Yes, There’s Hope.

Anonymous This is a piece about depression. But I promise it is more positive than the ones that usually go around. I choose to be anonymous on this post only for one reason – I’ll soon be hunting for jobs and not all of them, even those working for ‘causes’, are too charitable when it…

Feminism 101

-The Gender Circle- Labels, it seems, are the bane of our times. Reducing an individual or a group to a narrow spectrum of thoughts and actions seems to be a norm on social media. One of these trends has rather unhelpfully been named ‘reverse sexism’. Reverse sexism implies employing a sexist attitude (usually in the…

Prozac Talks

Trigger Warning: Suicide As a child, I never imagined that depression was a condition I could ever suffer from. Not because I wasn’t miserable enough, no, but because of the romanticized notions I had of depression. Depression, to my childish mind meant mascara stained cheeks and melancholic gazes. It was being the protagonist of a…

Gender and Representations of Sport: The Nationalism Element

Societies all over the world are typified by structures whose endurance may, by and large, depend upon the preservation of notions of masculinity. Upon these notions, femininity is differentiated or ‘othered’. Sport, being a microcosm of this patriarchal society, embodies these perceptions of masculinity and femininity – perceptions which are subsequently fortified by the media’s…

Grappling for Glory

“Eight years ago, Sushil Kumar went from an unknown entity to India’s Olympic hero with a Bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic, and became one of, if not, the greatest Indian Olympian after securing a silver in the 66kg Freestyle category, becoming the nation’s only double individual medallist.” Ashta summarises the issues plaguing one of India’s brightest meal hopes at the 2016 Rio Olympics.