A Refugee From Amatonormativity

I’ve heard of asexuality, aromanticism and polyamory. Then a friend sent me this video talking about AMATONORMATIVITY. Well-meaning friends have gently (or bluntly) told me that my experiences of abuse turned me against men/marriage. There may be some truth to that. The very thought of weddings – invitations, over-the-top engagement shoots, big loud band-baajas or ... Read More

Fairytale

I want a new fairytaleFairytales are greatI want a new fairytaleFor every single day Write me a book of fairytalesThat build a universewith bricks of paper,Where love doesn’t feel like a curseRoads of words where hope doesn’t turn into vapourBring me a fairytale I haven’t heard beforeReplenish the wonder I lose, with better lore A ... Read More

Romancing A Girl Who Is Too Much

I think I can only experience romance when I feel happy. I can only play the games of flirting when playfulness is possible. I can only smile at the mirth of charm when I’m just looking for an excuse to smile anyway. That’s why love becomes a common destination for romance. True love. And that’s ... Read More

An Older Man

I went out with an older man, recently. The last time there was an older man was way back when. He didn’t add much to my life, except some invaluable professional wisdom (I was a new manager and in agony over it. He told me it wasn’t a popularity contest and that I needed my ... Read More

The Modern Woman

The modern woman is realizing why men have been workaholics and absent parents all these years. The modern woman is grappling with the Catch-22 of being equal and wanting to look up to someone. The modern woman is torn between the age-old power of her sexuality and the new-found one accorded to her gender. The ... Read More

Holy Matrimony, Holy Womanhood

‘Paraya dhan’ is deep-rooted in the Indian family’s psyche, even in this day and age of nuclear families and the few-but-definite number of househusbands. We talk about getting a woman ‘married off‘. Is it still not possible to visualise a world where the woman is not required to sever all relationships to her past, after ... Read More

The Modern Woman

My diwali rangoli – inspired by the cover on diwali malar The modern woman is realizing why men have been workaholics and absent parents all these years. The modern woman is grappling with the Catch-22 of being equal and wanting to look up to someone. The modern woman is torn between the age-old power of ... Read More

A gal’s retort to the guys rules

I used to be one helluva firebrand. So of course my friends had to be people who enjoyed playing with fire. Once a guy friend forwarded a mail titled “Guys rules” to his entire address book with a comment “Now what?”. I took one look at it, started smoking at the ears and dashed off ... Read More

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