• Opinion

    A Rant Against Trolling!

     For most of us, life without Internet is unimaginable. We live and breathe Internet. We express most of our opinions online. We practice Freedom of Speech online. So what if it is twisted and bent to the point of breaking? Because that is the Internet’s biggest advantage. I may not dare speaking on your face but I can sure wield the Internet as my shield and as my weapon. To viciously attack you, mostly when you are least expecting and derive a sick sadistic pleasure out of it. It doesn’t sound so unusual, does it? Weird and absurd and sick…

  • Opinion,  Social

    I Didn’t Change My Name After Marriage

    Long back as an upright teenager, I had made a decision to never change my name after I got married. I simply liked it too much. When A and I were getting married, we never discussed about it because we both knew how important my name was to me! I was known to the world by my name! It was my identity. It simply didn’t make sense to change my identity just because I was getting married. However the first of the numerous questions that came my way because of this, was from the marriage registrar who looked positively scandalous…

  • Social,  Women

    The Bangle Tangle!!

    It’s been the longest that I have really written anything. Sometimes I don’t know what to write, and when I do, I am too busy. As I hope to slowly slip back into my old self, what could be better to break the break than to introduce another busy blogger whom I adore? Not only we have similar lives, we share common ideologies and beliefs too. I adore her as a blogger and admire her for being extraordinarily vocal about different issues we women face each day in our country. Even though we have been fortunate to have a shielded…

  • Opinion

    Stereotyping Is Always Bad

    It was a rainy evening of October when I had arrived in Chennai for the first time with fifteen of my colleagues, six years back. We were soaking wet from waiting for the taxis outside the railway station. Our luggage was no better. We could only shudder to think what nightmare awaited us when we opened those. The loud complaints that I had been hearing during the long 20 hours of journey had become cries of despair now. Indeed, I remember myself start softening towards the others at this point, we had barely set foot in the city and our…

  • Fiction

    Blank Pages

    With each passing moment more and more nerves were getting on to Arpita. If this went on any longer then she would be nothing but a clumsy pile of nerves when they actually called her inside. She had already messed up the previous interview and the previous. She could not afford to repeat the same again. She tried to hold her calm. She tried to remember all the responsibilities she was carrying right now. But this only worsened her condition. She looked around the office. It was a juxtaposition of colors. Paintings, all in vibrant shades of red, orange, rich…