Redefining crazy with a 1980’s Tamil classic

I feel like I should preface this post with some kind of warning, but I don't know whom exactly to safeguard from this mess. If I had to pick one demographic to stay the hell away from this movie, it would be women.

Horrifying Social Interactions: Haus Schwarzenberg Edition

I've been quite successful in my endeavour to avoid hipsters (and people, in general) while in Berlin. If you are familiar with the city, you'll understand that avoiding members of this subculture is a strenuous, full-time operation; something I valiantly took in my stride (by choosing to live in the quiet suburbs, the inhabitants of … Continue reading Horrifying Social Interactions: Haus Schwarzenberg Edition

Everything you wanted to know about the hijab, but felt too awkward to ask.

"Why do you wear it?" It seems like a fairly innocuous question. Depending on my mood, my answer would be "Well, I'm Muslim and the hijab is part of my identity. I find it liberating, feminist even. ┬áIt's empowering to not worry about bad hair days or my body, to ignore fashion trends and not … Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about the hijab, but felt too awkward to ask.

Burkini banter

When the burkini was first designed a few years ago, apart from a few titters at the name, it barely created a ripple. "Burkini" haha! It's a portmanteau of burka and bikini! Who'd have thought such an inoffensive piece of swim wear could lead to so much controversy today? Few years down the line, and … Continue reading Burkini banter

He Sed(ition), She Sed(ition)

I'm terribly offended right now. Once you get around to forgiving me for that travesty of a blog title, you might ask why. No, not because I just watched the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer. Like 90% of the global female population, I adore Jane Austen. You'd think that this abomination would offend my … Continue reading He Sed(ition), She Sed(ition)