My exes are now all married. Am I supposed to feel something?

I got a phone call from an ex yesterday. He happened to be in my side of town (after three years, quite surprisingly). He told me he got married in a rush (two years ago) to his next-door neighbour. I congratulated him and asked him which of our common friends he was still in touch … Continue reading My exes are now all married. Am I supposed to feel something?

The reality of the dairy industry and its cows

India is moving towards intensive factory farming practices, in which animals are treated like inanimate machines. A cow contentedly chewing her cud may look as though she does not have a care in the world, but there is a lot going on behind those big brown eyes. Traditionally, cows raised for milk roamed free and were milked … Continue reading The reality of the dairy industry and its cows

Calling out environmental racism

The idea of environmental racism is controversial. Even in the age of climate change, many people still view the environment mostly as a set of forces of nature. Among the injustices faced by racial and ethnic minority communities, one aspect that is frequently overlooked is the effect of discrimination on the environment that the community … Continue reading Calling out environmental racism

Greenwashing: How the tourism industry is taking you for a ride

Greenwashing looms ominously over travel and tourism. The rise in awareness around green issues such as global warming, declining biodiversity and overpopulation has led to more and more businesses keen to publicise their green credentials, even though they don’t have any! The dictionary defines greenwashing as “disinformation that is disseminated by an organization so as to … Continue reading Greenwashing: How the tourism industry is taking you for a ride

Dating an impotent man for 7 years

For those of you who think impotence is a man's problem, consider the woman's perspective. She starts off feeling unattractive because she can't do something as simple as turning her man on. The fragile male ego does not help as her partner tries to emotionally blackmail her into staying in the relationship. It takes years … Continue reading Dating an impotent man for 7 years

Why is Homeopathy so controversial?

It comes as no surprise that many strong advocates of conventional medicine have a somewhat disdainful regard for homeopathy. Conventional medicine basically assumes that there is something ‘wrong’ with the patient and treat, inhibit or suppress illness symptoms by using biochemical intervention. Homeopaths on the other hand focus on promoting natural healing abilities, regarding the … Continue reading Why is Homeopathy so controversial?

The dark truths of slum redevelopment

Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film Kaala in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, exposes the darkness of slum redevelopment sweeping the country. Set in Dharavi — Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai — the film cheerfully exposes the anguish of the “urban-poor” migrants living in the slums of the city. It is their struggle against the land grabbers who … Continue reading The dark truths of slum redevelopment

Today is important for women. Here’s why

It is Women’s Equality Day today. One of the most profound social transformations of the past century is the deep and broad shifts in the status of women, and more importantly, in the worldwide acceptance of the notion of women’s rights and gender equality as desirable goals. This incredible shift has occurred not by accident but by … Continue reading Today is important for women. Here’s why

Flex Friday: Hire a woman to whip you into shape

This post isn't meant only for the ladies. In fact, scroll below and you will notice I have written this from the perspective  of a guy and a girl. Women are often intimidated by the prospect of exercising in a gym. Personally, I love the free weights area, but for most, it's a confusing space. … Continue reading Flex Friday: Hire a woman to whip you into shape

How Ranveer Singh is cashing in on hipsters

Cringe a) Bend one's head and body in fear or apprehension or in a servile manner. b) What I do every time Ranveer Singh is praised for acting/ fashion sense/ jokery/ off-screen antics. I know I am going to draw a lot of flak for this post, and probably lose a few friends. After, everybody … Continue reading How Ranveer Singh is cashing in on hipsters