Diaries

Sex & Relationships

He doesn't listen to me because I am a woman: A tale of every wife/girlfriend out there

God has blessed men with many powers. Not listening to women is just one of them.

Life

The shopping woes of a woman who just refuses to wear anything feminine

No, I don't suffer from identity crisis. I just love androgynous fashion.

Life

The India vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy final is a nightmare for me

Why does the India vs Pakistan cricket match have to be a bigger celebration than anything else in the world?

Sex & Relationships

What does it mean to be a feminist in a relationship?

We feminists are not cold-hearted, man-hating witches that we are assumed to be.

Life

I hate being called a lesbian. Call me queer instead

Being queer is very different from being a lesbian.

Sex & Relationships

Men have performance anxiety--I have orgasm anxiety. Here's why

The point of sex is achieving orgasm. Or is it?

Life

"Don't wear yellow, you'll look like a taxi" and other ridiculous advises no dusky girl ever signed up for

As if there weren't enough problems in the world to deal with, that I have to consider my complexion a problem.

Life

Apparently, I can't wear black because I'm newly married. Why doesn't the same rule apply to my husband?

Marriage can't dictate my choices and that includes my love for the colour black.

Life

Wearing a bra in this heat sucks. But thanks to lecherous men, I have to wear it everyday

It's difficult to breathe in a bra but the shame is too much to bear.

Life

"Your husband will feel he's married a man," and other things I've been told for having small breasts

Please stop paying so much attention to my breasts. It's none of your beeswax.

Health

This is what the life of an insomniac looks like

The exhaustion and the frustration can't be put into words.

Beauty

Getting my hair coloured is the best thing I have ever done for my tresses

I feel more confident leaving my hair open, now.

Life

Summer heat makes me want to chop my hair, but I am a woman and log kya kahenge...

"Women are supposed to have long hair," is what I have been told for years.

Life

I don't fast during Ramzan when I am on my period because I care about my health. Stop calling me unholy

I am not fasting during Ramzan, but it's not because I am a pariah.

Life

I am a newly-married woman, and I don't see the point stepping out wearing my marital status on my dupatta

Why should I start dressing up like a Christmas tree just because I am married?

Life

I hate waxing. But, I would rather endure the pain than show my body hair

Waxing hurts. But, I am a woman and pain is a gift, right?

Life

I window shop when I am stressed--and it's the best therapy ever!

The best part about window shopping is that I don't have to spend a dime to make myself feel better.

Life

My ex-boyfriend is now my best friend--probably because I'm gay

You can be friends with your ex--terms and conditions applied!

Life

Watching make-up tutorials ruined my self-esteem

No matter the make-up products you employ in your arsenal, the results will never be as good as you see on the screen.

Sex & Relationships

Confession time: Rejecting men gives me sadistic pleasure

I'll quit playing games with their hearts, when they quit playing games with mine.

Life

This is what it's like to be an Indian woman on a nude beach

Nude beaches are great fun, but only if you're the one confidently donning a bikini.

Beauty

Make-up woes of a woman with large pores: Here's why I hate wearing foundation

Thanks to my crater-like pores, flawless foundation face is a distant dream.

Life

I am a tomboy and I am not happy about wearing a lehenga on my wedding day

I would rather wear plain jeans than look like a decorated Christmas tree.

Life

A letter to the nosy aunty who gossips about me coming home late at night

You can make a superb spy. Please don't waste your talent on me.

Life

An ode to my moustache: I really wish I could let you go

You are, and will always be, my one true love.

Beauty

I got my pre-bridal done a week before my wedding, and it was the stuff of nightmares

Take it from the horse's mouth, it can go really down south.

Life

I am a Muslim woman, and thank you bhakts but I don't need any saving

Instead, let's save women (of all religions) from sexual violence, please.

Life

Here's the downside of being an emotionally intelligent girl

Being smart comes at a price. What has the world come to?

Life

I'm a lesbian woman, and I'm effin' tired of hearing these stupid things

Straight people, if you have a query, Google it!

Beauty

Boys, some of us love our winged liners and smokey eyes. So stop with the make-up shaming

Because when our eyeliner is on-point, our whole life is on-point. Also because we believe in #BeautyOverBullying.

Health

I binge ate for a whole damn week, and this is what happened to my body

I refuse to look beyond maa-ki-haath-ki daal for the next one month--at least.

Life

I am an only child and let me tell you, growing up was a struggle

Who says being an only child is awesome?

Life

5 things I get to hear when I tell people that I am a Muslim and a vegetarian

At times I am made to feel that I am betraying my faith by saying no to a juicy piece of KFC chicken!

Sex & Relationships

The stages of a breakup, as explained by a terribly anxious person

Heartbreaks suck, more so when you are anxious AF!

Sex & Relationships

Love is a neurochemical conspiracy and it's making my life miserable!

When you've got endorphins and oxytocin having a cocktail party in your brain, it's hard not to be a fool.

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