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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…

Fun Fitness Routines You Can Do In Bad Weather (Tomato Ink Blog)

I have a confession to make: I HATE working out. Don’t get me wrong, I work out anyway. And I’m mildly addicted to the post-workout buzz because that…

Marmite Is Better Than Vegemite (The Kitchn)

Marmite is a magical and delicious yeasty spread. It is not the only one — copycat versions of it exist around the world — but it is the original,…

How A Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother’s Vadais (NPR)

If I close my eyes, I can go back in a heartbeat to the flower-patterned sofa in my grandmother’s living room, where I was curled up with my…

What is Marmite and Why is it so Good? (The Kitchn)

Ah, Marmite. When I think of that little glass pot of yeasty goodness, with its familiar yellow lid and iconic label, I can’t help but ask myself one…