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TREES, TEACHERS, THEATRE AND TIMBAKTU: JOURNEYS THAT GO BEYOND
MOLLY KAIRALY — SMASHING ‘POP SUSTAINABILTY’ ON HER WAY TO TIMBAKTU For all good reasons, I define by the jingoist lingoism of being woke. A little too woke about everything that crosses my path — something my partner’s friend once termed as ‘utopian idealism.’ Sarcasm?...
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THE TOXICITY OF GAY DATING APPS
Him: Hi! You look so cute! Me: Thanks, mind sharing a photo? Him: You first. Me: I have five photos of mine on the DP, please have a look. Him: Send nudes (an unsolicited dick pic pops up along with the message) Me: I am...
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THE WOES OF ONLINE DATING
We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with information, made available at our fingertips thanks to smart phones. We don’t need to go far to look for the things we need, the things we desire, information we seek, and, now, even the...
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HOW TO NOT HINDER YOUR CHANCES ON TINDER
How does one get matched on Tinder? This is a tough question. It is an ambiguous question. It is a stupid question. Ask not what Tinder can do for you, but how you can avoid being a creepy dude. As a heterosexual man, I have...
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THESE STORY TELLERS OF MAGICAL TALES
What books did you read as a child in India? They were likely by Western writers — beautiful stories that you certainly enjoyed, but that might not have represented or reflected much of what went on in your own life. You probably were not familiar...
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TREAT YOURSELF TO A YUMMY IFTAR
A SWEET SLICE OF THE MALABAR We asked Anoosha Maqbool to share with us a traditional iftari treat from her kitchen. The homemaker chose to indulge us with a family heirloom recipe of a rich and fragrant Kaipola or the Malabari Banana Cake   Anoosha...
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NINE RASAS. NINE TABOOS. NINE THINGS WE NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT.
WHERE SEX IS JUST EXCESS Asexuality is a lesser known identity on the LGBTQI+ spectrum due to the limited voices echoed in mainstream media. Raveena Joseph speaks to Pushpa Achanta about the asexual experience…   When Pushpa Achanta discovered the truth about her sexuality, she...
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LOOKING TOWARDS THE STARS
THE ECONOMICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE At a time when companies are under fire for not handling sexual harassment allegations that happen within their premises, RAVEENA JOSEPH discusses why it would be in their best interest to care about violence in an employee’s home   WHY...
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