Let’s Get Thrifty: A Guide to Sustainable Fashion

By Sanjana Swaroop for Twisted Tiara We have become extremely brand conscious in India, with the increase in earning power of the middle class. We are quick to judge people by their attire and logos stitched onto their outfits. People are likely to judge you more harshly if you tell them you buy secondhand clothes.… Read More

Working out Mental Health Concerns: Focussing on the ‘Health’ Aspect

By Heli Haribhakti for Twisted Tiara “We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” – Alan Watts. This World Mental Health Day, we want to get to the basics of dealing with our thoughts and emotions. The only thing that separates humanity from the rest of the animal kingdom is… Read More

A Little Late with Lilly Singh: What the Hype is About

Lilly Singh’s late night show was announced early this year in March, and people are losing it all over. She’s a comedy sensation who has conquered YouTube with a following of 15 million people. Then why oh why, are people surprised that she got her own show on NBC? Don’t give it a second thought;… Read More

Sprouts: First day of Daycare

By Ranjani Aravind for Twisted Tiara My 1-year old son started daycare last month. The plan was to be with him on the first day for two hours, interact with the other children and let him watch me interact with the teachers as well. Just so he starts getting used to the idea of being… Read More

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