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We are all beggars of love (Representative image)

Book Excerpt: We Are All Beggars Of Love

You can’t explain love to a plant or philosophy to a dog. We feel only what we understand. And he felt love for me. He wanted me to understand that.

12 March 2022

'The things I do for love'

Short Story: The Things I Do For Love 

When my father invited the tall, fat man to stay for the night before he took a friend from the farm, I sat by Cola’s side that whole night.


Love versus terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s fictional letter to Nathuram Godse

Love Versus Terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s Fictional Letter To Nathuram Godse

‘You think ill of me but I would think well of you and your family and friends and you would ultimately realise that in this tug of war between terror and love, there could be only one winner: love.’


Notes from my journal: Ruminations on memory, love and leadership.

Notes From My Journal: Ruminations On Memory, Love And Leadership

A young woman writer navigates through personal and professional spaces, recording moments that shape us.

12 March 2022

Of quiet goodbyes, departure and global warning.

Poems: Of Quiet Goodbyes, Departure And Global Warning

What sound do you hear when your loved ones leave? What if the sluggish earthworm burrowing the earth get cemented?


Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar Gets Her Wedding Date Tattooed On Her Arm

Actress-singer Shibani Dandekar had tattooed actor-director Farhan Akhtar’s name on her neck before, but post their wedding, she got her wedding date tattooed on her arms.

28 February 2022

An unusual love story

A Love Story Laced With The Sense Of An Ending

For a year, Reema carried on her unspoken love affair with Rashid: Texting him, meeting him at restaurants, losing herself in his warm embrace at hotels.

06 March 2022

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As bisexual, how I navigate my sexuality within the bounds of a committed heterosexual relationship.

How I Navigate My Sexuality As A Bisexual Woman

The protagonist of my first novel is bisexual, but not ashamed of being one. She is neither defined nor restricted by her sexuality. In crafting her, I have found a way to express the part of me that I didn’t know how to.

27 February 2022

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26 February 2022
Alia Bhatt On Relationship With Ranbir Kapoor: 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'

Alia Bhatt On Relationship With Ranbir Kapoor: 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has come a long way from ‘Student Of The Year’ to her latest movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. She will complete 10 years in...


26 February 2022
An Interfaith Love Story: How I Met Zuva, My Soul, My Life

An Interfaith Love Story: How I Met Zuva, My Soul, My Life

'When I left the Valley for the plains, the search for love left me with a broken heart. On the last assignment at my old workplace, however, I found true love'


24 February 2022
'Bigg Boss 15' Contestant Vishal Kotian Reveals About Wedding Plans

'Bigg Boss 15' Contestant Vishal Kotian Reveals About Wedding Plans

Reality show 'Big Boss' contestant reveals his marriage plans with girlfriend Payal Shetty


19 February 2022
Love Story: An Unbroken Promise

Love Story: An Unbroken Promise

The darkness and depth of the night were soothing the souls with its spell-binding silence. The pale crescent moon shone like a silvery claw in the night sky.


17 February 2022
Poem: The Lévi-Strauss Kind Of Love

Poem: The Lévi-Strauss Kind Of Love

Our shadow has flatfoot and it rolls down/to the estuary of obscure.


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14 February 2022
Behula and Urvashi: Poems On The Deities In Love

Behula and Urvashi: Poems On The Deities In Love

In the mythology, while Behula’s love won over hatred and curses, Urvashi, the apsara, experienced tremendous pain when proposing to the man she desired.


14 February 2022
In Love With Love, Actually: A 15-Year-Old Muses

In Love With Love, Actually: A 15-Year-Old Muses

At 15, I wanted to write. I wanted to feel. Thirty-odd years after I first wrote lines on tingling sensation, the rush of blood and the momentary blinding, I...


14 February 2022
Showing Love On Social Media And The Psychology Behind It

Showing Love On Social Media And The Psychology Behind It

A couple can spend a gloriously romantic evening complete with the cliched candlelight dinner, and slow dancing, but the memory wouldn’t become real until it...


14 February 2022
My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

In 2009, self-styled moral custodians of Sri Ram Sena attacked women and men at a bar in Mangalore. In the weeks that followed, pink 'chuddies' by protesting...


15 February 2022
Poems On Love, Loss And Abandonment  

Poems On Love, Loss And Abandonment  

My ascetic body does not touch/My flesh of longing My eyes waiting to find/And look at everything/They had ever lost


14 February 2022
Love Story: An Unfolded Letter Sent To The Moon

Love Story: An Unfolded Letter Sent To The Moon

Zurich, 12 years ago: The bed sheet was silk, its luster almost a mirage. Your embrace, the shelter of a tree in monsoons. Fade Out: There is no smoke now,...


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14 February 2022
How To Love Unconditionally

How To Love Unconditionally

My daughter once spoke rudely to me. But I forgave her. That’s what love, the greatest healer, is all about: To forgive and, sometimes, to forget.


08 February 2022
Love Story: Same Feeling, A Decade Apart

Love Story: Same Feeling, A Decade Apart

We met in a hospital ward. When I looked into his eyes, there was a spark; it lighted up every inch of my being. When we met again ten year later, from that...


05 February 2022
Love Story: Build Your Country Around My Body

Love Story: Build Your Country Around My Body

A refugee from East Pakistan, Amala Manna loses her younger brother Kartik, within moments of crossing over to India. At a refugee camp in Gariahata, she meets...


31 January 2022
Ankita Lokhande: I Will Never Compromise My Love For Somebody Else

Ankita Lokhande: I Will Never Compromise My Love For Somebody Else

Actress Ankita Lokhande, who returns to ‘Pavitra Rishta 2.0’ season two speaks about how the show will be different, and also gives an insight into her...


30 January 2022
All The Lost Winters: A Daughter’s Letter to Her Father 

All The Lost Winters: A Daughter’s Letter to Her Father 

My memory of you is frozen in time in the winters that you did not spend with me. The presence of your Trench coat in my life makes me think that I will...


27 January 2022
Meera And Lalla, Two Women Mystics And Their Poems Of Love, Longing, Surrender

Meera And Lalla, Two Women Mystics And Their Poems Of Love, Longing, Surrender

Meera’s songs are not only popular in Merta, her hometown but across the country. Her songs have been recorded by Indian classical vocalists and by several...


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