Opinion: Men Need To Stop Raping Women. That's It

Opinion: Men Need To Stop Raping Women. That's It

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday March 05, 2024

If actions and words are directed more towards telling the victim how they could have avoided the accident or how they should be responding to it than addressing the cause, its a sign of a dysfunctional society.

Opinion: Bvlgari To Tiffany, All Want A Piece Of Indian Men's 'Maharaja' Dreams

Opinion: Bvlgari To Tiffany, All Want A Piece Of Indian Men's 'Maharaja' Dreams

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday February 27, 2024

India is the second-largest market for jewellery, after China. Indian men are buying more jewellery than ever, and luxury brands are happy to shower them with options.

Opinion: Fashionable Collaborators Of Murderous Regimes, Beware!

Opinion: Fashionable Collaborators Of Murderous Regimes, Beware!

Nishtha Gautam | Wednesday February 21, 2024

When Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga etc collaborated with Nazis in WWII, survival had a bloodier meaning than quarterly profits, TRPs, or year-on-year growth.

Opinion: When Sahir 'Surkha' Ludhianvi Met Danish 'Daastaango'

Opinion: When Sahir 'Surkha' Ludhianvi Met Danish 'Daastaango'

Nishtha Gautam | Sunday February 11, 2024

In 'Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hun', which opens this year's theatre festival of the National School of Drama, actor-playwright-director Danish Husain gives Sahir Ludhianvi-the man an edge over Sahir-the poet.

Opinion: Poonam Pandey's Stunt - Why Are We So Upset, Really?

Opinion: Poonam Pandey's Stunt - Why Are We So Upset, Really?

Nishtha Gautam | Monday February 05, 2024

This cascade of attention around Poonam Pandey's death only irks us because 'we' the smart ones, the know-it-all denizens of the digital universe are brought to face our fallibility. We are very easy to fool. And when we are fooled, we don't like it.

Opinion: Ram Mandir - Where Do We Go From Here?

Opinion: Ram Mandir - Where Do We Go From Here?

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday January 23, 2024

It's done. Ram Lalla is in Ayodhya, all is well with the world. Or is it? Has Ram Rajya really come to India? If the government of the day is to be believed for government is an honest institution, it indeed has.

Opinion: Dear Car Owners, 'Buy One, Get One Free' Is Not For This

Opinion: Dear Car Owners, 'Buy One, Get One Free' Is Not For This

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday January 16, 2024

In a city where everybody's father is somebody, eliminating the culture of entitlement is a battle that cannot be fought and won at once.

Opinion: Instead Of Seeking Period Leave, Women Should Remove Their Uteruses

Opinion: Instead Of Seeking Period Leave, Women Should Remove Their Uteruses

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday December 19, 2023

I am compelled to write this essay in a deeply subjective tone and tenor. Only because an honourable minister chose to share her "personal views" as a "menstruating woman", I'm responding to the said views as another "menstruating woman".

Opinion: Let's Talk About Mahua Moitra - Fiercest Critic Or Propped Up By Media?

Opinion: Let's Talk About Mahua Moitra - Fiercest Critic Or Propped Up By Media?

Nishtha Gautam | Wednesday December 13, 2023

Most media reports, both in Moitra's favour and against her, have followed the same template - 'The Lurid Love Life of Mahua Moitra'. It does not matter.

Opinion: 'Animal' To 'Anatomy' - Misogyny And Morality In Cinema And Society

Opinion: 'Animal' To 'Anatomy' - Misogyny And Morality In Cinema And Society

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday December 05, 2023

Those who have spared a breath or more on the rank misogyny of Ranbir Kapoor's Animal - which is predictably a blockbuster - must watch Anatomy.

Opinion: Team India Lost World Cup Final Even Before Losing Toss

Opinion: Team India Lost World Cup Final Even Before Losing Toss

Nishtha Gautam | Wednesday November 22, 2023

I may or may not have unleashed the drunk sailor in me on Sunday. I'm not proud of it but blame it on my accident of birth. I'm an Indian and I cannot keep calm. Especially when there is a cricket match on.

Opinion: Only Disturbing Part In The Nitish Kumar Row Is His Apology

Opinion: Only Disturbing Part In The Nitish Kumar Row Is His Apology

Nishtha Gautam | Friday November 10, 2023

Who would have thought, however, that even talking about sex would engender power play in India's political stadium where there are more misses than hits?

Opinion: Oh Henry, What A Scandal! Who Can Do Justice To You?

Opinion: Oh Henry, What A Scandal! Who Can Do Justice To You?

Nishtha Gautam | Friday October 20, 2023

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Henry is that extraordinary beast who may go down in history for causing one of the most lurid political scandals of our times.

Opinion: How Bollywood Is Killing Indian Fashion

Opinion: How Bollywood Is Killing Indian Fashion

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday October 17, 2023

Fashion ought to take one's breath away with its possibilities of innovation and reformation. It doesn't need the crutch of celebrity showstoppers and reels.

Opinion: The India-Canada Situationship - No Real Winners

Opinion: The India-Canada Situationship - No Real Winners

Nishtha Gautam | Saturday September 30, 2023

The Bhagavad Gita offers the government of India that is Bharat the perfect advice to tackle its Canada problem.

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