Author

Rupam Jain

FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
As a nine-year-old, she saw a relative beat up a dog. That left her shocked and scarred. She rushed to the police station to lodge a complaint. “But they laughed,” she says, “it got me really upset that people weren’t taking an action. I knew...
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NOT FIFTY SHADES GREY, DARKER OR FREED
Anyone of you ever feel that you are in a constant ‘crossover’ situation? To me, it seems eternal. I was born in a year ending with ‘9’ on a date ‘11’. I am, like many of us, a part of the switch from one century...
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WHEN FOOD DID/DIDN’T US APART
We were to meet in the March of 2015, for the first time. I was excited, to say the least. This was the first time I felt attached without meeting the person in person; also, without video calls. Yeah! There was something very mesmerizing of...
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I LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES, DO NOT REPEAT THEM AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CARRY IT AS BAGGAGE
She belongs to the ‘mega’ family. Megastar Chiranjeevi is her dad; actor Ram Charan her brother. But pardon us that introduction of her; it’s not her only identity. The reason we chose this introduction, however, is because we asked her how did costume designing happen,...
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IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE ONLY THE FITTEST SURVIVE, I HAVE STRIVED TO MAKE MY OWN MARK
The interview took long. The wait, I mean. It took longer than any interview I have done in the past. We aren’t complaining though. Let’s understand, Varun Tej is a busy man. He is only 29. And he is focused. Well, he plays a gangster...
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SAFE FOR NOW, BUT FOR HOW LONG?
As someone who often struggles with the question: ‘Who am I?’ meeting Rohingya refugees at the camp that currently serves as their shelter, hit me hard. I couldn’t find an Uber to Balapur, in the Old City, in Hyderabad, where the camp is located. Not...
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SINGLE AND HOUSE HUNTING IN HYDERABAD
The land owner of the place I am currently staying at, Mr Raju, is a nice man. We have had a long association. I am the oldest tenant in this particular building, and he does not want me to leave his house. Why? I will...
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WHAT’S CORRECTIVE ABOUT RAPE?
We have all heard of Vishnu taking the form of Mohini to trick the demons into giving up amrita, the elixir of life. We have also heard of Shiva being attracted to Mohini; of stories in which Shiva knows of Mohini’s reality, suggesting gender fluidity...
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WHY WOMEN NEVER TALK ABOUT BEING ‘WOMEN’
The first time I was asked, ‘do you masturbate?’ I remember feeling like I was put in a spot. I didn’t know how to answer it. I didn’t know what would be the appropriate reply. I didn’t know if I was supposed to masturbate or...
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THE BATTLE IS STILL NOT OVER
September 6, 2018 (Thursday): Sandipan Kushary is both nervous and excited. The entire country is awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict; so is he. Arnab Goswami is, as usual, screaming on top of his voice, debating whether or not India will reject IPC Section 377. But...
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