriages

Shhh…It’s About A Woman’s Freedom

  "What are you so afraid of?" (W.R.T. women's freedom), asks a woman from the film, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. A friend stated that she disliked the movie as it portrayed women wanting nothing more than to satisfy their sexual needs. Although the plot generously made use of sex as a recurrent theme, in my opinion, it worked … Continue reading Shhh…It’s About A Woman’s Freedom

Eyebrows

The Wikipedia page for “Eyebrow” defines the term as “an area of thick, delicate hairs above the eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges of some mammals. Their main function is hypothesized to prevent sweat, water, and other debris from falling down into the eye socket, but they are also important … Continue reading Eyebrows

Happy Consumer

  The Maggi Debacle The brand, Maggi originated in Switzerland and was acquired by Nestle. Maggi instant noodles are popular in India, Malaysia and Pakistan. The lab tests conducted on Maggi instant noodles showed that the monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead content in the instant noodles were beyond the permissible limit. In 2015, the Food … Continue reading Happy Consumer

Reading Anne of Green Gables

Pre-Teen Reading Do you know what pre-teen girls want? The point of time where they are not too young to play silly games, yet, not too old to be responsible either. As an eleven/twelve-year-old, I never experienced reading as an act of joy. Lack of access to good books and by simply not having anyone … Continue reading Reading Anne of Green Gables

Bad Service

A road with potholes, wires from an electric pole hanging loose, cows crossing busy roads, lack of sidewalks, lack of civic sense, spitting on the roads, open defecation, manual scavenging, regularly making roads unusable while accessing bore well water, people jay walking, the pathetic maintenance and unsystematic procedures followed in government offices — these are … Continue reading Bad Service