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How Words Evolved- Experts List Their Favourite Origin Stories

Ever wondered how the term 'square meal' or the word eavesdropping or helicopter came about? Did you know the word muscle is derived from...

Doggone Humanity-2

Don't turn your back on humanity just yet. People who've rescued strays from an uncertain future share their experiences. Stopping Animal Abuse Society’s mindset towards stray...

Decoupage: The Gorgeous Cut & Paste Art Trend

Erika Lobo, artist, tells us all there is to know about the gorgeous art of decoupage. As a child, I have always been intrigued...

Arundhathi Subramaniam and the Art of High Voltage Verse

Arundhathi Subramaniam is a poet who is known for her raw, confessional style of poetry. The award-winning author's works have been published in various...

What Non-Mumbaikars Think About Mumbai

Non-mumbaikars recount their favourite incidents while living in Mumbai. I have lived in Mumbai for 15 years of my life. My first ever stint...

“The Heart is a Bone” and Other Ignorant Statements

They say ignorance is bliss but in this information age, ignorance is equated with stupidity. There are some people who continue to or choose...

These People Lost Their Loved Ones to Cancer. Here’s How They Dealt With It

People who have lost near and dear ones to cancer talk about how they coped with the loss. Almost 1.1 million people in India today...

Youngsters Say Balle Balle to Punjabi Music

Punjabi music videos are back in vogue. While I sat in front of my television screen, flipping through music channels it struck me that all...

Iranian Men’s Veiled Protest Goes Viral

Men in Iran are wearing hijabs in an attempt to challenge Iran's orthodox patriarchal social structure. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, women are made...

Exchange Students Talk About Learning to Love a New City

A student from India and a student from the Netherlands share their exchange experiences.  What does Andrea D’souza (20), a Final Year Arts student...

Ace Your Hostel Life in Mumbai With These Tips

Students living in hostels in Mumbai tell us how to live the hostel life like a pro.   Stepping into hostel life involves moving out...

The Bayside Weekly Bulletin: The Week That Was

A roundup of the biggest stories of the past week. At Bayside, we strive to bring you the best stories from around the world. But...

Are You a Leftie? Then You’ve Surely Faced These Struggles

Being a 'leftie' or left-handed person comes with its fair share of challenges. From constantly bumping elbows on tables and finding it difficult to...

Doggone Humanity – 1

Why are so many humans treating their best friends so badly The recent months have given us ample evidence of human beings mistreating animals in...

How These People Realised They Were LGBTQ

Youngsters who identify themselves as LGBTQ share their stories of self-discovery. “Homosexuality is against the law of nature and God and I will not stand...

Bandraite Crashes His Mercedes Into Auto While Playing Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Go craze has led to a series of accidents around the world with drivers glued to their phone while playing the augmented...

These People Used Tinder For Friendship, Laughs and Business

The world's most popular dating app is also used for purposes other than hooking up. As humans, it is by nature that we try to...

White Feminism is Racist. Here’s Why

By Ayushi Mehta and Smriti Ghildiyal White feminism is a particular branch of feminism centred on white women. Feminists of different races, gender identities and...

Grief is the Price We Pay For Love: Stories of Young Broken Hearts

Young men share stories of heartbreak and how they moved on. Recently, one of my close friends was going through a tough breakup. I tried...

15 Cringeworthy Ways Men have Tried to Impress Girls

Guys go all out to impress girls. They boast, show off, act chivalrous, all in an attempt to impress a girl. Then, there are...

How These Successful Men Balance Their Passion and Profession

Three successful men show us how balancing a job and their passion is possible. One of the most common reasons for enrolment, given by...

Gaslighting: A Dangerous Mind Game

A psychologist explains gas lighting, a form of psychological abuse where a victim is constantly manipulated to the point where they begin to doubt...

Is Your Wallet Lighter These Days? Blame Food Inflation

You’ve probably heard you mother complaining about the prices of kitchen staples such as onions and potatoes, and how the vegetable vendors are surely...

Mumbai Pigeons: Symbol of Love Turned Health Menace

The innocent looking bird is a serious health hazard for residents of Mumbai. As amazing as it is to look at a bunch of pigeons...

For Mumbai Students, Travelling by Train is an Education

Mumbai students share their good and bad experiences while traveling by the local trains. The local trains are Mumbai’s life line. However, travelling by...

How I Learned My First Cuss Word

Ten young Indians tell us how they learned their first cuss word. Growing up, we always remember our first love, first kiss, and our first...

Having Fun With Dad, But Not Telling Mom

Dads love spoiling their kids but many a times it is not exactly appropriate and against the rules of the house. Skipping school to...

The Wander Girls is Taking Women Places

The Wander Girls is a travel group that plans safe, all women trips to domestic and international destinations. Women constantly feel the need to break...

For a Heady Whiff of Perfume, Visit Ittar Gully

Chakla Street on Mohammed Ali Road has been selling natural fragrances also known as ittars for almost a century. The first thing that comes to...

Jallikattu to Join the Rubbish Heap of Indian History Soon?

The Supreme Court recently stated that an age-old tradition doesn't justify its existence in modern times. We take a look at age-old traditions that...

Nostalgia: Rewinding to the Era of the VCR

A nostalgic look at the video cassette recorder and its impact on people's lives in 80s and 90s India. It was rectangular, it was bulky,...

I’m a Feminist. Dating is Hard For Me.

For the modern-day feminist, dating is not so simple. The feminist movement initially began around the 19th century and ever since then, it has covered...

Love in the Time of Social Media

People who found love or thought they did on social media share their experiences. Rihanna was probably singing about love on social media when she...

Marriages, Boyfriends and Step kids: Shocking Secrets People Have Kept From Their Parents

We all keep secrets from our parents, don't we? Sometimes, it's because we are afraid it would hurt them, sometimes we hide things because...

The Taste of Iran in a Teacup

Qutuz Irani Chai, a tea stall in Malad brews and serves Irani chai the authentic way. Almost 20 years back when Aftab Shivdasani crooned the...

Your Ultimate Guide to Playing Pokémon Go

Some tips, tricks and hacks for Pokémon Go. The hype and the addiction surrounding Pokemon Go has reached its peak. People all around the world...

Mumbai Police: Pokémon Go Players, Thamba!

Pokemon Go, the addictive augmented reality gaming app has taken the world by storm since it launched a few weeks ago. The app which...

A Twitter-Like App For Creative Writers

Talehunt is an app which allows users to submit short stories with upto 250 characters. Everybody has a story to tell. Given a chance to...

How RJ Anirudh Chawla Brought Hope to Mumbaikars Stuck in the 26/7 Deluge

RJ Anirudh Chawla, formerly of Radio City 91.1 FM, went on air for almost 13 hours, when Mumbai witnessed possibly its worst downpour on...

Meet Gursakhi Lugani, Co-Founder of Ethnic Jewellery Brand Nakhrewaali

An interview with Gursakhi Lugani one of the founders of Nakhrewaali, a company that sells ethnic silver jewellery with a modern aesthetic. Ever since I...

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13 Andaz Apna Apna Dialogues We All Use In Real Life

Andaz Apna Apna turns 21 today! It means it can now drink beer and wine in bars, officially. We all want to sit around...

I Was Date Raped at Age 17

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