Traffic problems in Bangalore, Silk board junction traffic in Bangalore

Two Large Boxes, Potholes and Bangalore Traffic

It is Wednesday, middle of the week, also lying in the middle of our room are two large boxes. A pile of old clothes, belts, shoes and a large set of faded books. Along with the other furniture in the room, these two boxes have also made themselves quite comfortable. We twist and juggle our steps so that the perfect […]

Referendums in India, Does India need referendums

DELH-XIT: Does India need referendums?

Monsoon mornings in Bangalore can be very very lazy. Today, I sleep talked my alarm to a forever snooze. And woke up an hour later. Even at 7:30 am there was no sign of sunlight. Next to me, tugged under the purple blanket like a log of teakwood was my husband, snoring deeply and peacefully. The ease with which he […]

Education system of India, Problems with education system of India

Monday Blues, EMIs and Education System of India

Damn, not again! On a not so encouraging monday morning, when my to-do list is bigger than the list of grocery items for the entire month. I very ceremoniously decide to start my day by paying the debts of middle class needs. The car loan EMI that would be my needy vestigial organ for the next 5 years. Sigh! The […]

Maharashtra Postgraduates are giving exams for coolies’ posts

M.Phil and Post Graduates apply for coolies’ post India continues to struggle when it comes to solving the issue of unemployment. On one side our humongous number of engineering colleges and institutions of higher education continue to churn out thousands of engineers, doctorates and post-graduates every year while on the other side the lack of employment opportunities renders them unemployed and […]

7 things Dads do the best

  For supporting us through thick and thin. For all those life lessons. For saving us from Mom’s wrath. And ofcourse, for being an ATM. Thank you Papa, for being a super hero! We managed to conjure up a list of things Dads do the best. Happy Father’s Day!   While Mothers and kids are usually shrieking, it is the […]

One woman’s journey from abuse to Bollywood

As the famous quote from the movie Rocky Balboa goes “it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” and that’s how Geeta Tandon did it. Life was not a bed of roses for her. She […]

LGBT Rights in india, Women rights in India, Homosexuality in india, gender disparity in india, gay rights in india

A Peek Into the Lives of LGBT People in India

How does it feel like to live a life of rejection? How hard is it to not get accepted for who you are? How can life be lived in a cage of falsehood? The LGBT community of India has been violated, humiliated and condemned by both the society and the law. With Section 377 yet again getting validity by the […]

63% Bangaloreans want an immediate end to waste dumping in Lakes

As per the findings of the Swipe Opinion Matters poll, 63% Bangaloreans opined “Yes” to support immediate stopping of dumping all kinds of waste into lakes. The question “ #SaveLakes : Should dumping of waste in lakes be stopped immediately?” was put open to public vote on 7th of May 2016. The question is inspired in particular by deterioration in the ecosystem […]

same sex marriage in India, gay rights in India, gender disparity

A History of Same Sex Marriage in India

The historic judgment on June 26 2015, turned The United States of America, the 23rd country in the world to legalise same sex marriage. The last three decades of Indian media, however, has covered bans, suicides, violence and more violence against the gay community of India. This community that is still treated as an ‘outcast’ and a bait of cheap […]

Naveen- An Extraordinary Tale

It is just once in a while we come across an extraordinary story that is worth telling. This is one such story of a 12 year old boy who won a national award for his invention. Life has snatched away a lot from Naveen Kumar who hailed from a small village called Madanpalli in Andhra Pradesh. But that did not […]