Dealing with Insecurities

Someone once asked me what my greatest insecurity is and I naturally tried not to cringe.  I smiled as at least a dozen examples swarmed in my head. I pursed my lips and laconically tried to push the question away. Months later, this is me admitting that I am insecure about a lot of things. I … Continue reading Dealing with Insecurities

Based on an excerpt from Nivedita Menon’s “Seeing like a Feminist”

Dear readers, please bare in mind that I have still not finished reading the book and my views on the book are naturally susceptible to change, but I couldn't help but write this blog post on the few pages that I have read. For Nivedita Menon, feminism is not about the moment of final triumph … Continue reading Based on an excerpt from Nivedita Menon’s “Seeing like a Feminist”

Are Disney Princesses the best role models that your child should grow up idolising?

I have been obsessed with the idea of going to Disneyland for as long as I can remember, it was my "dream" destination as a child and I recently visited Disneyland, Paris at 20. When I now think of it in retrospect, I was made to believe the allusion of Disneyland as the happiest place … Continue reading Are Disney Princesses the best role models that your child should grow up idolising?

I just got back home and to be honest I did feel home sick a few times. I missed Bombay, it’s vivacious energy and its food that sets my taste buds on fire. I am exhausted after the 8 hour flight and can’t wait to collapse on my bed and hibernate but I’m writing this … Continue reading

Savita Halappanavar, a catalyst and the face of Ireland’s abortion referendum

  Until yesterday, Ireland had one of the most staunch and orthodox abortion laws in Europe that prohibited abortion. Since 1983, around 170,000 Irish women have gone abroad for terminations. Over the years, there have been countless cases of women being denied the right to abortion, even when their lives were in grave danger. One … Continue reading Savita Halappanavar, a catalyst and the face of Ireland’s abortion referendum