Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Urban Poverty: We May Have Missed The Point

There's been one article that's been trending on many of our newsfeeds over the past couple of days. Buzzfeed published an article about “Millennials” (God, I hate this term) being the urban poor that we don't notice. ICYMI, the article talks about how “millennials” have internalised societal pressure to keep up appearances, even at the… Continue reading Urban Poverty: We May Have Missed The Point

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Left, Right, Left: Marching to the Beat of Ideology

This is everything on the table: I grew up in the '90s in a middle class, urban, educated family in Bangalore. This is not to say that my parents were rich. My father had lost both his parents by the age of 26, and he worked hard to stay standing on his two feet. I… Continue reading Left, Right, Left: Marching to the Beat of Ideology

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Review: Not so funny, Mrs. Funnybones

I haven't really followed Twinkle Khanna's column except for reading an occasional article that went viral on social media. It was the hype around, and reviews of, her debut book, Mrs.Funnybones, that made me buy it. Mrs. Funnybones is a memoir of sorts. Twinkle Khanna writes about what it's like to be an urban, educated,… Continue reading Review: Not so funny, Mrs. Funnybones

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Breaking News: Maharashtra Government seeks to set guidelines on type of underwear to be worn

Following the President’s nod for the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, which penalises the slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, as well as the possession of beef (5 years jail sentence and Rs.10,000 fine), the government is now seeking to set a restriction on thongs and other types of lingerie. Determined to exude influence on… Continue reading Breaking News: Maharashtra Government seeks to set guidelines on type of underwear to be worn