Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

Here’s an advertising trend that comes up every now and then: putting glamorous apparel on models made to look sad/greasy/hostile. I’m stumped by this. Why would it help sell an outfit to show that outfit on a person who looks miserable? There must be a method to this madness, or so many designers wouldn’t be…

Get The Message

I can’t even take this post seriously. Not when you can’t even differentiate ‘His’ from ‘He’s’ Don’t you just love such people? I cannot count how many times I have seen statements akin to that in comment sections or in  forum discussions. Just one misspelled word or wrongly written English, and then you see a…

Learning To Be Myself

Who Am I? I can’t remember when it dawned on me, or how it did. I also can’t remember what caused it , but one day a few years back, during introspection I realized that I must discover ME. Now I know you’re wondering, was I acting all those years? Well the answer to that is, I…

Ideology

Originally posted on The Muslim Literati:
People are not always conscious of the ideologies that affect them. Or, to put it another way, they are not always conscious that the ideas are ideologies, and just assume them to be the way things obviously are… Ideology works best by disappearing, so that people simply take their…

“Don’t marry a Muslim”

Originally posted on Sumedh Natu:
My grandmother slit her wrists today. To assure the inquisitive, prying world it had nothing to do with the inner politics of the family, I was asked to stick to the discussed story that she found out she had an incurable injury. The truth is she couldn’t handle the apparent…