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LIFE

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ART & CULTURE

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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!

HUMOUR

 |   3-minute read

‘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?

VOICES

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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.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

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!

VOICES

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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?

ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

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?

VOICES

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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?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

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.

VARIETY

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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?'