This week: Writers take on Donald Trump’s comment with pieces on media bias, Haiti’s history and the US’s exclusionary immigration policies.
This week: Why women are joining the alt-right, a young woman’s thoughts on joining the RSS and the gendered expectations of nationalism.
This week: A viral song about potholes that ruffled many political feathers, the lack of Indians in ‘Dunkirk’ and a video that turns men into sex objects.
This week: The value of personal essays, a memoir about growing up as an untouchable and a wide-ranging reflection on losing things and people.
This week: The sexist origins of vegetarian Bengali cuisine, bakers in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war and finding a home in tea.
This week: A rebuttal to fat-shamers, how weight shapes the way we’re treated by others and the frustration of being over-stuffed by doting parents.
This week: The ingredients of a successful protest, why condescension and criticism don’t get along and a personal piece to remind us of what’s at stake.
This week: What ten years of Pornhub data tells us about human sexuality, how smartphones are altering us as individuals and the internet’s transient memory.
This week’s column explores what goes into the creation of a city by looking at pieces about Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati and Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.
This week’s column looks at how photographs and pictures help us process trauma but also produce it, in addition to a piece on the poor treatment of domestic workers in India.
This week’s column looks at why ‘motherhood’ isn’t considered a serious subject to write about, the cultural and legal mess surrounding surrogacy, and the special bonds we share with our friends’ moms.
This week’s column discusses how the clothes we choose to wear can function as a form of cultural and political protest – and if that’s always effective.
This week’s column looks at articles providing insight into the ongoing migrant crisis by focusing on conditions in Jordan, Greece, the US and Canada.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
This week’s column reflects on the politics of the Oscars and the significance we attach to the politicised identities of entertainers and their statements.
This week’s column examines some of the different ways mothers do work, from nannies to mommy bloggers to Beyoncé.
This week’s column looks at multiple interpretations of feminism and gender equality.
This week’s column looks at the point behind sharing videos of the Bengaluru assault, Kim Kardashian’s calculated return to social media and emotional work.
This week’s column is about the hurdles of maintaining friendships across long distances, changes in financial status and language barriers.
This week’s column is about Sweden’s cashless economy, the link between mobile wallets and expanding waistlines and how a man hid $400 million.
This week’s column looks at different takes on Mosul that go beyond dry facts and humanise the city’s embattled residents and the soldiers fighting for them
This week’s column is an attempt to find uplifting life advice on how to constructively contribute to the world amidst personal and political confusion.
Being mortal ensures that we will all experience the loss of a loved one sooner or later, yet we consider the emotional aftermath of losing someone as somehow incommunicable. The pieces in this week’s column don’t just discuss death and loss but bring to light the universality of grief.
This week’s column looks at the different ways we talk about women and why we focus on the the particular things that we do.