Perspectives- #2 Frank Bruni

This New York Times columnist is a revelation to me. His writings are smooth and provoke me to think emotionally. I happened to read two of his pieces, both fine ones, and it left me going back in time to look into my own life and my relationships with my father and sibling. I have supportive parents.... Continue Reading →

Perspectives- #1 Chimamanda Adichie

This series, 'Perspectives' will have everything that I learn these days, which I feel I could share with you all. It could be well-written pieces, small things that I felt were significant enough, awesome articles or books that I stumbled upon etc. I am fortunate to be a part of an amazing group of students,... Continue Reading →

Gender Roles and Body Shaming

'Konjam odamba kora. Apo thaan kalyanathuku apram sari a irukum' (tone down a little only then it would be perfect after marriage) 'Let the menfolk eat first. Let's serve food for them' These are common sentences we get to hear in a typical Indian household. Be it a family gathering or just a couple of family... Continue Reading →

Tea Kadai Bench

Tea Kadai Bench indicates the benches put outside the tea shops in South India. In this part of the country, this is not just a mere aspect of timepass. It is much more than that. Tea kadai benches are the places were the menfolk in the rural areas catch up with the latest news and... Continue Reading →

Quarter Bottle

Good news or bad news, the one thing that remains a constant in the variable equation that is life, is the Quarter Bottle, a.k.a alcohol.   Tamilnadu has its alcohol market regulated in a weird way.  The liquor in the state is supplied by TASMAC, which is a state owned enterprise.  The bars and retail... Continue Reading →

Nirbhaya and Nightlife

Well, One of the most remarkable feature of Chennai as a city is that it is safer than many other metro cities.   With decent connectivity and helpful people, it is easy to survive in Chennai. When incidents of harassment and rapes were haunting the country's capital, Chennai stood strong with its record of claiming... Continue Reading →

Margazhi

Madras or Chennai, is incomplete without the famed "Margazhi" festival. Margazhi is a tamil month which falls roughly between the 15th of December and 14th of January. This month is famous for Fine arts, in Chennai. Numerous sabhas organise concerts and programmes classical dance and music. It is a month filled with music and dance all... Continue Reading →

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