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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 …

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 …

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

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

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?

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: NYE will probably suck, but your outfit doesn’t have to! Pyjama Pantaloonies Guest Post: 13 women artists from India that …

On Beauty

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On Beauty Nail Polish A thing of beauty is a joy forever, said John Keats. Clearly, he’d never used nail polish.     On Bangs When you’re at your “gonna cut my own bangs” glass of wine. Related posts: #ShortHairDontHair: Five ways to style your short bob! 10 Graphic-Novels guaranteed to make you a comic connoisseur Fall in India: Expectation vs Reality College: the best years of …

The Mall Generation

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If then this tendency toward collectivization is mutation there is no reason to suppose it is for the better – John Steinbeck, in Sea of Cortez Related posts: College: the best years of your life? AntzDoodles for Pyjama People #4: Learning from Pain AntzDoodles for Pyjama People #5: Needles are a girl’s best friend Sh*T Heteros Say

Fall in India: Expectation vs Reality

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When only the fashion industry thinks Summer is over, and the climate is like: Nope!  Related posts: As nations speak of wars, a small group of creatives focus on Indo-Pak’s common narratives through the eyes of young artists #TrueStory: Overheard in Fashion Week: Amazon India Spring/Summer 2017 Urban Talk: snippets eavesdropped across India On Beauty

Urban Talk: snippets eavesdropped across India

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Urban Indian Talk   Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge:  Isaac Asimov     We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters: Gloria Steinem      We …