Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Image Shaming | #Guestpost by Sanch |

He’s a stud, she’s a slut! Picture this: a twenty-something single guy. Working in a job he enjoys. Paying bills. Living in a share house. Catching up with mates after work or on the weekends. Meeting girls either via Tinder or through his mates. He doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship. He… Read More [ #Opinion ] Image Shaming | #Guestpost by Sanch |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body Shaming | #Guestpost by Anonymous |

I grew up surrounded by love. Doted on by Dida and Dadu (my maternal grandparents), with Choto Mashi (younger maternal aunt), stitching clothes for my dolls; and the two of us eating chaat together in the evenings. Life was very, very good. Both Ma and Baba (my parents) were working, but I didn’t feel short-changed… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body Shaming | #Guestpost by Anonymous |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

The Call of the Wind that tugs at the heart strings! | #barathon |

” We were just sitting around the bonfire and enjoying the guys playing the guitar while some of us sang along. I don’t know when it happened, but suddenly I was aware of my hand touching hers and she didn’t pull hers away. When I looked at her, she too held my gaze and then… Read More The Call of the Wind that tugs at the heart strings! | #barathon |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

Suns and Lovers – Of Husbands who love to stray, On single women they love to prey! | #Barathon |

As a single girl who just started living on her own in a metropolis like Delhi, it wont be at all wrong to assume that I was one of those totally consumed with the single woman life version of the popular sitcom Sex and the City. There! I said it. It’s another matter that the… Read More Suns and Lovers – Of Husbands who love to stray, On single women they love to prey! | #Barathon |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming | #Guestpost by Unhotelier Manish Sinha |

Body Shaming Growing up in a patriarchal, conservative family, one never realised that at the receiving end of our friendly banter around body types – the moti, kaali, chhoti labels was a real person. Thankfully with the education one received and the maturity and perspective one gathered; most of us were able to see the… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming | #Guestpost by Unhotelier Manish Sinha |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

Lord of the Files snips my work wings | #barathon |

When I wanted to flex my career wings and step out of the homely cocoon to find work in a metropolis like New Delhi, I faced vociferous objections from the parental authorities. “It’s unsafe for women!” “Men prey on a women’s vulnerabilities and coerce them to do things.” “Marriage and kids is a safer/better thing.… Read More Lord of the Files snips my work wings | #barathon |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

War and Pieces – A woman who asks for a divorce is branded worse than a slut | #Barathon |

If you think a bad marriage is akin to a war; wait till you make the decision to get a divorce – all hell breaks loose in every sense of the word from all quarters of your life – parents, siblings, cousins, friends, colleagues, neighbours…….. You name it and they all have an opinion on… Read More War and Pieces – A woman who asks for a divorce is branded worse than a slut | #Barathon |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming |#GuestPost by Artist Shubhra Chaturvedi|

As a country we are so prejudiced.  We love stereo types and we will go at any length to justify the same. Out of box, anything different from the mass is not acceptable. Especially when it comes to how we look. So a man need to be tall and well-built, well-groomed and   a woman needs… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming |#GuestPost by Artist Shubhra Chaturvedi|

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

Of Ice and Men – Branding women as Frigid or a Tease | #BarAThon |

Act 1 / Scene 1 ” This hot pink one is going to knock his socks off, guaranteed!” coaxed my shopping companion. “I don’t know… isn’t it like too see-through? I don’t want him to get the wrong idea. After all its my first date after the breakup and I know I am not ready… Read More Of Ice and Men – Branding women as Frigid or a Tease | #BarAThon |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

The Life of Pie – Single by choice | #BarAThon |

“You are so lucky, you can get up and take a holiday whenever you want or catch a movie at whim or just step out for coffee at a short notice – perks of being a single girl!!! You really don’t know how good you have it.” Nodding heads around the coffee table from other… Read More The Life of Pie – Single by choice | #BarAThon |