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

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 […]

INDIAN GHOST STORIES by S. MUKERJI, 1917

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 […]

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, […]

A stunning project on Google is highlighting some of the uncommon ways Indians drape their saris

There are 100 different ways to wear a sari but for the most part, urban Indians tend to stick to one common style: the Nivi drape, originally from Andhra Pradesh, which features a pallu draped over the […]

Parched movie poster

Review: Parched (2016)

CW: Rape, sexual assault, physical abuse   Parched is beautiful and brutal. It follows the cycles of time: the time of year (the plot points converge on the Dussehra festival), the time of live (marriage, […]