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 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…

What are examples of human behavior?

You know these people who fake accents and deliberately choose to speak only in a foreign language (anything other than their native language) just because they have lived in a foreign country for an extended period? Try giving them a scare… or a life-threatening shock… like pretending to push them off the edge of a…

What do you think is the most under appreciated thing on Earth?

A normal day. These days, everyday is filled with so much action and all sorts of ups and downs that nobody seems to enjoy the bliss that a normal day without anything unexpected can give. Having an eventful life is exciting. But having a day or two where nothing untoward happens, where you don’t get…

What is an unpopular opinion you hold?

A person’s sexual orientation is nobody’s business except theirs. I don’t understand why such an intimate detail about a person’s life is suddenly okay to be a part of news debates and coffee table talks. I didn’t grow up with this and I still find it extremely difficult to stomach. The other day, somebody had…

What are life’s greatest privileges?

The ability to forget. We often hear parents scolding their children or bosses reprimanding their employees because they ‘forgot’ something. People do all sorts of things like tying cords on fingers to remember stuff, putting reminders on their mobile phones, putting post-it notes all over the place… but think if we didn’t have the ability…