Category: Real Talk

Your Body

Your Body

  “Your body is a temple”, they all say. But what they don’t say is that our body is a temple which is continuously broken, damaged, hurt, torn, splintered, shattered, ruptured, all for the sake of an illusion- to erect a shiny, flawless, and a […]

The Curious Case of Internalized Misogyny

The Curious Case of Internalized Misogyny

When I was a kid, I was a major tomboy. Over-sized t-shirts, baggy jeans, sneakers, boyish haircut- I was THAT tomboy. And I loved being a tomboy. I was proud of being a tomboy because back then, it meant you were different from “other girls”. […]

Heads up, Pads out!

Heads up, Pads out!

  Back in school, finals month used to be the most stressful time of our lives, for all the obvious reasons. That is, until our periods showed up. Period week was the absolute worst. Finals week was NOTHING when compared to the horror of getting […]

Things Curly-Heads Are Tired of Hearing!

Things Curly-Heads Are Tired of Hearing!

  As a possessor of curls since ‘93, luscious and glorious than many, let me just say: this is all from experience. Every. Single. Thing. So without further ado, let me give you a rundown on “Things curly-heads are tired of hearing!”, just to keep […]

To All My Beautiful, Badass Ladies!

To All My Beautiful, Badass Ladies!

  Stop for a second. Don’t think. Let them mumble and grumble and yap. Breathe. Open your eyes. Blink. Give the ceiling a small, but beautiful, smirk. Now, get the hell up! Go running. Crunches, push-ups, squats, sweat, sweat, hustle, hustle till your muscles scream […]

“Girls, boys like it when..” How about N.O.

“Girls, boys like it when..” How about N.O.

  “Girls! Boys like it when you do the thing that you really hate doing!” “Here are 10 ways to utterly change yourself to snatch the man of your dreams!” “Must-try ridiculous concoctions for the female body to attract the male species!” “Ladies! Be yourself! […]

DARK AND UNBOTHERED

DARK AND UNBOTHERED

  For a country that is so diverse in culture, you would think we’d have different representations across all platforms in terms of face, skin colour, body, etc. Well, you thought wrong. And how wrong? As wrong as Vogue India was in putting Kendall Jenner […]

A Tattooed Miracle

A Tattooed Miracle

  Ah, there you are! I saw you, stumbling your way around all over the place. Walking around with a steady foot, a trip and a tilt, here and there. A stumble that made your eyes go wide. A fall so hard, and so full […]