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…

Why should we empower woman if she is going to be even more exploited?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I guess this depends to a large extent on what the term ‘women empowerment’ means to different people. Apparently, it means different things to different people. For some people, this is what women empowerment means… Or this… Or even these… Very empowered women all of them. But to me, this…

What does the word “overdressed” mean to you?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: While pondering over this question, I realised that the word ‘overdressed’ can actually mean different things to different people. I am a person who always tries to dress according to the occasion. So, to me, being overdressed would mean wearing loud or garish dresses and makeup to places where you’re…

What is the creepiest thing that society accepts as a cultural norm?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: As we all know, India is a land where arranged marriages are still commonplace. And India is also a land where friendships between people of opposite sexes are still heavily scrutinised (by the ‘kindly’ aunties in the family) and subtly discouraged. Choosing your own life partner has become tolerable to…

Which female celebrities are particularly good with their makeup?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: My vote goes for the gorgeous Anushka Shetty. Whether it is a minimal make-up look or if she goes all out to get a medieval Indian queen’s royal look, Anushka (or her make-up artists) get it right every single time. She is not exactly lean and svelte, and hence it…