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10 Graphic-Novels guaranteed to make you a comic connoisseur

More than just strung-together pictures, a graphic novel has evolved into a respected genre in its own right. They’re certainly my favourite reads. Here are ten of the best, all of which are responsible for elevating this marriage between art and literature to a whole new level. Consider this my A-B-Cs of the graphic novel curriculum.   The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb What it’s about: The …

The Cycle of Relationships

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Billions of in the world, and every single one of them fall in and out of love in a singular fashion. Don’t shoot the messenger. You might miss the message.     Some things happen for a reason. Others just come by season.    Related posts: Pink reminded me how urban cities like Delhi browbeat working women Relationships What’s behind the Burqa? AntzDoodles for Pyjama People …

#ShilpaShettyReviews: the funniest one liners from yesterday’s madness

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The last few days have been pretty heavy with the Pride Week and stories from the LGBTQ gang… so Shilpa Shetty’s apparent faux pas yesterday came as a definite breather. Reacting to news that Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings was now a a part of school syllabus in ICSE boards, Shetty suggested that books like Little Women and Animal Farm be a part …

Sh*T Heteros Say

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  “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.” –Morgan Freeman “What is straight?  A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”  — Tennessee Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire” “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a …

10 Must-Read Books about Violence Against Women

10 Must-Read Books about Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We thought the best way to celebrate it would be to put together a list of books that inform and educate about the prevelance and repercussions of violence against women. Take a look: The Courage to Heal – Third Edition – Revised and Expanded: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse …

Relationships

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Relationships + Friendships “Nothing brings you together like a common enemy.” – David Foster Wallace 365 Days of Relationship “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” – George Eliot Related posts: 10 Graphic-Novels guaranteed to make you a comic connoisseur Urban Talk: snippets eavesdropped across India The Cycle of Relationships Sh*T Heteros Say

The supermoon of the century seen through 16 stunning pictures

Supermoon, November 2016

The moon last night appeared at its largest and brightest best, making for the greatest supermoon seeen since 1948. Visible in great detail, the closest moon of the year — and the century — had people rushing to capture it in all its glory. We put together some of the best images that were captured: A supermoon partly covered by clouds is seen behind Wat …

Uncomfortable Truths

Over Thinking “You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” – Anthony Hopkins. Armchair Activist “Serve yourself” – Benjamin Franklin   Related posts: Sh*T Heteros Say On Beauty Fall in India: Expectation vs Reality I’m an Optimist

After Hours, a photo essay about our shadow selves

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sheetThe night starts all glitz and gold-tinted glasses. Each girl is a pristine protagonist  revelling in her perfection. But then, night ends and the sun hasn’t yet risen. In these in between hours, something darker comes forward from the shadows.   Life stops. Goals shift. You stop caring about being about naughty or nice. The realisation hits: you’re not going to live this life twice.   To feel the simplicity of being yourself. Not for him, …

I’m an Optimist

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Karma ‘The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it’ – George Bernard Shaw Diwali ‘Wishing you a clean and peaceful diwali!’ – Everyone Also, headlines often lie. Related posts: It is Diwali: turn down the noise and turn up the swag! Relationships Sh*T Heteros Say College: the best years of your life?