January 26, 2020
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Author: Aditya Pandey

Fear has a purpose. To let you know why you need to overcome it

Do the thing you fear most and death of fear is certain – Mark Twain We have fears. We all do. But what’s important is what do we do about it. The thing about fear is that can make you focus more on the possible negative outcome and not on the efforts that you need […]

Do Indian musicians encourage plagiarism?

Early this week, Salim Merchant, an Indian music director, was accused by Farhan Saeed from Pakistan of blatantly stealing one of his songs without giving due credits. Whether that’s true or not can only be decided in the courts, but the Indian music industry has been infamous for allegations of stealing art from places like […]

Any society that fails to agree on Criminalisation of Marital Rape needs to relook into its values

Marriage is a very big deal in India. It has occupied such a huge space in our psyche that we spend more than half of our waking life either thinking or talking about it⁣ ⁣ But one thing that either escapes everyone’s psyche or rather the one thing that not many people want to talk […]

Your story doesn’t need to be spiced up. It needs to be real.

A lot of movies, TV shows, documentaries or even biographies try to add some spice into a real story because they believe that doing so will help sell that story better.⁣ ⁣ The end result is that you have something which may be more attractive (according to those who see it) than the original story […]

A ‘Fit India’ with a sick mentality

The ‘Fit India’ campaign was launched by the Prime Minister of India a few days ago. We really hope that it gets all the success it deserves. But regardless of how successful it may or may not turn out to be, it can not gloss over the fact that we as Indians have become more […]

What is BJP MLA Raja Singh trying to do to the idea of India?

If anyone is wondering who he is, watch this video by Official Peeing Human which has compiled a list of his communally sensitive remarks. And then try and ask yourselves these questions. Why is he not in jail yet? And why is he still a member of a party which supposedly believes in “sabka saath […]

Our society still thinks from the ‘Male Perspective’

Even if a woman is fully-clothed, people (including other women) will find a way to blame and shame her for exposing some part of her body (even if that part is smaller than a toenail).⁣ ⁣This may sound ridiculous but it is true (especially in countries like India). ⁣ ⁣ Men can roam around the […]

Will we address the ‘Injustices’ created by our Caste System?

Article 15 was made available on Netflix only a few days back. It is probably one of the first mainstream Bollywood movies which raised the issues of caste and gender injustice in such a stark manner leaving the politicians, police force and the general public exposed. It pointed out the hypocrisy that has become a […]

Manual Scavenging won’t end ’cause no one treats these workers as Humans

It’s pretty simple actually. ⁣ I don’t want to judge anyone or make them feel guilty. Because that is not going to achieve anything. ⁣But I can convey my truth. It may hurt some egos but that is not my problem.⁣ ⁣ The truth is that in spite of there being an act to punish […]

Kashmir needs ‘Justice’? | TSD Report

Writing about politics can be extremely depressing.⁣⁣ You get to hear stories of absolute helplessness and even when you write them there is no guarantee of any that what you write will make any difference.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And if you are writing about conflict zones like Kashmir, it gets even more depressing. ⁣⁣Most of the parties […]
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