Archive for: September, 2017

Debleena is an entrepreneur and a storyteller based in Bangalore. After 15 years of wrestling with corporate gloves across companies of various sizes, she realized that she is not really hand-in-glove with the corporate ladder climb. Her fine sense of direction made her get lost multiple times in the corporate cubicle...

Have you ever had a weird sex encounter and wondered if other people have had experiences as strange as yours? Reddit user whittingj asked people “What is your craziest/weirdest sexual encounter story?” and got some interesting answers. Here are the best ones: The strange case of the ‘paranormal erotica’ reader...

In recent development, being a “nerd” is cool again, but the original nerds never cared about the fashion statement of the word anyway. Answer our questions and we’ll tell who you relate as the cool nerd in the literary universe.

If you’re looking for mystical signs you should surely pick the number fourteen. It was some fourteen days ago as I write this that a conclave of fourteen Hindu religious organizations, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), issued a list of fourteen godpersons – yes, there’s a woman on the list – who, by...

For over twenty-five years, every time I read a good book, I wistfully told myself, someday, I too would write a story. I knew there was a story (if not a few) in me. It just needed, I convinced myself, the right time. Now and every moment, I deluded myself with ‘I have a full-time job, a fuller time wife and...

Want to know what direction you’ll take the Bhartiya Janta Party in? Take our quiz to know your BJP equivalent of a leader.

Saburi Pandit is a Literature Major, an avid reader, and always aspiring to be a better writer. She really enjoys analyzing and critiquing everything around her, from pop culture to a long-form essay to banal weather. She’s extremely interested in human lives and how they sustain each other. She sources my calm from...

In this extract from How The BJP Wins, Prashant Jha paints a picture of what happened in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh on the morning of 23 February 2017, the election day. On 23 February 2017, at 9 a.m., a hotel manager in Allahabad proudly showed the ink on his finger. ‘I have voted and cycle will win.’ Cycle is the...

Indian grandmothers: CONNECTIONS, CURIOSITY, BRAINPOWER! These qualities characterize practically every frail-looking grey-haired granny who hugs you after your parents have scolded for not doing your homework! Grandfathers might be rocking their lives away on the veranda, but when the household silver is stolen, it...

After eight nominations and five Emmy Awards, Big Little Lies has raised the bar when it comes to television adaptations of books. Here’s a list of 6 books that were turned into TV shows that should be on your list for your next binge-watching session: Big Little Lies The 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty, was adapted...