India’s Bahu: The Many Roles of Married Women

Marriage is a complicated concept: a man and a woman vow to be together, love each other and support each other through thick and thin. It makes perfect sense when thought about abstractly, but the reality of marriage brings along many nuances. The Two People in a Marriage In India, marriage means significantly more compromise… Read More

Sprouts: Mommy’s Day Out

By Ranjani Aravind for Twisted Tiara Anyone who knows me well knows that I am an anti-social person. In the sense that I actively avoid large groups and have an extensive list of excuses about why I can’t make it to a party or a social gathering. There’s something just so incredibly challenging about making… Read More

From Eating Octopus to Going Vegan for the Climate Crisis

By Pranshu Patel for Twisted Tiara I am a 19-year-old student about to complete my Bachelor’s degree from a UK university. I was born and bought up in the streets of Vadodara, in a Hindu, non-vegetarian family who loves to shop. Two years ago, I was no different from my family and friends. I was… Read More

Hellish Nightmare: Heaven on Earth Besieged

by Sanjana Swaroop for Twisted Tiara My conscious will not let me be silent when so many are screaming out for help. What is worse, I sometimes wonder: the inhumanity in abuse, or the inhumanity in apathy? We, as a country, have ignored the cries in Kashmir for decades, 7 to be exact plus 37… Read More

Paradox of Pressure in a Patriarchy – A Male Perspective

By Yash Kapadia for Twisted Tiara The idea that men could have it tough in a patriarchal society, seems counterintuitive. However, it doesn’t take movies like 3 Idiots, Peepli live and Udaan to remind us of the many forms of social pressures and stresses that most Indian men are subjected to. Barring the fabled hermits… Read More

Social Sector in India: For Social Good or Financial Gains?

Did you know that India could potentially have the highest number of non-government, not-for-profit organisations in the world? Of course you didn’t, because despite a high number of NGOs, they haven’t achieved very much. As a country, we have 3.3 million NGOs, and this is a figure from 2008, more than 10 years ago! We… Read More

Preservers of the Planet: Hey, Solar Sister!

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Women entrepreneurs from Africa are helping increase access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa through an innovative off-grid renewable energy model. They are literally helping brighten the world and lighting the path for more women in the renewable energy sector. Energy, Development and Sustainability Access to energy is one of… Read More

Fallen from Grace, Flat on her Face: Why, Kangana?

If you are Indian, and have a heartbeat, regardless of whether you religiously follow Bollywood releases or gossip, you must have heard of Kangana Ranaut. She has been in the news for a while, a few years even. Sometimes it’s for the right reasons like her performances, but lately it’s her controversial personal opinions on… Read More

The Road to a Sustainable Future: A Call for Climate Education!

“As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.” Al Gore Climate… Read More