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7 | Feminists, welcome.

Ok. I’m sorry. It’s literally been, like, six months since I last posted anything onto this blog – where has the year gone?! Did you even notice? I barely did – felt like I was uploading Mallu Aunty's guest post just yesterday. Or last week, at least. On the bright side, one reason for my brief hiatus lies … Continue reading 7 | Feminists, welcome.

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1 | Ramblings of an overzealous candidate of love

I 'started' this blog a little while ago. And by that, I mean that I thought of a name for this blog and registered on this site. Fast forward two years, and now I think I am ready to write! The last two years have been a rollercoaster. From completing my postgraduate studies, to finding my … Continue reading 1 | Ramblings of an overzealous candidate of love

8 | Guest Post: To all the haters – Love, Aunty

The most recent guest post on (a) Bad Aunty, and all the resultant flak directed at her, prompted this response. Don't get me wrong, the reactions towards her were no-doubt well deserved - even I admit to having a few dark thoughts about what I’d say to her, but preferably under the cover of darkness… … Continue reading 8 | Guest Post: To all the haters – Love, Aunty

7 | Guest Post: Bad Aunty and Misunderstood

This is a high school story - don’t roll your eyes at me! And not only is this a teenage-drama, it's also filled to the brim with shady-Indian-Auntyness, and why they are notorious. Once upon a decade ago, there was a girl. Let’s call her Misunderstood (M). She became friends with Naughty Girl (NG) at the … Continue reading 7 | Guest Post: Bad Aunty and Misunderstood

6 | Guest Post: An open response to Guest Post 5

Tips for Avoiding Marriage Pressure. In response to ‘Mallu I am’ I want to help you. Things are really bad right now and I know it seems hopeless, but there are things you can do! This is the time when you have to be brave. Communicate. Tell you parents (in the most daring way possible without … Continue reading 6 | Guest Post: An open response to Guest Post 5

5 | Guest Post: MALLU I AM – A poem

MALLU I AM. So I said A sense of pride so I felt. But now... But now... A burden it has become. A heaviness I feel. A curse, perhaps? Dramatic I seem But all I hear is: MARRIAGE. MARRIAGE. MARRIAGE. Mallu I am. Mallu I am not. A bit of both? Confused, I am. Oh … Continue reading 5 | Guest Post: MALLU I AM – A poem

2 | Shared Post: ‘Stay out of the sun, Wonder Woman!’

My friend, Boots in Summer, just went wild with an idea I was flirting with (my ideas-flirt-game is strong, if nothing else)! Follow the link below to read the whole hilarious theory on what it would be like if Wonder Woman was Indian. The image I've used is an edit of work done by Roshan Shinde; … Continue reading 2 | Shared Post: ‘Stay out of the sun, Wonder Woman!’

4 | Guest Post: Not your typical wedding story

At least, not a story about wedding ceremonies. I once went to a wedding in the UK. My cousin was tying the knot and the guest list was just shy of 1000 people - which is totally normal for Gujarati families - but it was the biggest wedding I had ever been to, and the … Continue reading 4 | Guest Post: Not your typical wedding story

6 | Probably just PVS*ing

Disclaimer: This is going to be one mother of a rant I’ve been single for a while now, but I have noticed a new restlessness. I mean, I’ve been single. Now, I know this is not a good reason to not be single, but come on! How long does a girl need to wait? At some point, whether arranged … Continue reading 6 | Probably just PVS*ing

3 | Guest Post: Rice and other drugs

Disclaimer: Varkeychan enjoys using strong and very vivid language 'A bird will always use another bird’s feathers to feather its own nest.' White powder disturbingly reminiscent of cocaine covers the kitchen counter. Amma is frantically gathering it up and screaming at me to get out of bed. What the fuck is she doing? The windows, like … Continue reading 3 | Guest Post: Rice and other drugs

1 | Shared Post: In light of all the ugly in the world right now, a gentle reminder

When I was at school, a friend gave me a book titled: The difference between Christians and Muslims. At 15 years old, I was not particularly interested in reading such a book, however, out of respect for our friendship I read the book. Ahmed, I am thankful now, I am thankful that I don’t live […] … Continue reading 1 | Shared Post: In light of all the ugly in the world right now, a gentle reminder