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

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

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

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

Toxic Femininity: You Give Feminism a Bad Name

At the end of 2018, Oxford Dictionary declared the word ‘toxic’ as the Word of the Year, and rightly so. Originally meant to describe physically poisonous, the word has also started being associated with relationships and masculinity. Toxic masculinity has been a hot topic of conversation recently; it refers to stereotypically male traits endorsed by… Read More

Kabir Singh: Is It Really The Best Bollywood Can Do?

by Ashni Tripathi for Twisted Tiara This weekend, I decided to do something I hadn’t done in a long time: watch a Bollywood movie. I have become very selective with my movie choices in the last few years, but this time, I decided to wing it. That’s how I ended up in the theatre ready… Read More

Changing times: A Father’s Role in the Modern Family

By Deepshikha for Twisted Tiara I’ve been married for a couple of years now, and I can still say with absolute certainty that my father was integral to my upbringing, and is still vital for my survival. Father’s Day got me thinking about what role a father plays in a child’s life; after all, it… Read More

My First Hero and Constant Support: A Tribute to a Loving Father

By Tina Agarwal for Twisted Tiara “It was my father who taught me to value myself” The proverb holds true for me. I never had a lot of trust in myself but my father always proved to me that I can do anything I set my mind to; he was the one who showed me… Read More