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No, I am not a problem. I am just an unmarried sister-in-law

I will eventually find my own way. Everyone does.

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Game of Drones! I haven’t watched a single Game of Thrones show and I have certainly not missed out!

I tried to figure out the GoT craze. I only figured out the craze itself, over a thoroughly mediocre and unreal show, was crazy!

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‘Sarab,’ ‘sharaab’ and ‘sabak’ — I am an alcohol and here's why I am offended by this narrative

I have Walked miles as Johnnie. I have gathered the wisdom of Old Monks. I am an Absolut delight! How can I be bad?

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Through the female gaze: Here’s why I, a woman, love Holi

The wet shirts. The bhaang. The lascivious dancing. What? Why can't women have some fun?

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Why Holi is one of the most unholy days of the year for me

People take ‘Bura na mano, Holi hai’ way too seriously. And that's my problem with the festival. If I want to be offended at getting groped or troubled, I bloody well will!

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Please tell your children it's not okay to hit women with water balloons in the name of Holi!

While the jury is out over whether the recent detergent ad showing Holi promotes community enmity or amity, it sure is telling kids playing Holi with balloons is fine. No. It’s not.

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Why we need to rewrite our wedding vows

The story of Sati is a warning. You are not supposed to visit your parents' home if your husband isn't respected there. But asking for permission to visit? In this day and age?

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Don’t wish me Happy Women’s Day! And I am not even adding a please

If you give me a plastic tiara when I demand parity, how can I be happy?

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Surgical Strikes 2.0: For a kid of the 90s, this is my first real taste of war, and I don't like it

Amid all the mounting frenzy, I suddenly realised, this is not a game of Call of Duty. It's war. One that could soon step out of our living rooms and become the end of us all.

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I am the ‘other’ woman in his life. But I am not the homewrecker here

Of course, my life is no Bollywood gossip column. In worlds like mine, they never pick us.

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5 types of men women absolutely love

Those who only strongly assert themselves while saying 'no' to questions like 'Am I looking fat?'

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5 types of women men absolutely love

A layman's handbook!

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Periods emoji: I am a woman, and I am sick of all this ‘public display of periods’

Menstruation is not dirty or shameful. But it’s private. I don’t want my privacy to become an opportunity for people to prove how cool or ‘bindaas’ they are.

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My first job was with a chit fund-owned media house. Here are three lessons I learnt

It was good news. Our cash-strapped newspaper was finally getting a financier. Or, was it?

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Men want to marry younger women. Don’t believe it if you are told otherwise

Everything (conceiving, taking care of the child, ageing parents) becomes so easy. Also, haven't you been told that women just love rich, older men?

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Martyrs' Day: Why celebrating ‘sacrifice’ is just a big old-fashioned guilt trip

As India celebrates Martyrs’ Day on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary, we wonder if glorifying sacrifice is just a nasty tool to discipline?

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I used a menstrual cup and here’s why I think you too should make the switch

To the men reading this, ensure the women in your lives use it too.

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I am a virgin girl. And I want a virgin husband too

I have decided my sexual choice. It doesn't make me repressed. It actually makes me free.

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Revenge of the nerds: Five truths of life the arranged marriage market taught me in 2018

All the boys you ignored in high school have IIT/ IIM degrees now, and have become hot property.

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