Indian Matchmaking: Oh no, did we forget something? Oh yes, growing up!

As a part of my job, that is writing, I imagine a lot. Today, I would like you to imagine- life of a kid, not very old, about 5-7 years only. What do they do? Well, they just exist. Everything else is done by their parents. From making sure they eat on time to take care of what they wear and also who they meet … Continue reading Indian Matchmaking: Oh no, did we forget something? Oh yes, growing up!

Bulbbul: Narrating Indian misogyny through an old folklore

SPOILER ALERT!! For some reason, while writing this one, I am reminded of a dialogue from the Hindi movie Tanu Weds Manu: “Bhaiya, kya hai na, jo aadmi hota hai wo marne ke baad bhoot banta hai lekin jo aurat hoti hai wo chudail ki chudail hi rahti hai.” (A man turns into a ghost after death but a woman is always a witch, dead … Continue reading Bulbbul: Narrating Indian misogyny through an old folklore

Why I think Indian women are the most vulnerable to mental health issues?

Can love exist without respect? This is a question that I always find myself pondering upon. I come from a place where love was found in abundance. Whether it’s my own family, my friend circle, or neighborhood, there was no dearth of well-wishers. I never had to face any discrimination based on my gender or so I thought. For a long time, I thought gender … Continue reading Why I think Indian women are the most vulnerable to mental health issues?

Dear misogynists! I wish you a world free of women

Hi, No salutations here because I don’t know whether I feel angry or sorry or disgusted. Let’s admit it we don’t see each other eye to eye. But honestly, sometimes I don’t even know which side I am. Ever since I have known my anxiety and depression, I have realized and acknowledged your presence. Earlier, I thought it’s a few people but now I know, … Continue reading Dear misogynists! I wish you a world free of women

Menstrual Leave Would Not Solve The Problem Until We Become Feminists

India is one of the few countries that offers 6 months of paid maternity leave and we are also contemplating on mandating menstrual leave. Wow! We are such a progressive nation. But wait, what’s the percentage of women participating in labor force in the country? A dismal 23%! What are we doing so wrong? I know the title would irk both the sides but before … Continue reading Menstrual Leave Would Not Solve The Problem Until We Become Feminists

There’s a bit of patriarchy in everything we experience

Why men despise everything labeled for female usage but it’s perfectly normal or sometimes aspirational for women to use products/services termed as male/ ”unisex”? And the irony is that this mentality is passed down as women empowerment. Unisex jeans Anyone? A few months ago, I visited some of the popular jeans brands. Despite being located in one of the most frequented areas of Bangalore, none … Continue reading There’s a bit of patriarchy in everything we experience