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Revamping the ‘Respect Curriculum’

Most of you must be familiar with the name of Ranu Mondal, a singing sensation who became the Internet’s darling after being spotted by chance on a railway platform. One of those stories that makes you feel good about social… Continue Reading →

Condemn not, Condone not

Like all of India, I woke up today to the news from Telangana of the death of 4 men who gangraped and murdered a 26-year-old veterinarian only 10 days ago. My first response was “Good! The bastards deserved it!” After… Continue Reading →

Misogyny in Movies – Q&A

I have been receiving some questions and views on my last post which was an extension of the forever-ongoing “Kabir Singh”/”Arjun Reddy” controversy which I was staying away from till now. I thought of replying to my friends in their… Continue Reading →

Casual Evils

I was reading about the social media outrage on Kartik Aryan’s rant normalizing marital rape in ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’. I then read the justifications masked as apology from ‘sources’ close to the makers as well as from the lead… Continue Reading →

The ‘Menon’ Controversy

I had written a blog in July about how people use religion and caste as their favourite tool for division and bring those into issues that have nothing to do with them. One of the examples I had used in… Continue Reading →

The (un)Jolly Meme Fest

Newspapers and news channels all over Kerala have been filled with one piece of news for the last few days – arrest of a psychopathic serial killer in a small village called Koodathai, which is now on the map for… Continue Reading →

End Toxic Trolling

When Alia Bhatt said Prithviraj Chauhan is the President of India so many years back, that was a real blunder. Even so, I have hated the way toxic trolls have reduced her to a dumb, good-for-nothing spoilt star-kid for that…. Continue Reading →

The Zomato Saga – A long-delayed blog

Almost a month back, when Zomato came out with the best response to a bigot who thought he was entitled to show off his religious fanaticism and get away with it, they went up in my scale of respect for… Continue Reading →

May humanity triumph over religion!

In an earlier blog of mine, I had written how I maintain a safe distance with religion. I enjoy festivals and do follow some practices which I find interesting. But it is never a norm or an obligation, it is… Continue Reading →

The Grumblers’ Squad

People’s ability to bring in negativity or find fault with just about anything has surprised me time and again. Of course, everything has two sides, perspectives differ from person to person. All said and done, there are some things so… Continue Reading →

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