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“We still have taboos on the words sex and condoms: Bipasha Basu on endorsing a contraceptive brand”

October 24, 2017

Let’s talk more, read more, and learn more about simple precautions. With condoms, you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex, which can curb HIV and STD cases. “We still have taboos on the words sex and condoms: Bipasha Basu on endorsing a contraceptive brand,” DNA,


I do not know whether writing ghost stories is a mistake. Most readers will like a ghost story in which towards the end it is found that the ghost was really a cat or a dog or a mischievous boy. Such ghost stories are a source of pleasure, and are read as a pastime and… Read More ›

Swati Chokalingam and Avu Chokalingam in The Office episode "Diwali"

The Office, “Dilwali” (2006)

The American version of The Office is one of my favorite TV shows, and I’ve watched it from beginning to end at least a dozen times. A big appeal is that unlike many American sitcoms, it has a fairly diverse cast. Certain parts of the show have aged poorly (Steve Carell’s Michael Scott uses both… Read More ›

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“Why Were We Untouchables?” An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.

[Sujatha] Gidla tells numerous stories of the ways in which her parents were discriminated against, isolated, and humiliated, even though they managed to become college teachers and lead more of a middle-class existence. One of her uncles became a guerilla fighter and activist. This all led to Gidla’s own activism, which landed her in jail… Read More ›

Snuggles and Straps and Silence

There is a high likelihood that women will snuggle, giggle, squeal, and sob, relative to men. Conversely, men are more likely to strap, gallop, shoot, howl, and kill. “She Giggles, He Gallops: Analyzing gender tropes in film with screen direction from 2,000 scripts.” By Julia Silge + Russell Goldenberg Amber Thomas Hanah Anderson The Pudding,… Read More ›

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