Lipstick Under Whose Burkha?

Warning: This review contains spoilers for the Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha When India’s Central Board of Film Certification denied certification to Alankrita Shrivastava's ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ under claims that it is “lady oriented” and concerns “their fantasy above life”, it was clear to most modern Indian women that I know that this was … Continue reading Lipstick Under Whose Burkha?



Fall asleep at the drop of a hat I've begun to act more and more like my cat. Sit down to work and the next thing I know I've been asleep for an hour or so. Constantly feeling drowsy, always wanting rest Days when I can nap a lot are definitely the best. Studying for … Continue reading zzz


A heaviness in my heart Throat feeling tight Glance up towards the ceiling Blinking. Illogical sadness Inexplicable, in a sense No one concrete reason I'm just feeling sort of Down. Distract myself with work Focus on this text Brain keeps wandering off Distracted Thinking of the same old things Wondering, musing, pondering A casual text … Continue reading .

Public Speech

Take a breath Walk up the steps Try not to trip. Stammer over your opening line Someone laughs Your heart does a flip. Ignore them all, Just keep speaking Now try to meet their eyes. Get louder, clearer, Growing in confidence It gets easier, to your surprise. State all your points - Cool, calm, collected … Continue reading Public Speech