Tech & Entertainment Industries Flex Political Muscles – Strong Message Against Anti-LGBTQ Laws!

Bruce Springsteen, a.k.a The Boss, recently stated, It’s the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who won’t recognize the human rights of all of our citizens. Springsteen recently cancelled his nearly sold-out tour in North Carolina, opposing the now infamous HB2 law or the “Bathroom Law”. The law requires that transgender people only use bathrooms corresponding with their sex at birth. … Continue reading Tech & Entertainment Industries Flex Political Muscles – Strong Message Against Anti-LGBTQ Laws!

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Thank You – Our Top Blogs of 2015

We thank all our readers for making 2015 a successful and fulfilling year. We blogged about social issues, Indian mythology, and Bollywood. Together, we authored 30 blogs, with a total of 91,000 views from 169 countries! Most visitors came from The United States. India & Australia were not far behind. Top Blogs from 2015 1. Sorry for being away, my Nepal We were all deeply pained by … Continue reading Thank You – Our Top Blogs of 2015

Happy Bhai Tika, my brother! My gay brother!

No other day is a better day for me to tell the world that I am a proud sister of my brother who is an anthropologist, a poet, a painter, a writer, a film editor, a political scientist, a sociologist, a PhD student, and the ONLY child prodigy possibly born in our extended family. Not a single person can deny the fact that no one … Continue reading Happy Bhai Tika, my brother! My gay brother!

Art of dealing with Parents’ Emotional Drama

South Asian, on top of that, from a typical middle class family- we deal with parental interference throughout our life.  In general, South Asian parents are not good at expressing emotions but they are quite good at providing instructions on what their children should do in life.  “Be an engineer, a doctor or a banker”, “Get a job in one of those big companies”, “Get … Continue reading Art of dealing with Parents’ Emotional Drama

Lending Money to Friends without losing the Friendship

Have you ever been in a situation when your friend, family or lover asked you for monetary help? Do you believe that we as humans are obligated to bail out our loved ones in time of financial difficulty? Or do you believe that each person has the responsibility to take care of their own financial needs? Lending money to a friend or family one can be a … Continue reading Lending Money to Friends without losing the Friendship

Radhe Maa – The Red-Hot Favorite Godwoman of India

I for one am devastated that Radhe Maa might be indicted by the court and might have to go to jail for trying to extract dowry from a conspiracist. No, I am not a Maa follower, but I am an ardent admirer of her theatrics. Who wouldn’t be? Don’t know Radhe Maa – she is a new-age spiritual leader who has recently made it big in India. Male … Continue reading Radhe Maa – The Red-Hot Favorite Godwoman of India

4 reasons why PORN must be banned in India

(DISCLAIMER: NOT APPROPRIATE FOR READERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE) Unless you’ve been living in cave, you must have heard about the ban on porn in India. Tentatively, 800 sites have been blocked, and there’s a lot of confusion about which one of the public’s favorite sites will be affected. Porn lovers – particularly Bollywood – the community normally mum about anything socially relevant, took … Continue reading 4 reasons why PORN must be banned in India

What is Yoga and Why you must Embrace it

Today is the June 21st, the International Yoga Day! But do we really know about the miracles of Yoga beyond on-trend tags like Hot Yoga or Power Yoga? When we think of Yoga we often think of springy, bendy people in twisted poses. On the contrary, Yoga has little to do with external poses, but all about the union and harmony of mind, body and spirit. … Continue reading What is Yoga and Why you must Embrace it

A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

As I try to understand the Draft Constitution of Nepal (as tabled by the Constituent Assembly on July 7), I realize how vulnerable I am as a woman in my own country. Clearly, the Constitution is treating me as a ‘second class citizen’ just because I am born a girl. First- a mother- I have no power to provide citizenship to my own child if … Continue reading A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

Will you accept your Gay Indian son?

(DISCLAIMER: NOT APPROPRIATE FOR READERS UNDER 18. GENERALIZATIONS ARE NEVER COOL, BUT WE MAKE THEM ANYWAY) Citizens of the world – the U.S. is slowly but surely getting its act together toward a more tolerant social structure. Gays-Lesbians-Bisexuals-Straights can all get married and our bosoms are fluffed with PRIDE! But not everyone’s happy, especially those who feel their conservative American values have been tarnished by RAINBOWS and FRUITS … Continue reading Will you accept your Gay Indian son?