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A Woman Like That

Last year, I met an extremely interesting woman; she was fierce, passionate and charming. She had one ‘problem’, she was a part of the bigger sect we post-caste Indians have conveniently labelled ‘Dalit’. And to advance her (un)p...
by SexGenderBody on Oct 18, 2010

‘Skin Deep’ In Whose Skin?

As a budding wordling and receptor of English Literary Academia in India, it’s not difficult to notice our affinity to the terms ‘Postcolonialism’, the ‘subject position of the Oriental reader’, our tendency to use words...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 6, 2010

Surges Of Nationalism And Just Where To Stuff Them

The last few days out here have been rather strange. Strange enough that I actually paid attention to what was happening around me instead of just going on under the oblivious haze I call my eyesight. It so seems everyone is very concerned about R...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 30, 2010

Weekly Textual/Sexual Reader (Week 1)

Jaded16′s Note: So a few weeks ago I joined Tumblr on a whim. Alcohol may have been a part of the three second decision-making process. Or not. Anyway, on another equally fancyarse whim I promised myself I’d read one book a week. So reade...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 26, 2010

Writing From The Mud Edition Of Stereotyping

As a ‘natives’ of what is still considered today ‘The Third World’ sometimes we get asked the silliest questions, as my students and I were discussing today. It never fails to amaze me how deep and insanely hilarious — w...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 26, 2010

Discussing Dusty Skins And Previlige (Part Two)

A few days ago, I ran into an old friend. While I like running into people — for there are always entertaining possibilities — what I dislike with a Direct Vengeance Of The Force Of A Thousand Suns And Add All The Angry Stars Too™ is ho...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 23, 2010

Is The Great Detachment The New Saviour?

As a Lady who is more often than not publicly and loudly UnSubtle (why yes she speaks!) (when she is allowed to that is),  I get my fair share of thoroughly silly people who will sprout the most ridiculous reasons for the most inane things. Last wee...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 20, 2010

Discussing Dusty Skins And Privilege (Part One)

Generally on any given day, I don’t go by generalisations or assumptions, given that my LadyBrain is allergic to ‘boxing’. But after careful observations and using devices that sound so scientific that you’ll be left impressed...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 18, 2010

On Occupied Bodies And UnRaveling Threads

I have a new post up at Womanist Musings. —- The only good thing that came off from last two weeks of bed rest was I got to finish a quarter of the books I put off reading. Turns out if you are pathetic enough, your friend will feel bad enough...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 10, 2010

A LadyBlogger’s Thoughts On Living Life On The Threshold

Every once in a while I have to endure full-blown family gathering that my parents are so fond of. If I were to say this is one migraine that lasts a lifetime, I won’t be doing it justice — and I haven’t even begun using the hyperbo...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 6, 2010

A LadyBlogger’s Thoughts On Living Life On The Threshold

Every once in a while I have to endure full-blown family gathering that my parents are so fond of. If I were to say this is one migraine that lasts a lifetime, I won’t be doing it justice — and I haven’t even begun using the hyperbo...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 4, 2010

Voicing The Voiceless Is Only The Concern Of The Artist In The Ivory Tower

As a child of 11, I got my first Austen novel from my grandmum. I remember getting lost in the beautiful words, spending hours just reading, laughing and crying with Lizzie — the routine dance of any Austen fan. I’d lose hours while readi...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 27, 2010

The Housewife Disease: The Oh NOES Is It Contagious Edition Of CabbageBraining

Some of my best childhood memories include me swimming under water in my uncle’s pool, have the water squish all semblance of coherent thought out of my ears, feel the water everywhere and see my breath come out in bubbles. I would pretend that...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 25, 2010

This Is Why I Gave Up On Newspapers — A Rant To Ad Nauseum

One of my many deviations from normalcy is my strong distaste for newspapers. For a Lady who has had many a wet dream about being a writer in the world outside just her head, it’s probably an impractical dream, I get that. Just like the time I...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 15, 2010

Oi With The Intersectionality Already!

Jaded16′s Note : Remember our awesome guest posts last week? To feed you BLOG! reading people’s insatiable hunger for perspectives that can offer more insight than me (I know you’re tired about reading about LadyBits all the freakin...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 9, 2010

We Are Still Speaking From Inside The Inner Courtyard — Only Now We Stand On Hard Concrete

In this monolithic omnipresent myth called Culture, I come across many instances of gobbledygook that a lot of people (un)painstakingly make up to dupe the masses, ironically in the name of the GreaterGood. Most times I laugh it off, hoping fervently...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 6, 2010

The English Speaker: The True Indian Edition Of Identity

As a moderately sensible lady, I tend to ignore my hefty pile of trollmail. I like to think it’s Dorothy Parker saying in my head, “But now I know the things I know/ And do the things I do/ And if you do not like me so/ To hell, my love,...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 2, 2010

The Perpetually Invisible Indian Lesbian — Where Is Miss Rich When You Need Her?

Author’s Note : Hello BLOG! reading people. I have a new post up at Womanist Musings. ——- This might not surprise you so much if I announced that I’m going through a pre-quarter-life-life-crisis right now; caused essentially b...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 27, 2010

Je Suis La Vache Enragée Edition Of Repitition

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I live in two worlds. One exists solely in my LadyBrain, filled with my poems and words populating the world inside my head; another where I live with the rest of the world. The boundaries are set in stone...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 25, 2010

Je Suis La Vache Enragé Edition Of Repitition

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I live in two worlds. One exists solely in my LadyBrain, filled with my poems and words populating the world inside my head; another where I live with the rest of the world. The boundaries are set in stone...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 25, 2010


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