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Toss and Talk: What does our surprise at Trump’s victory in the United States say about us?

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Avantika: So, it’s been a helluva week, guys. All of us were following the US presidency for different reasons. And, none of us predicted this outcome. How does everyone feel about Trump 2016? Janani: Will kick off by saying that I was 100% sure that Trump wouldn’t win and then the margin with which he won left me reflecting a lot on my understanding of …

Missing The Point: celebrity sound bites.

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There’s an ad infinite number of times that celebrities have hit the target, but missed the point. These two are just my favourites 😉 It should not be hard to guess, but let’s play a game where you tell me who these celebrities are. #FunGameToPlayWhileDrunk! Related posts: #GetLocal: Inside Modi’s constituency: Maninagar, Gujarat 12 Kickass Body Positive Instagram accounts you should follow if you’re not already About …

#SoDelhi: capital comics on the capital city

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So Delhi F-monster Upper middle-class aunties This comic is not an attempt at pointing fingers and removing the onus of this behaviour off myself. I feel like at some level we are all hypocrites who feel sympathetic to others and their stories and don’t see how exploitative we are in our everyday lives. The choice of the aunties was made merely for humorous purposes. Related …

A call to celebrate working women

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A short while ago, I had a strange conversation with an old friend. It was her anniversary. I was congratulating her, and she began joking about me not posting a picture on Facebook. She was teasing me for being sincere only online. She wasn’t half wrong: I hadn’t seen her since the wedding. She’d been in town a few times, but I work well past dinnertime, and …

#RepublicDay: A tribute to the heroines of the Indian independence movement

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Before we could become a republic, India had to overthrow its colonial oppressor in a battle that lasted nearly a century, fought equally by members of both sexes. Our history books have little or nothing to say about the courageous women who fought alongside their male counterparts. So, today, as you’re watching the parade and enjoying your holiday, take a minute to pay homage to …

12 Kickass Body Positive Instagram accounts you should follow if you’re not already

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It’s hard to love yourself amidst the photoshop perfected pictures strewn all around the world. Truth Bomb though: No one looks pretty all the time IRL, nor is anyone perpetually ugly. Selfies can be a form of proud expression, but the wait for that 11th like on Insta can be pretty harrowing for, you know, us humans. On the other end of the spectrum, for some, …