With a plan jotted down on a notebook, and a map saved offline, it was going to be another day with another exciting new (weekend) journey. It started with the groggy, hungry, and airsick me silently requesting my stomach to hold on to some dignity for the two-hour long journey from Seattle to San Diego.... Continue Reading →
"Anitha suicide: Death of innocence busts NEET myth as the great leveller of India's medical education" said the FirstPost. "Dalit girl S Anitha, who filed a case against NEET, commits suicide" said The Hindu. I'm not here to argue or justify either headline. My qualm, however, has always been about whether or not to identify... Continue Reading →
"I think I'm sad." "Why? You have a happy family, a good job. You're following your dreams. How could you even be sad! Stop overthinking." And I did. Stopped overthinking. Tried to shut my thoughts. My mind, like a puppeteer, kept controlling, overpowering, and diminishing my every last ounce of sanity, self-worth, strength, and energy. ... Continue Reading →
It's almost midnight. The rain still softly falls on the windowsill, the blades of the ceiling fan turn slowly just enough to keep the buzzing mosquitoes away. The trivial noises fill my ears for they don't know my thoughts are narcissistic. My thoughts demand to be heard as they keep getting louder with every spin... Continue Reading →
The films might have a happy ending. But is it really a happy ending for us who carry pepper sprays, Swiss knives, and a look of panic on our faces?
It was another night after a long day’s work. The bus was late and I reached Nungambakkam railway station at 9.20 pm — the time I usually walk home from my destination railway station. Concerned calls from my family come every single night ever since that fateful day poor 24-year-old Swathi was hacked to death... Continue Reading →
Who is a feminist? Women who hate men? A male basher? I don't know what other crazy definitions there are out there. But I do know that feminism is not any of those.
Here's all the accommodation, food, budget, and other travel details from my trip to the charming island country of Sri Lanka.