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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…

How Grocery Delivery Changed My Relationship with Shopping (The Kitchn)

A few weeks ago I caught sight of my overworked, frazzled, absent-minded self in the big mirror in my local grocery store and did a double take; as…

My Father was an Alcoholic, and the Scars Remain (Wear Your Voice Mag)

“I was born of violence and dissonance; it was not love that made me.” –1976 My father didn’t come to the hospital to visit when I was born….

Communal Eroticism of Emmanuelle (New Indian Express)

The French erotic Emmanuelle is now a classic; a series of movies were made based on the book, and the book was written by Marayat Bibidh (or Emmanuelle…

10 Ways To Live More Responsibly This Earth Day (Tomato Ink Blog)

I think today’s a good day to remember how precious the earth is, and how good it is. We take so much for granted with regards to our…

India’s Right-Wing Student Trolls Are Silencing Democratic Voices (Wear Your Voice Mag)

Indian universities are becoming a battleground as a new war is being fought on campuses across the country between the radical right-wing and the liberal left. Last week,…

40 Years Later, ‘The Thorn Bird’ Still Has It (New Indian Express)

In a conversation with an older friend recently, she happened to mention an erotic novel that she loved when she was in her 20s, in the 1970s. My…