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Friendship Relationship

Are the poems still wandering around  barbed wires and frisking hands of the khakis?

Can We Still Be Friends, Raqif? The Story Of A Friendship That Gave Me My First Poem

The poet tells us about the sensory and sad moment when these poems were born. She pens the pain, ‘How the voices are coming/with weeping noises/and shattered images/after the throat has long been slit!’

03 August 2022

Diary: Friendship At A Mouseclick

Now, all it takes to become a ‘friend’ is the click of a mouse. After this act, as if by magic, you have unlimited access to each other’s lives.


Lust & longing: She & He

Casual Sex: Wham, Bam, Thank You

Sex is no longer seen as something that a man takes from a woman, but as an activity between two consenting individuals


Late night chai, pakoda and adda.

Late Night Chai, Pakoras And Silliness In The city – The Permanence Of Friendship

The writer wonders if the world of friendship would be a better place if people would not avoid befriending sad people. She writes that she had made a pact with her friends that no matter what, they will lend their ears to...

03 August 2022

Dreams & Memories: Poems On Friendship

These poems address the idea of friendship, reminding us of how we are stronger from knowing that someone else believes in us and is glad we exist


Friendship Day: An IAS Officer Recollects His Childhood Friend

Can there be eternal friendships in our otherwise transient lives? How could I then forget all about my childhood friend, Dinesh?

16 September 2022

Friendship day (Representative image).

Friendship Day: How Did We Get Here? Exploring Friendship From Ancient Times To Now

When was the first time human beings on the planet felt the feeling of closeness and need for a support system? When was Friendship Day declared to commemorate the popular symbols of affection between people?

30 July 2022

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Past lives: Stars hanging in my house as reminders of many friendships

Friendship Day: Friendships Between A Reporter And Her Subjects That Refuses To End

Unusual bonds, forged out of adversity, grudging accommodation and mutual respect, on the margins of society

12 August 2022

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30 July 2022
The Fear Of Losing Friends

The Fear Of Losing Friends

We live in the age of pyar dosti hai on the one hand, and opposite sexes cannot stay friends on the other


12 August 2022
Evading Everest’s ‘Death Zone’ With A Friend

Evading Everest’s ‘Death Zone’ With A Friend

No amount of training and knowledge would have made the writer summit Mt Everest without the camaraderie of his climbing buddy


12 August 2022
Friendship Day: Hindi Cinema And Its Many Stories Of 'Dosti'

Friendship Day: Hindi Cinema And Its Many Stories Of 'Dosti'

Dosti, Dostana, Yaarana...Bollywood friendship often comes in similar shades


12 August 2022
Cyber Bonds: A Story About Virtual Friends

Cyber Bonds: A Story About Virtual Friends

He began to imagine a time when we won’t be able to separate our physical and cyber selves


12 August 2022
Friends With Benefits: Hey, Could You Help Me With...?

Friends With Benefits: Hey, Could You Help Me With...?

Can we add power to the hackneyed checklist of things that matter in friendships, along with those hackneyed concepts of love, time spent and experiences...


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12 August 2022
Friendship Day: How Delhi Riots, Covid Lockdown Forged Many Friendships

Friendship Day: How Delhi Riots, Covid Lockdown Forged Many Friendships

Sticking together in crisis is a hallmark of true friendship. The 2020 Delhi riots and the Covid lockdown that followed, threw up some memorable examples.


12 August 2022
Friendships From Literature Reside In Us As Memories And Make Us Better Human Beings

Friendships From Literature Reside In Us As Memories And Make Us Better Human Beings

Our classical texts are replete with many different examples of friendships, from Andal to Kamban, Valmiki to Ghalib


12 August 2022
On Disability And Loneliness: A Room Of Our Own

On Disability And Loneliness: A Room Of Our Own

A personal account of living with an illness and bonding with the like-minded over disability, disease, queerness and poetry


27 August 2022
Sisterhood Of Solidarities: How Women Band Together To Fight Injustice And Oppression

Sisterhood Of Solidarities: How Women Band Together To Fight Injustice And Oppression

In a male-dominated world that forces women to inculcate patriarchal morality and pull down other women, there are those who defy these norms through...


01 August 2021
Friendship Day Special: 10 Movies You Should Watch With Your Gang

Friendship Day Special: 10 Movies You Should Watch With Your Gang

In movies, the emotion of friendship has been revered since the dawn of time. Some famous friendship connections have been featured in movies, from Jai-Veeru...


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