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gOoD eNgLiSh?

This essay was published on Outlook.com   Of the many apologies I owe for my years of being an idiot online, the first is owed to my childhood classmates. Somewhere on some Silicon Valley server, bey­ond my own reach, are early-2000s MSN Messenger chats in which I have, with proper title-casing and punctuation, accused them...

The Revolution Will Be Archived: How a Nation’s Turmoil Will Be Recorded for Posterity

This article originally appeared on FirstPost.com     On January 5th, the night that JNU was attacked, I was at my parents’ home, visiting them for New Years’. My usual news-tracking method is to lie in bed with my phone pulled close to my face, refreshing Twitter. But my parents own something I don’t, something...

On Alia Bhatt

A shorter version of this essay was published in Vogue India     Alia Bhatt knows she runs the risk of losing her mind. By her mid-twenties, when our minds fully develop rationality, she was a household name, the world filtered for her through a swarm of publicists and managers, her face on billboards, her...