Friday, January 28, 2022

Anuradha Varma


Varma is an editorial consultant and co-founder of The Goodwill Project. She tweets @anuvee

The Censor Board, Koffee shots and Lipstick Under My Burkha
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Our Bollywood celebrities seem to have grown up, but not CBFC, which is why Lipstick Under My Burkha still has to struggle for a certificate.

Maha Shivratri special: Shiva, the cool lover and husband
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Maha Shivaratri 2017: 'Shiva is both the life force and the death force, so there is great risk in taking him as a lover or husband.'

Are frozen embryos real people?
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

When does life start? And is destroying an embryo actually akin to abortion?

Valentine’s Day special: Serial daters or serial singles? Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

In 2017, love isn’t the biggest thing, we are.

President Trump, can’t spell? Let India do it for you!
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Here's a letter for US President Donald Trump.

Akhilesh Yadav: This modern-day Arjuna needs no Krishna
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Akhilesh Yadav is no villain, he is the hero of the story and the icon for a pragmatic new generation that has no patience to be bringing up father as he makes one bad decision after another.

Donald Trump and immigrants: The world’s a mess, but hope swells!
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

These Americans realised it was time to wear their heart on their sleeves as they turned out to make sure virtual strangers got the homecoming they deserved.

Karan Johar: A somewhat silly boy (book review)
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Besides the soul-searching bits, An Unsuitable Boy is really for fans of Karan Johar and great for anecdotal value on snatches of conversations with Shah Rukh Khan and the mythic Aditya Chopra.

Karan Johar, we’re not ready to hear those three words!
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

And for the gay community, one of you is actually one of us… and isn’t that what the fight has been about? For now, the only three words we want to hear from him are, “I am Karan” and that, for anyone, should be enough!

Unhurried in Meghalaya, the real Swachh Bharat
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

The tongue-twister names take a little getting used to, but it doesn’t take long to feel at home with the unhurried hospitality, which can teach you a thing or two!

Dear Zindagi & the Art of Slowing Down
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The problem is real. We need to get those voices in our head, that constantly remind us of what needs to be done, to stop! In short, we need to practice doing nothing.

Jayalalithaa and the power of kindness
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

As we chase success, we tend to forget that our real achievements lie in acts of compassion.