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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

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Media, women and censorship


This week has been amazing for the media. Hardik Patel, Jasleen Kaur, Indrani Mukherjea, all brought out topics hotter and juicer than the best steak possible. A few days ago, Anurag Kashyap put up a picture of himself with an eye-patch which was then taken up by various media organizations. Later, we found out that he… Continue reading Media, women and censorship

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Stay safe, but don’t hide!


Disclaimer : Long rant coming up. You have been warned. I was only 7-years-old when my gender came up in a conversation with my parents. This was right after an ‘uncle’ who befriended me in the hotel restaurant, walked me to an empty hotel room because he wanted to do ‘good things’ to me. I… Continue reading Stay safe, but don’t hide!

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After the Wallflower bloomed


As you might have already guessed, this is a post about the book-turned-movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. So, I saw the movie yesterday and was needless to say, mesmerized. So, of course I had to ask a few people about it and to my greatest surprise, the ones who watched it seemed unimpressed and… Continue reading After the Wallflower bloomed