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16 Things I learnt in 2016

2016 – we’re so over you already! So many injured hearts and hopes – the year took it all. This year has been particularly challenging for the feminists across the United States still trying to make sense of the political landscape awaiting us 2017 onwards. Here’s an amazing quote that will keep us pushing to fight the good fight in the meantime! Every woman that finally figured out her … Continue reading 16 Things I learnt in 2016

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Dangal – Movie Review

2016 sure has been a year of Reel Sports. We’ve seen biopics in pairs, starting with concentration on our diehard sport of cricket transcribed from Azher to Dhoni and the latest surge of interest in wrestling from Sultan to Dangal. While Sultan raked the moolahs, pleasing the masses with Salman’s langot clad fights; no one would have dared to recreate a Dangal in the same … Continue reading Dangal – Movie Review

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Befikre – Loving Carelessly – Movie Review

Befikre! The promise young love is always enchanting – it is refreshing and the mere thought makes the heart skip a beat. Befikre unfortunately is a regressive view of modern love, with a warped perspective about lust, love and commitment in today’s world. The story is about Shayra, played by Vaani Kappor version 2.0, and Dharam, played by Ranveer who seemed to be playing himself. … Continue reading Befikre – Loving Carelessly – Movie Review

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Jayalalithaa, Amma – An Homage to the Golden Maiden

Thanga Tharagai (Golden Maiden) Worshipped, revered, feared and fearless. One needs no more lexiconic liberties than these aforementioned adjectives to describe the woman that individually transformed the political landscape of south Indian politics, to the tunes of a woman with no political lineage or support. Born, Feb 24 1948, a believer in astrology she once confided that she was a true Pisces. Emotional in all … Continue reading Jayalalithaa, Amma – An Homage to the Golden Maiden

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Atheism and Morality

As an atheist, I often get asked where my morality comes from. People tell me that the foundation of atheism doesn’t allow for an objective form of morality the way religion does (whether it’s mentioned in a holy book or written specifically as commandments). I agree; however, I see the lack of objective morality as a benefit of atheism. It allows us to acknowledge the world for what it is: something gray, not … Continue reading Atheism and Morality

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Dear Zindagi – Movie Review

“Bachpan mein jab rona aata hai Toh bade kehte hain: aansu pocho Jab gussa aata hai Bade kehte hain: Give us a smile taaki ghar ki shaanti bani rahe Nafrat karna chahte hain to Ijaazat nahi thi Tab jab hum pyaar karna chaahte hain, to pata chalta hai Ye saara emotional system hi gadbada gaya Kaam nahi kar raha, cannot function! Rona, Gussa, Nafrat Kuch … Continue reading Dear Zindagi – Movie Review

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The Audacity of Hope

November 8, 2016 was a clear vindication for 26.3% of Americans who voted for Donald Trump, with a lingering hope to “Make America Great Again”. Liberals refused to vote for the presumed-dangerous-protectionist-promises and rampant insults Trump doled throughout the most contentious election campaign in recent American history. Sadly, liberals are now gasping for meaning and licking their wounds in disbelief. Not only did Hillary Clinton lose, Democrats were … Continue reading The Audacity of Hope

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The Real Man

Masculinity since pre-historic times has always been defined for a man, a virtue that was a function of his physical strength, bravado, courage under fire, ability to galvanize many other men under his leadership for attainment of a common cause – chiefly acquisition, land, wealth , crown, throne, stature or any raised societal pedestals. Times changed, women who forever took the back-seat on all decisive matters … Continue reading The Real Man

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Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones: A Symbol of Resilience

DISCLAIMER: SPOILER ALERT! Raped every night by her second husband, molested on the orders of her first fiancé, treated as nothing more than a political object, had her father executed in front of her, has lost contact with almost her entire family…and all this started when she was merely 13 years old. Welcome to the tragic life of the beautiful Lady Sansa of House Stark. … Continue reading Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones: A Symbol of Resilience