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

A Letter to my Unborn Child: My Hopes for the Future Generation of India

by Deepshikha for Twisted Tiara To my Unborn Child, I’m not sure how to begin this letter; there is so much I want to say to you. The world is an interesting place, but it can also be dark and full of terrors. I want to protect you, but I also want to give you… Read More

This will only Hurt a Little: Overcoming Lies about Pregnancy and Motherhood.

By Ranjani Aravind for Twisted Tiara If we are to believe every book ever written on pregnancy and child rearing, including the brochures on family planning at your doctor’s clinic and your basic instamoms, the day your child is born is supposed to be magical. It’s supposed to be filled with rainbows, unicorns, skittles and… Read More

Stress Awareness Month: 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

7 Myths v/s Facts about Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a difficult time in a woman’s life; your body changes drastically, and starts to function completely differently. With so much going on, everyone’s going to claim to be an expert on the pregnant life but it is good to be a little wary. You may be experiencing the miracle of life, but… Read More

Consent 101: Navigating Consent in modern day India

“Sexual intimacy should be voluntary. If it is not voluntary, then it is illegal… if you are unsure, refrain”. Consent means a completely voluntary agreement when the woman by words, gestures or any form of verbal or non-verbal communication, communicates willingness to participate in the specific sexual act. Consent must therefore be (1) unequivocal and… Read More