A new web series has triggered a generational debate over arranged marriage and matchmaking in India.
Breaking Through the Binaries
A new generation of filmmakers and influencers are rewriting the roles and representation of the LGBTQ community in pop culture.
Love is Complicated — and Marriage is a Strange Beast
Love is complicated. Being a parent sometimes brings out your own parent in you. Families share unspoken codes only their hearts can decipher. And marriage is a strange beast.
These are the only-too-real truths that Natasha Badhwar’s latest book 'Immortal for a Moment' mirrors back to you.
The Making of ‘Ladies First’, a Documentary on Archer Deepika Kumari
A glimpse behind the scenes of ‘Ladies First’, a new documentary on top-ranked Indian archer Deepika Kumari, made by husband-wife duo Uraaz Bahl and Shaana Levy Bahl.
How Sonam Kapoor Conquered the Virtual World
The Bollywood actress and fashion icon sure knows how to grab eyeballs. What is it that makes her social-media feed irresistible?
17 Ideas for Guilt-free Parenting in 2017
Enough with the self-judgement and guilt trips! Take these 17 vows to make parenting easier on yourself and your kids this year.
Doll, Diva, Digital Whiz – Will the Real Sunny Leone Please Stand Up?
Sunny Leone has used her superlative, carnally motivated command over the nation’s youth to huge profit. The more people Googled her, the more valuable her time and social media became.
10 Lessons Today’s Fashion Journalists Can Learn from Bill Cunningham
The fashion world mourned the death of famous photographer Bill Cunningham at the age of 87 this month. Here's what today's fashion scribes can learn from him.
The Husband Who Couldn’t Stop Buying Books and the Wife Who Couldn’t Stop Reading Them
Books bring my husband and I closer as a couple. We discuss what we read, and it is gratifying when we happen to love the same books. I give every book of his a chance – if I like the first chapter, I read it to the end.
Retouch Me Not! Kate Winslet and 8 Other Celebrities Against Photoshop
Award-winning actress Kate Winslet’s new stance against Photoshop has brought the topic to the fore, and has ‘retouched’ an old conversation. Here are other celebrities who have spoken up against excessive Photoshopping.
Silence for Strength and Healing
Surprisingly elusive, silence can be a source of great healing and strength when used right.
Insta-Love: Teens, Sex and Technology
Conservative values and sex-shy family communication are clashing with overtly sexual media messages wherever you turn, from Bollywood songs to Western TV shows to front pages of newspapers. One can forgive today’s urban parents for pulling their hair out in bewilderment at just where to draw the line when it comes to the thorny maze called adolescence.
Book Review: The Lives of Others, by Neel Mukherjee
As a citizen of 21st-century, wired, enthusiastic India, you’ll need courage to look this book in the eye, to face our truth, to see where we’ve come from. But you’ll also find courage within its pages.
Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The award-winning Australian novelist appears to have chosen a topic rather raw and personal in the writing of his book. His father was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway – which plays the backdrop for the action in the book.
Movie Review: Lucy
With Lucy, Johansson’s now managed to put herself in a league beyond mere cinema. She’s managed to embed herself in an entire generation’s psyche as the face, voice and representation of the super-evolved, consummate, ultimate human being. With a fabulous pout.