Open letter to an Indian Minister who trembles when girls drink BEER

Hello Mr Parrikar, Hope you’re still basking in the glory of being the Chief Minister of Goa – the only place Indians can actually relax in – because, you know, you now have the opportunity to destroy something beautiful. From what I understand, that is the expertise of your party. And what is better for…

What This School for Deaf and Blind Students Can Make You Do!

“Make children service providers, not service seekers.” Patiala School for Deaf and Blind (India), situated in the Royal city of Patiala in Punjab and established in 1967, is the third deaf-blind school in India for the children with multiple disability of visual and hearing impairment. A handicap can’t render life impossible. This school aims at…

How dare you put “Lipstick Under Your Burkha”?

It was twelve years ago when the theaters in India sold tickets for a film that promisingly broke all stereotypes of what a film should look like. A film which told the story of a young homosexual man, who was HIV + and how his life unfolded in a system which could ‘legally’ keep such…

The tragedy of triple talaq (divorce)

An opinion piece for Polit on the injustice of a norm under Islam that gives a man the privilege to say ‘divorce’ (talaq) thrice that means the end-all and be-all of a marriage.