Hefner saw more than just beauty in Black people. He saw talent. And in parallel to building a deeply hedonistic culture, which, many argue, is an incomplete view of the brand, he raised an America where egalitarianism became the new cool.
#2. The Joy of making Music: Being Men and Women in a world that is becoming increasingly androgynous
Growing up in the 90s, I was often subjected to phrases like, ‘Women aren’t lesser than men.’ A decade later, I was entertained by advertisements that increasingly promoted gender enmity– “Why should boys have all the fun?” Despite being born and raised in a household that seldom made me feel underprivileged because of my gender, […]
#1. To the entitled millennials who are sometimes unable to afford the ₹300 sandwich (including me!)
In May of 2016, Buzzfeed came up with an article which deeply resonated with my being. The Urban Poor You Haven’t Noticed: Millennials Who’re Broke, Hungry, But On Trend. I was in the third year of my bachelors’ and had to struggle most evenings explaining where I blew up all my money, to my mother. […]
The process of development of adult sexual behavior from undifferentiated potentialities of an infant is a long and complex one. There is never a guarantee that the end result of the process will be a “normal” heterosexual one. The result is anything but uniform. Each society, however, approves or disapproves of certain sexual patterns and […]
Depression survivors feel they have conquered that toughest part of life. If they can overcome depression, what more in life can torment them? Little do we know that the evil witch that depression is tends to meet some along the road several times in a lifetime! Statistics have it that nearly 50% of all the […]
Man is a social animal. Now, whether man is an animal or not is a latter concern, but in this post, we will talk about man and his need for society. Man cannot live in isolation. I and other people like me (Billy, et cetera et cetera) would argue that we absolutely can because we […]
The seventeenth century was the Age of Enlightenment; the eighteenth – of Reason; the nineteenth – of Progress; and the twentieth – of Anxiety. Although the human race has always been headed into solving problems, somehow it has also moved in the direction of creating new ones. And hence now, in the twenty-first century, the […]
Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy. – Aristotle, The Nicomacbean Ethics Introduction 166 inmates currently have the privilege to be in the most […]
My anger and my disappointment are still with me. I have trust issues with God. There’s an improbable season of waiting.
To be honest, I did not want to reach out to y’all anytime soon, but rest of the team at Sowers made me do it (they collectively kicked me in the behind!) So here I am to tell you what I am like and what has been up with me. The good news is I […]