More of the Same Old Sexism Bullshit

On Saturday morning, as I undertook the long metro ride from college to my place, I saw a couple of young women crossing the metro to get to the women’s compartment. It wasn’t even that they were doing that (which is kind of inevitable now, because if you’re a woman who happens to find herself…

Monica Lewinsky’s Return to Public Life

When told that Monica Lewinsky, the much slut-shamed, despised and humiliated ‘intern-in-a-blue-dress’ whose sex scandal with President Clinton grabbed headlines the world over, recently came out with a piece in a public magazine, the Chief Editor of this newspaper had this to say, “why now? She’s had her run.” It is precisely this sort of…

Romania!

It hadn’t really sunk in. When we were told that we’d qualified to the international rounds in Romania, I somehow didn’t think much of it. I’d been to plenty of exotic, faraway lands before and even though, or perhaps because, I didn’t know anyone who’d been to Romania, I wasn’t particularly excited about it. We reached…

UK’s Telangana

Thursday before last, George Osborne (UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer) declared that UK would not support a currency union with Scotland if it decides to go it alone in the Scottish independence referendum to take place in September this year. Similar statements were issued by Labor and Lib Dem, which means that all three major…

Obituary

Much has been written about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. I remember reading a scathing article that decried Hoffman for his drug habit, and blamed his death squarely on no one but himself. It almost went as far as to say that anyone who can nurse an addiction so dangerous while being aware of the fact…