The perils of being a woman in India
Growing in a country of Rani Lakshamibai and Jodhabai, I always thought being a woman was a blessing to me. Our parents raised us inducing and inculcating the feeling of being a strong, mentally independent and a bold woman who would fight back for her rights. But as I grew older, the truth came dawning on me. I and almost every woman around me thought that she can handle any situation come what may. But reality today remains different. Somewhere in our hearts and minds, all of us feel more »
Marriage is a business transaction in India
It's really strange but marriage should be the meeting of two people who promise to love each other no matter what. Instead in India, that's the last thing on anyone's minds when a marriage proposal comes for a girl or a boy. Marriage in India more »
Hey! Non-smoker Leave Us the Hell Alone!
Every time I go to watch a movie at the nearest mall, even before the film starts i'm welcomed by some crudely cut montages of people talking about how smoking is injurious to health, with a suicidal voice over claiming smokers are sure to die of some deserved cancer of the lungs. I don't think so! I think smokers in this country of sanctimonious idiots are more likely to die as result of social ostracization. Every where you go if you're caught smoking, noses crinkle and stares more »
Where are the real dogs?
I find it ironic that dogs of all categories can be found on the streets. Especially if you’re a girl living in a city like Delhi, you’ll find them sidling up to you at every possible place. They can be found doing their mating rituals at most pubs and clubs. They’ll be dressed in the latest Armani and Gucci loafers, of all kinds of pedigree right from Roadside Romeos to the shiny coats. They’ll be barking to get your attention. Some bark and some even bite. And all of them walk on two l more »
Is Delhi most backward city?
A study has claimed that Delhi has the smallest percentage of working women as compared to cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai. Delhi's patriarchal attitude is being blamed for women not working in offices. Most seems to think that a woman's place i more »