Why Doordarshan is telecasting Hindu supremacist serials like Ramayana and Mahabharat, which was responsible for the murderous Ramjanmbhoomi movement, despite knowing that Muslims were massacred in Delhi last month only?

Wow! That’s one loaded question, Anonymous. I understand why you preferred to be Anonymous now. Okay, now the question. It’s too full of assumptions, presumptions and invitations for hate that I am forced to dissect it into a more manageable one. Why Doordarshan is telecasting Because it is a national television network Because it has explicit permission…

What are the scary things about living by yourself?

Indian woman here… hence speaking from an Indian perspective about how things are for an Indian woman living alone in a predominantly or all-Indian neighbourhood… You are liable to be the subject of annoying relatives’ gossip at family dos, with the main topics being your virginity/morality and/or the lack of it. There will always be…

What innocent-seeming picture is actually heartbreaking?

TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find this answer and images disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. This is a photograph of Laxmi Agarwal. Doesn’t she look cute? She was born in June 1990 in Delhi (India) into a middle-class family. This photograph was taken at the age of 15… a few days before her entire life…

What are the things you should not brag about?

Your goalsThey’re yours. And bragging about them will not help you achieve anything. What is important is for you to just go out there and achieve it instead of talking to everyone about it. Your IncomeNot everyone would be earning as much as you do, or they may be earning much more than you. In…

How do you stay motivated to write everyday?

I wouldn’t say that I actually ‘force’ myself to write every day. Everybody has their own way of expressing themselves. Some people do it through art. Some do it through music. Some do it through dance. Some do it through cooking. Some do it through talking and other social interactions. I do it through writing….