I am a writer, academic, filmmaker. Teach broadcast studies at University of Delhi. When not in a classroom I write stories. My work has been published in various newspapers and journals. The short story and the long essay are two forms I enjoy reading and writing most. My work usually explores areas of masculinity, feminism, cinema and urban life. Once upon a time I was a media professional, worked with the Times of India and NDTV. Now I breathe amidst words, chai and youthful students. I live in Delhi, India, without a dog or cat.

Features/Published

Pillow Talk

Posted on 04 Jul 2015 in 9/11, Anubha Yadav, ATM- All Time Musings, Features/Published, Features/Unpublished, Gender, Just, man/woman, Sort of Ordinary Things | 0 comments

“So, how is marriage treating you?” “It’s all good,” She sighed,” but I really, really miss my pillow.” “So, just carry it to your new home.” “No, no it’s not the same. I will just have to yearn for it till I stop yearning for it.” And she too misses her pillow I thought. I […]

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Wheel Power

Posted on 28 Apr 2010 in Features/Published | 0 comments

Hindustan Times/Offtrack Anybody who happens to hear men discussing a simple four- wheeled locomotive- horse power,speed,pick up,engine power,etc- can easily mistake them to be deciding on the future of the next Nasa mission. Naturally, this belittles the argument women hold that a car is just a practical means of transport. These two groups obviously have […]

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What’s in a Name?

Posted on 17 Apr 2010 in Features/Published | 2 comments

Changing Titles/Times of India/November 26 According to a study at Harvard almost 90 % urban, educated career women change their maiden names after marriage in USA even today. It would be interesting to do a similar sociological study for Indian metros. When Hillary added “Rodham” as her middle name, it was more than just a […]

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No Agony in ‘Aunty’

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 in Features/Published, Gender | 0 comments

Hindustan Times/Off TrackJanuary17 Recently my sister came to me intently and informed me that the 14- yr- old boy who was at the door to sell a raffle ticket addressed her as Aunty. My sister is thirty-one. Although, I am sure she wanted to correct the young one’s interpretation of her age? Looks! But she […]

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Posted on 02 Aug 2008 in Features/Published, Gender | 0 comments

NamesakeTimes of India, December,2008 According to a study at Harvard almost 90 % urban, educated career women change their maiden names after marriage in USA even today. It would be interesting to do a similar sociological study for Indian metros. When Hillary added “Rodham” as her middle name, it was more than just a nomenclature […]

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