Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
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Below The Belt

The writer is an ex lifestyle editor and PR vice president, and now a full-time novelist based in Delhi. She's the author of Faraway Music, Sita's Curse and You've Got The Wrong Girl! Also, a columnist on sexuality and gender and the recipient of NDTV L'oreal Women of Worth Award in the 'Literature' category.

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |   5-minute read

As Apsara Reddy, the first transgender woman, files her Lok Sabha nomination, is the 134-year-old Congress ready to walk its own talk?

Can Apsara Reddy be a champion of mainstreaming the marginalised and changing the gender game, for both Rahul Gandhi and the Congress?

LIFE

 |  Below The Belt  |   5-minute read

Why I began to look for love by logging out from Tinder

My heart was broken for doing what I always have. Loving too hard. And searching for such love.

LIFE

 |  Below The Belt  |   5-minute read

My Note to Madhu Kishwar: Why not 'free sex' for every adult ‘female’ for a certain number of days every year?

While the feminist-activist may think she is insulting Rahul Gandhi with her taunt-tweet on sex, she may just be winning him more brownie points.

VARIETY

 |  Below The Belt  |   7-minute read

Sex Scene: Are Indian men incapable? Of controlling their sexual fantasies and brutish frustrations?

Is Professor Kanak Sarkar a symptom of a rampant desi mard chauvinism that wants a virgin to wed, and other women to molest outside the homestead?

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |   6-minute read

Women need to ask themselves who they were ten years ago, not how they looked

Instead of talking about how they overcame PCOS, depression or domestic violence, the latest social media trend is making women look back at their old hairstyles or lip colour. That is only one reason why I am staying out of the #tenyearchallenge.

VARIETY

 |  Below The Belt  |   6-minute read

Cutting into the life and death of Amitabh Kulashreshtra, a theatre activist

The book explores the artistic and ideological journey of a Marathi thespian, and the price he had to pay.

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |   6-minute read

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |   4-minute read

Why I wrote a novel about a baba raping a young woman

‘My husband was impotent, he sexually abused me. Then, my in-laws took me to a guruji...’

LIFE

 |  Below The Belt  |   10-minute read

Single women from urban India are no longer afraid to have one-nights stands and affairs

[Book extract] If sex is available easily, there’s nothing wrong in a woman lusting after it, not waiting for emotional connect.

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |   7-minute read