Category Archives: New Delhi

One year down, saath janam to go! – Cheenus’ 1st Anniversary

My husband and I are poles apart. His dressing sense is impeccable, with his accessories perfectly matching his wardrobe. I barely manage to comb my hair every day and expect it to take the tangled avatar of a cannabis loving … Continue reading

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Goodness Grief

            There’s a scene from FRIENDS that particularly touches a chord. Phoebe is convinced that a lost cat has taken on the spirit of her deceased mother. As silly as the premise is, Phoebe is … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Married Indian Woman

One of the primary benefits of getting married, I suppose, is appeasing the doubts of all relatives about whether or not you intend to die alone. They are satisfied in knowing that you will also bear the same tribulations in … Continue reading

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Dilli Hai Dilwalon Ki

Tens of firecrackers burst in haphazard intervals. Car alarms set off from the same dins, adding to the madness. Children’s faces are more lit up than the homes they live in and there are plenty sweets stocked up in fridges … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Piku — A Tale of Loose Motions and Lax Emotions

Last year, my dad started a new regimen of chemo medication which caused him significant constipation after each sitting. After 2 days of no poop and regular intakes of laxative with water, he quietly came out of the bathroom. We … Continue reading

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Brace Yourselves, a Feminazi is Coming

Some folks out there have this stereotypical notion of a feminist as some man-hating species. In their heads, we have the demeanor of a Goddess Kali, the butch haircut of an Anushka Sharma from PK, and our WMD (weapon of … Continue reading

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Rape and Cinema

The titillating rape scene in the 1994 movie – Mohra still shakes me to the core. A bunch of vile men at a college scheme to rape a fellow student by inviting her to a party. That morning, she convinces … Continue reading

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