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What’s gendered about hair?


I have been very fortunate to have grown up in a household where no one has ever told me that they’d have preferred a boy over me. But, the world is not as nice, not always. I remember many people, relatives and otherwise, telling me how my parents would grossly suffer because my sister and… Continue reading What’s gendered about hair?

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Of radios, morning walks and stories – how I choose to remember Dadu


I can picture my paternal grandfather – or Dadu – as I called him, without even bothering to close my eyes. I can see him lounging, a head full of grey hair wearing a simple white dhoti with a green or brown or blue border, and an equally white kurta, with his poite peeping despite… Continue reading Of radios, morning walks and stories – how I choose to remember Dadu

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Mission to civilize : Feminism


Every time I watch The Newsroom (which is a lot) and I hear Will McAvoy passionately declare his “mission to civilize”, my heart resonates. Every damn time. After all, don’t I pompously position myself at a higher moral ground than the yelling, biting, scratching and bitching crowd I am surrounded with? Over the last few years,… Continue reading Mission to civilize : Feminism