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 |  6-minute read
Festivals, Rape Culture, Consent, Holi

What ruins festivals like Holi and Diwali for most Indians

Behind the playful mask of the supposedly innocent revelry is the ugly face of collective imposition and non-consensual sexual overtures.


 |  5-minute read
Festivals, Women, Karva Chauth

Why I believe in Karva Chauth

I believe in this celebration because it contains key marketing lessons.


 |  PARIS DIARY  |  5-minute read
Freedom, Family, Festivals, Holi

Why I chose pleasure over pressure this Holi

It's the kind of festival that brings a free-for-all anything-goes mad freedom.


 |  4-minute read
Festivals, La Tomatina, Holi

It won't be long before we start calling Holi 'India's Tomatina'

While we are busy destroying our festival and heritage, Westerners are trying to make them better.


 |  9-minute read
Festivals, Molestation, Women's safety, Holi

Holi brings out the worst in us, but a lot has changed

Chanting 'Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai', a certain section of men did as they pleased because the festival 'sanctioned' it.


 |  5-minute read
Festivals, Women's safety, Sexual harassment, Holi

Holi should stop being an excuse to sexually harass women

What could have been a day for women to subvert social hierarchies has become a festival of fear.


 |  5-minute read
Festivals, Public nuisance, Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Keep your streets off my festival

A new PIL by one of Thane’s most respected doctors takes the nuisance factor of festivals off the roads. But do we want that?


 |  2-minute read
Women, Sexual assault, Festivals, Holi

Holi: Happy hooligan day to you too

Holi is a very different festival for men and for women. 


 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  6-minute read
Hinduism, Festivals, Sanskrit, Holi

The festival of Holī: Hinduism at its eclectic and democratic best

It mediates otherwise contentious boundaries of social difference.