L Aruna Dhir
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Seasoned PR & Communications Expert, Poet, Hospitality Feature Writer.

VOICES

 |   16-minute read

From pinched bottoms to bruised souls: When will Indian society let even one woman say, no, not MeToo?

Uncles, doctors, professors, strangers — we've all had predators violating us time and again. I have, too. And we've often failed to retaliate the right way. I have, too. This is my story.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Lok Sabha 2019: Why I think the Congress is making an error by fore-fronting Priyanka Gandhi

There are strong reasons why to many Priyanka appears a reluctant politician. And the Congress looks pushed to the wall, pushing her to head its political war.

LIFE

 |   9-minute read

Famed from the Mahabharata: The lost city of Lakhamandal

From its location deep within the story of the grand Indian epic, to its charming old temples and heart-warming hospitality, Lakhmandal is a must on your to-explore list.

VOICES

 |   15-minute read

As a kid, I wasn't scolded for beating up a boy. That taught me I can beat patriarchy, every day, my way

As women living in a sexist society, we have to learn to handle the three forceful Fs — fight, fright, flight — in the right combination and with tact. And the lessons begin at home.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Salman Ali wins 'Indian Idol'. And we reject your politics of hate, Mr Politician!

We will live with our Iqbal and Imtiaz and Harsimran and Mark and Indra and Abhijeet and countless more whose names are diverse, but whose identity is simply 'Indian'.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Remembering George Michael, the timeless, ageless 'prince of Pop'

Michael breathed his last in the early hours of Christmas morning of 2016.

VOICES

 |   8-minute read

KJo, Jo is not for joker: From jackets to jokes, what's wrong with Karan Johar?

He was canny, smart, honest, open. He’s becoming crude, crass, caricature-ish — and very unfunny.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

Dangal Vs Thugs of Hindostan: A masterclass on what’s hot and what’s not!

Here’s the plain truth. With one we were simply ‘dhaakad’-ed, and with the other blatantly ‘thugged’!

ART & CULTURE

 |   11-minute read

Finest pashmina to sofa cloth jackets: Here are Bollywood's best and worst dressed men

You don’t need money to buy you style; but you do need an inherent or acquired style to get your money to work for you.

LIFE

 |   7-minute read

Happy festivals of pollution: Why it's so difficult to burn the Ravana inside us

Let us please ask ourselves, who is to blame for what we breathe, what we drink and eat and where we tread!