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Why you Should Never Put anyone on a Pedestal ?

Because it can cost you your soul First published here. It’s been two years since that night in Kolkata where I couldn’t sleep because of the incessant crying. The pain was too much to bear and I couldn’t even scream. I wasn’t in my home, I was in a guest house and I bore the… Continue reading Why you Should Never Put anyone on a Pedestal ?

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Rebuilding Despite Partiality and Neglect – Fani and Hypocrisy Went Together

The cover story of The Infinity Youth Mag June 2019 It’s been close to a month since Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha. Though now we have found other important things to discuss about, thanks to the election results, it is impossible to let the devastation slip out of our minds. Primarily because it arrived… Continue reading Rebuilding Despite Partiality and Neglect – Fani and Hypocrisy Went Together

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A Year Later…..Opening the Yaadon Ka Meetha Box

“Yaadein mithai ke dabbe ki tarah hoti hain. Ek bar khuli toh kewal ek tukda nahi kha paoge.” It’s been a year since I sat with anxiety, developing a cold feet over the impending trip I had with a bunch of grown-up strangers to a far-off land. A month’s preparation gave way to anxiety and… Continue reading A Year Later…..Opening the Yaadon Ka Meetha Box

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My friend here shares some exquisite words. Check it out.

Inkward bound

People believe in a lot of things. Things that give them happiness, that let them sleep in peace, succeed in life and move on. People have a lot of faiths. That are stronger than bloodlines. That have led to bloodbaths.

For Rune, faith was always subjective. She was always scared in putting her beliefs in abstract entities. After all, how could an invisible being surrounded by celestial bodies, light years away from her make sure that her pre-boards wouldn’t get fucked? Hence she started resorting to a different kind of faith. One her mother did not understand.

Maa understood it a little bit when she flew to London to study literature. She then understood it a little more when she took up a job as an Assistant Editor. Rune had never understood any other kind of faith. When she scribbled in her black Moleskin and a particularly dazzling paragraph delighted…

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Confessions of a Non-Traveler, as per Popular Opinion

Hear it from someone not out on the roads everyday!   “How’s the hangover of the trip?” I can’t possibly give a fitting answer to that question yet. When I was asked to share my experiences of the trip, I did mention that my brain is finding it hard to register what happened because I’m… Continue reading Confessions of a Non-Traveler, as per Popular Opinion

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How informed are we about Sex and Contraception? Not much!

First published here. Even educated professional women could be quite ignorant about the basic facts of sex and how to take precautions before, during and after sex. Sex education is the answer. I remember how my colleagues reacted with utter disbelief when I told them the story of a 14-year-old I saw on a TV… Continue reading How informed are we about Sex and Contraception? Not much!

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My Liberation from my Past: One Moment of Pure Submission to the Present

First published here. “And in that moment of complete submission, I was free, liberated.” I had heard or read this line countless times, always wondering what it really meant! How can one ever attain liberation in submissiveness, in giving in? I had been a submissive person and it landed me in problems. Submissiveness leads to… Continue reading My Liberation from my Past: One Moment of Pure Submission to the Present

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Aziz Ansari and the Art of Respectful Communication in Relationships

First published on Women's Web. Communication is a two-way street. It does not depend on gender or race or even class. Different settings require you to communicate in different ways. And non-verbal communication has always been a part of communicational strategy; all of us have been taught that in schools. I’m surprised to see that… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and the Art of Respectful Communication in Relationships