What is forever for you?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: This question may be looked at in two ways – What is your definition of ‘forever’? or What is something that you think is ‘forever’ I’ll try to answer it in both ways. Definition of Forever My definition of forever would be something that is constant in the purest sense…

What is something that needs to be said?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: The incessant obsession of people over celebrities needs to stop. When people take a liking to a celebrity (a movie star, a model, a politician, a singer, anybody at all), I have observed that they grow so obsessed with them that they go about digging into the personal lives of…

What is your biggest pet peeve and why?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I have quite a list of pet peeves… sharing the vilest ones here… People who refuse to use blinkers while shifting lanes when driving. What do you think the rest of us are? Mind-readers? To automatically guess that at this exact instant, you’ll decide to move bang in front of…

What is your favorite cliché?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I have three top favorite ones… Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Everything and everyone is not equally beautiful or ugly in the eyes of everyone who sees them. Each of us see things and people differently. Our thought processes are different. So the way our brain reacts…

Which position do you like?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Let’s talk about my most favorite activities where the ‘position’ is vital… Reading I sit exactly like this when I read… It’s usually on my bed or on a sofa… with lots of soft cushions all around. I may toss and turn occasionally but the cushions remain all around all…

What is the most “not Asian thing” about you?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: South Asian here. Indian to be specific. Keralite to be even more specific. So we’re talking stereotypes here, eh? Ugh! How I hate that word! Anyway… I don’t do the ‘Indian headshake’ thing. Nope. Just doesn’t come to me. I don’t like rice. Yes, I have written in another answer…

How common are mistresses in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: :: Politically incorrect answer ahead. Proceed with caution :: Though I don’t claim to be an expert in this, I must opine that the mistress-culture is an open-secret in India, and has been so since ages. India is a land where marriages form the very fulcrum of society. Individuals are…

Are children a liability or a privilege?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: If you wanted to have them, they are a privilege. If they were unwanted accidents, then they’re a liability. (Okay, that is subject to change with time. I agree!) If they grow up to be loving and supportive of the family, then they’re a privilege. If they are like thankless…

Why are so many female writers quitting Quora?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I had considered this several times. I don’t know if what I undergo on a daily basis is harassment, but it is quite disturbing. Generally, I try to stay away from writing answers on topics that I know would be likely to attract unwanted attention. It’s not that I don’t…