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?
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
"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
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
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
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
When I attained puberty at age thirteen, I was isolated to a room for eleven days. Other parts of the house were off limits and I was to eat only from a silver plate. To increase my blood flow, I was given a sesame filled sweet. The coming of age tradition has good components. A … Continue reading I have My Period, There, I Said It