Opinion

Dear Married Men Who Are ‘Just Joking’

To all the men out there who get a kick out of making indecent jokes about your married life, this one is for you. I know you want to make people laugh. You want to capture the room with your wit. Lighten the mood during gatherings. Make people’s day with your tremendous humour. But for […]

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Opinion

Instant Wife. Just Add Water.

What do men want in a wife? Or is the better question: what do their mothers want in a daughter-in-law? It seems like the ‘ideal’ desi wife would be: Fair and slim. Tall, but shorter than the guy. Able to cook and take care of the house. Educated, preferably with a doctor’s degree but no […]

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Opinion

The Double Standards Faced by Women Who Smoke

Featured Art by @ thedaftdraft https://thedaftdraft.com/   When a man smokes, it’s a bad habit (buri aadat). But when a woman smokes, she’s a bad woman (buri aurat). Smoking is harmful no matter what your gender is. Then why are women always being significantly more condemned for it? Why does it only become everyone’s business when […]

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