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By Zehra Kazmi:  It’s an interesting co-incidence that the month of Ramzan coincides with LGBTQI+ Pride Month this year. The legal validation given to homosexuality in Ireland and USA was ...
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By Nissim Mannathukkaren:  “I am proud that, like Mark Twain, I have been able to use humour to lessen people’s hatred.” — African-American comedian Richard Pryor If we are to go ...
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By Kanika Katyal: Singer-actor Monica Dogra, recently let out a ‘call-to-action’ for her new project, Shiver, which aims to appeal to “legislators all over the world to decriminalise all consensual ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: When The Hindu came out with a survey regarding the lack of diversity in Bollywood movies, it opened up a debate on the layers of discrimination that are inherent ...
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By Zehra Kazmi:  If we turn the pages of history, we can see how language has led to wars. It remains one of the most potent tools of influence in ...
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By Pallavi Ghosh: Journalism, for Gandhi, could “be useful and serviceable to the country only when it becomes unselfish and when it devotes its best for the service of the ...
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By Arati Nair:  The restaurant down the kerb, Gymkhana, won the prestigious 2014 National Restaurant Award. The highlights of its delectable menu include samosa papdi chat, pulao rice, chicken tikka ...
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By Sayantani Jana:  So turns out a lot many of you agree with us that ‘Music – On, World – Off’. Thrilled with the response we got when we asked ...
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By Zehra Kazmi:  Ramzan is obviously an important month for me but it’s true that I have been thinking about it more since I am writing a column on it. ...
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By Sakshi Jain:  “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it” – Alfred Hitchcock . The early ‘horror’ movies during the 1970s and ‘80s were ...
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By Paromita Vohra: There’s a curiously distant feeling about the rise and rise of Sunny Leone, from the time she entered Indian households via Bigg Boss in 2012 to April ...
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By Yummraj:  We invited you to share the best of your worst eating out experiences, here’s the answer to our call for a #foodhorrorstory. A sportswear marketer by profession, Yummraj ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: This Saturday night, a charred body was found near the railway tracks close to the station at Sindhi in Wardha district of Madhya Pradesh. The body has ...
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By Zehra Kazmi:  While most of us are celebrating Ramzan this month, in China, the Chinese government has decided to ban civil servants, students and teachers from fasting during the ...
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By Vinnie Singh:  So turns out a lot many of you agree with us that ‘Music – On, World – Off’. Thrilled with the response we got when we asked ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  A new season of True Detective has just started, but . While it wouldn’t be too much to expect the same amount of thrill from the makers ...
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By Tanvi Berwah: I am 24, and I love Young Adult fiction. Despite the whole “grow up” insinuations that are thrown at me every now and then, I think carving ...
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By Kruti Joshi:  The current entertainment landscape can largely be identified by the domination of reality shows and YouTube. Online platforms such as YouTube coupled with reality TV shows have ...
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By Zehra Kazmi:  You don’t eat or drink anything till the evening. You have to wake up really early for sehari (I cannot possibly fast without that). You have to ...
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By Aindrila Chaudhuri: The reactions of some feminist activists and the BDSM community to the book series ‘50 Shades of Grey’ and its subsequent Hollywood onscreen adaptation was mostly in ...
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By Zehra Kazmi for Youth Ki Awaaz:  A few days back, I woke up to find my editor’s excited, frantic messages offering me to work on a series of articles on ...
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By Rishvik Chanda: Many fear the demise of Indian culture and see modernization and westernization as the villains. Religion is a very important part of Indian society, and therefore a ...

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