There used to be a time where I was oblivious to the word feminism. Again I was familiar with the act of feminism, just unfamiliar with the term. But it has been around far longer than I have. So why is it such a sore spot for few, if not most people I’ve come across? [...]
No Homo, Bro!
While we briefly discussed the history of LGBT in India in the Humble Beginnings of section 377, do we know everything about LGBT in India? Let’s dig deeper. Homosexuality in India Homosexuality has always been a taboo in India, despite having always been around unbeknownst to us. The 153-year-old-colonial-era law, i.e., section 377 of the [...]
The Evolution of Kala Ghoda
Today, I’ve decided to blog about an unusual topic: The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. What is the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival? Where does it take place? Who started this? And why does it happen? I’ll be answering all those questions here! The Kala Ghoda precinct stretches from the Regal Circle at the southern end of [...]
Seychelles Seychelles on the Sey Shore
I’ve been on trips around the country, but I’d never really gone beyond. This trip took months of planning and was long overdue. Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean. It consists of 115 islands majority of which are inhabited, with many dedicated as nature reserves. Winter [...]
The Luxury of Being A Woman.
Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly is a natural process every woman goes through every month for most of her life. Women use menstruation products such as sanitary pads, tampons, and menstruation cups. But are they easy to come by? Let's talk about that. In India, sanitary napkins were at 14.5%. Due to [...]
Hollywood’s Biggest Nightmare.
Sexual assault is when a person sexually touches another person or forces them to engage in a sexual act without their consent. There are various forms of sexual assault: Child sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Elderly sexual abuse, Groping, Rape, Marital rape, Sexual harassment, and Mass sexual assault. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network(RAINN) defines [...]
My Tattoo Story.
I remember being in love with the idea of tattoos since I was a teenager. I've always wanted to get one since then. But back then, it seemed like a distant dream. People have always asked me why I got the tattoos done, how I wasn’t concerned about what they’d look like when I’m older, etc. [...]
Japan’s Battle with Suicide.
Aokigahara, also known as the Sea of Trees, is a forest on the north-western flank of Japan's Mt Fuji thriving on 30 square kilometres (12 sq. mil) of hardened lava laid down by the last major eruption of Mt Fuji in 864 CE. On the western edge of Aokigahara, many caves fill up with ice [...]
The World Cup Experience.
I had been waiting for this since before the Official Draw and now the day had finally arrived. FIFA U-17 World Cup was for the 1st time being held in India across six venues all over India. I’d mentioned a few posts ago about how I got to be a part of the FIFA U-17 [...]
We Need To Talk!
Mental illness is a serious issue. It’s a disease that no one is willing to talk about. Unlike physical health, no one takes mental health seriously.World Mental Health Day is one of the only times people consider mental health. Many survivors come forward and talk about their struggles, how they overcame them. But does it [...]