The Tanishq ad controversy – what we’re actually saying

The recent Tanishq ad controversy in India has the social media hustling with all kinds of opinions related to the old Hindu-Muslim debate in the country. While we’ve had more than enough of ‘intellectual’ takes on secularism and social harmony, there’s just one simple point that Hindus who opposed the ad are trying to put... Continue Reading →

XOXO, Gossip Girl

There’s a very firm and sometimes unproductive pattern in my addiction to Netflix – I always have to end what I begin. No matter how worthless of my time a movie or series might seem, I put in effort to end it and same applies to books as well. For some reason, I don’t believe... Continue Reading →

Patterns of outrage against rape

Rape is a disgusting, blotting reality on humanity that actually has neither an appropriate punishment nor retribution. If a human being cannot sympathize with the horrors of the moments that a girl undergoes while she is raped, he or them are incapable of any form of compassion and no punishment can change that. Which is... Continue Reading →

Indian Cinema and the Academy Awards

One of my students asked me to discuss this topic in class, and I assume it came from the then relevant Bollywood controversy centring the ace music director AR Rahman. The loved musician, commonly known for his dignified and calm demeanour, ended up tweeting against the Bollywood lobby that has been trying to defame him,... Continue Reading →

Breaking down heartbreaks

A lot of heartbreaks account to one thing if the whole experience is broken down – mental projections of the person who apparently broke our heart. Most times, objective understanding of a situation reveals that the person in question was never deserving of the pedestal we placed them upon. Neither did they equivocally ask for... Continue Reading →

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