Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COMMUNITY

Ever wondered why the local stations are named the way they are? Having to use the Mumbai locals is a ceremonial displeasure for many. It’s almost an inevitable part of the daily life of a commuter....

Hey a**hole, I won’t be surprised if you don’t remember who I am. I was that girl in the black dress with the golden earrings and average-sized heels at that New Year’s party. I was...

After the meat ban during the Jain festival of Paryushan in Mumbai, we would like to give different communities in Mumbai ideas to ask for bans during their festivals. If you have any more...

A teenager attends St Xavier's much hyped college festival and is put off by the long lines, huge crowds and a lacklustre ambience.  We’re all too familiar with the famous Xavier's college festival, Malhar. And while...

Diwali is known as the festival of lights. We light lamps, decorate our homes indoors and outdoors, wear new clothes, share sweets and yes, burst a lot of crackers. Has anyone ever wondered why...

Human beings imagine. A lot. You say a thing to them and they go into overdrive in their heads. You say Mumbai College to a newbie in the city and all he will think...

Everybody cries! And everybody reacts differently to crying. The socially awkward might choose to run away while the over sensitive one might just cry along with you. Here we bring you the different reactions people...

I am single, on the wrong side of my 30s and belong to the female species. That practically makes me an extra-terrestrial at least in India. It is a crime to be single in our...

This is the story of a mission I embarked upon today; a mission not many would willingly undertake. A mission quite scary and almost painful to the ears. When I told my friend what...

Chennai has faced an unprecedented amount of rainfall that has thrown people's lives completely out of gear. People are stranded all over looking for food shelter and transport. Government authorities, social media and ordinary...

On the 5th of September, 1986, Neerja Bhanot was fatally shot during a plane hijacking, two days before she was going to turn 23. On the 7th of September this year, she would have been...

It was 12:30 p.m. on November 1 and a bunch of journalists at the Times Now head office in Lower Parel simultaneously took out their phones to read a message that had been sent...

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word ‘rehab’? Dingy dorms, addicts tied to the bed and subjected to intensive clean up treatments. But if we told you...

Twenty-one-year old Gauri Bhide was arrested on June 16, 2016 for driving her car drunk, ramming into a footpath and assaulting six cops at the Worli police station in Mumbai. She was accompanied by...

I was always a gregarious child, fun-loving and outgoing, but life had something else in store for me. I had just won an intra college group dance competition and I had my exams scheduled...

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 local trains can be difficult; especially, for a first time...

Bloggers reveal their worst fears about blogging from the inevitable writer's block, constant self-doubt and why they have to sometimes pander to their audience. Everyone seeks a platform to express their inner musings, while wanting...

1. Things Are Never Quite As Scary When You’ve Got A Best Friend You definitely need to have a set of best friends for life. These will be the friends I will check with first, when...

The day I wore a tube dress for the first time, you decided to check me out. The day I decided to wear a sari, you decided to make a vulgar comment about my...

People run for a lot of reasons. Some run to lose weight, some to just get out of their homes, some run to gather their thoughts, and some just run because they love running....