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

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

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

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

Malala: Times She Proved She is the Feminist Everyone Needs

All of us have heard of Malala before, even if some of us know the absolute basics about her. She is one of our favourite feminist icons, and here is why! Malala is a staunch advocate of ‘education for all’, and has grown into a fierce feminist at the young age of twenty-two. Her Brush… Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Priyanka Chopra

By Heli Haribhakti for Twisted Tiara “Priyanka Chopra is an icon for young Indians who identify with her drive, passion, intelligence and charisma,” read a statement. Her success from being an Indian actor to a globally know personality, has gotten her admiration by the men and has women idolising her. Of course, marrying the American… Read More

Treading Lightly: Tackling ‘Caste’ Depictions in Bollywood

Recently, Bollywood has been churning out a barrage of “decent” movies. After decades of mind-numbing escapism where we have seen movies like Humshakals and Dhamaal, we have finally reached a stage in hindi cinema, where bold filmmakers seem ready to tackle current social issues head on. One such recent release is Article 15 starring Ayushmann… Read More