THE WRITTEN WORD

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Where I Live

Withdrawal is a f**king ****. But first, some context. After chacha passed away in February, I have spent the past 8 months on anti-depressants. I have written about this earlier, right after I had my first breakdown. I was in an extremely dark place then, not really seeing the point of making any effort to… Continue reading Where I Live

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Development Shevlopment

I have been sitting on this article for a few weeks now and have been using Manto’s retort that the story will write itself as a valid excuse to not write. In reality, I have not known where to start, but I found inspiration while watching Newton. For the uninitiated, the film is about an… Continue reading Development Shevlopment

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

CONFESSIONS OF A RESTLESS MIND

A good friend recently shared a personal story about mental health, and spoke about how important it is to have conversations on it. I have been meaning to write this, but to articulate something this personal, and be brutally honest about it, is not something I have done before. So, be kind. I have been… Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A RESTLESS MIND

Asnah Anver, Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam

The Weekend Specials

TV Shows & Starters Jane the Virgin (2014-) Jane the Virgin is a great show, full of over the top drama, comedy, romance, and even mystery. But really the show is much more than what it first appears to be. While it follows the tropes of the soap opera genre (fun fact: the show is… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Asnah Anver, Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam

The Weekend Specials

Podcasts & Appetisers Looking Back with Leonard Cohen This week, amid the chaotic cocktail of politics and economics, we lost a great from the world of music and poetry - Leonard Cohen. Through his illustrious life and his profound meditations on life, religion, philosophy, even democracy, through performing, Cohen captured the imaginations of millions across the… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule, Mouli Banerjee, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

TV Shows & Starters Borgen For someone who lives on political dramas, I am surprised I haven't recommended this yet. Borgen is a Danish drama that focuses on the lives of the first female PM, her family, her spin doctor, and a young ambitious journalist. Think House of Cards but less dirty and more riveting.… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule

A Tale of Three Countries

If you ever thought, in a momentary brainfart perhaps, that misogyny is completely made up and a figment of people’s imaginations, then this past week offered up some reassurance that despite it being the 21st century, women are still treated as secondary citizens. What’s more, even famous women are subject to the same level of… Continue reading A Tale of Three Countries

Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

Podcasts & Appetisers Revolutions (Mike Duncan) I might be late to the party, but I am here to stay. I had heard of the History of Rome podcast, which shot Mike Duncan to fame, but it was Revolutions that got me interested. I'm still on the first season, which takes us from Charles I's ascendancy… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Vrinda Loiwal

The Weekend Specials

Books & Starters Seeing Like a Feminist (Nivedita Menon) The first book that equipped me, a layperson, to see the world through a feminist lens. I surprise myself by finding valuable learnings to be gleaned from the book each time I revisit a page.  Described thus: “For Nivedita Menon, feminism is not about a moment… Continue reading The Weekend Specials