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Just a few hundred metres away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD Belapur railway station in Navi Mumbai is the Belapur Creek. The quaint creek is my usual hangout. It has an odd charm, offering an escape from stressful monotony. This creek is also home to the local fisherfolk and is always bustling...
Twitter this week was ablaze with the debate surrounding Zomato’s decision to include 10 days of paid leave for all those who menstruate as ‘Period Leaves’. Though companies like Gozoop and Culture Machine are pioneers of Menstrual leaves in India, a household name like Zomato has clearly garnered more attention. While both sides of this...
After plating my freshly cooked pasta, I take a picture and send it on the family group, “Quarantine cooking, by yours truly!” Subsequent to receiving a bunch of compliments from my relatives, I rush to Maa. There she is, in the kitchen, in her element, cooking four dishes simultaneously for each one of us in...
A lotus always grows in the mud – a beauty that blooms from something seemingly unpleasant. The culture at SCMC is like that lotus that blooms in the murky waters of stress, pressure to complete assignments, exams and gossip. As I walked into this campus, I had a number of fears and expectations as to...
For centuries and even till date, members of the LGBTQ+ community have been subject to discrimination, unfair biases, societal isolation etc. They have been labelled as people with physiological and psychological abnormalities and also criminalized in several countries across the globe. One might think that with the very recent and widespread acceptance and appreciation of...
If you’re an avid user of social media, especially twitter, you’d be familiar with the phenomena of ‘Cancel Culture’.  In case you aren’t, the expression “cancelling” or “calling out” first made its debut somewhere in 2015 but became widely used in 2018. To put it simply, cancel culture can be understood as a form of...