We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book, an essay to be precise, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a modified version of her TEDxEuston talk. An extremely rich in experience and full of small but significant anecdotes from her life this essay serves as a handbook of definition of feminism for all. She [Adichie] helps us … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Diary of Discrimination  —  An Artist’s Face-Off With Racism

Initial Education in Racism When ‘racism’ was taught to me first, I recall, I was in eighth grade, my teacher would emphasize how the colour ‘White’ was almost dictatorial, once upon a time — I want to tell her how grossly incorrect she is — and how badly it crushed the ‘Black’. It was not the definition which got stuck … Continue reading Diary of Discrimination  —  An Artist’s Face-Off With Racism

What Happens When “A City Happens in Love?”

A City Happens in Love

I know him as an anchor on Prime Time, NDTV (Indian News Channel); a journalist who voices his opinion freely, never observed to be biased, and is loved for his freewheeling thoughts often filling our living rooms while he discusses issues of public concerns very candidly. And, in a language understood by a majority - … Continue reading What Happens When “A City Happens in Love?”

The Porous Border of Gender in “Please Mind the Gap,” Or Anshuman: An Identity in Transition

An interesting border, if I may say so, of 'gender' is navigated in one of the most deftly made short-films exhibiting and highlighting the concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community - Please Mind the Gap.  And, our navigator is Anshuman, a transman.I happen to watch, Please Mind The Gap - a short film by Mitali Trivedi and Gagandeep … Continue reading The Porous Border of Gender in “Please Mind the Gap,” Or Anshuman: An Identity in Transition

Who Is Society Anyway?

"You've a license to love now!"Saying this, they rushed towards me.Overwhelmed with joy, they couldn't contain their happiness for me.I stayed calm.They're disappointed."Ye kaunsa pyaar hai?"(What kind of love is this?)I listened to them as well,who couldn't help but scream at me.I screamed back with 2x decible level.They're disappointed.At two different places,I have two different set … Continue reading Who Is Society Anyway?

Insomniac City — A Scintilla of Memories

On the 5th of May 2018, I visited Chapter 101 bookstore in Gurgaon; a fancy place, I heard about this bookstore during a book meet. The place indeed was lovely, it exuded warmth which you receive from an unknown known person/thing/place. Like always, I wanted to buy all the books. After realising that I have already … Continue reading Insomniac City — A Scintilla of Memories

Insomniac City: My Personal Favorite and His Boyfriend

Bill Hayes’ Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me is a tale, an autobiography, a portrait of New York and its citizen, a search for home – in a person or in a city; it may be one of them or all of them.It’s difficult to review such a rare book. It’s a potpourri of … Continue reading Insomniac City: My Personal Favorite and His Boyfriend

“Look for a Guy in White T-Shirt,” He Said

Disclaimer: You need to read till the very end to make something out of this blog entry, judging by reading the first two lines won't help you.A late night conversation on dating appLast Saturday, I was using the gay-dating app, the ever popular and instant gratification provider, Grindr. I was bone-tired but after a long … Continue reading “Look for a Guy in White T-Shirt,” He Said