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A Day With: Unipolar Depression (Headspace)

The steady buzzing invading my consciousness was my friend on the other end of the telephone asking if I’d managed to get home OK in the rain. After…

The Life and Adventures of Miss Fanny Hill (New Indian Express)

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure or Fanny Hill has already been mentioned once before in this column. I wanted to review it because it is a singularly…

India’s Outdated Dowry Practice is Killing Brides (Wear Your Voice Mag)

I still remember vividly the day I saw, in the newspaper, a photograph of a young woman crouching in front of a fridge, a washing machine and other assorted…

Five Female Indian Poets You’ll Fall In Love With (Wear Your Voice Mag)

I used to read poetry from the subcontinent as a child and marvel at the imagery it conjured up for me. As a little girl who often felt…

Poems for the Romantic in You (New Indian Express)

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is best known for his two-part drama Faust, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of literature the world has ever…

When Books Bring About Fifty Shades of Sexual Revolution (New Indian Express)

When Fifty Shades of Grey came out in 2011 it seemed to do what a lot of erotica prior had been unable to; it swept erotica as a…

Decolonizing Yoga: 5 Things to Remember Before Hitting the Mat (Wear Your Voice Mag)

When I was a little girl, I began copying my mother when she did her sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) every morning; I’d stand beside her mat and do…

Often Overlooked and Underrated Limerick (New Indian Express)

I want to dedicate this column to a form of poetry that is often overlooked: the limerick. A limerick has five lines and has a strict rhyming scheme…

Venus’ Exploits, Sans Vulgarity (New Indian Express)

It is rare when I put down a book of erotica and feel a sense of literary satisfaction, but that is what happened when I finished Anais Nin’s…

Tips That Will Make Your Spring Garden Flourish (Tomato Ink Blog)

Spring has sprung so it’s time to start thinking about your spring garden. (Also cleaning out corners… But if you want cleaning advice, I suggest you read my…