articles by Piyasree Dasgupta


It's time Kaali Peeli taxis faced the truth: They are the cause behind Uber, Ola's success

So when taxi unions go on strike, pulling a long face and complaining that the cab aggregrators are hampering their business, you laugh at the irony of it.


All Is Well review: This Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan-starrer will put you to sleep

There's one good thing about All Is Well. If you have not dozed off or walked out during the film, give yourself a pat in the back.


Addyi is no 'female Viagra': It could benefit men more than women

If Viagra is from Mars, don't be fooled into thinking Addyi is from Venus. It's from another galaxy altogether.


Too much sex ahead? No, Tinder has not started a 'dating apocalypse' yet

So, what exactly do you think is a 'dating apocalypse'?


APJ Abdul Kalam: The President who never stopped being an aam aadmi

Several of the RIP messages dedicated to Kalam were accompanied with anecdotes - some personal, some collected from others, some remembered from books and speeches.


What Rahul Yadav 'bared' in the Femina interview: He is just an ill-mannered, overgrown child

The article begins like this: "I am standing in Rahul Yadav’s bedroom. No, this is not a dream."


SC may have fallen into the patriarchy trap even with judgement on unwed mothers

On July 7, the Supreme Court had to ask the country to grow up and accept that a woman can take good care of a child all by herself.


Dear Hema Malini, time to shut up and stop blaming Dausa victim's father

It was fine till she was playing the battered Seeta. Her Geeta avatar on Twitter today, however, has dug her her into a hole.


Stupider than thou: The idiocy of trying to bully a Bangladesh newspaper for the Indian cricket team meme

Hell hath no fury, like a Indian cricket fan scorned and impossible to distract since there's no cricket match playing on TV.


Dear cynics, sneering at rainbow DPs on Facebook won't do a lot for LGBT rights in India

If we can set aside cynicism for a bit, here's what the US judgment means to people outside the country.


Who cares? Here's what the post-Emergency generation thinks about its 40th anniversary

For a generation that didn't live the turmoil, the Emergency figured in their lives as dinner-time anecdotes at times, as sarcastic analogies at others.


St Stephen's sexual harassment case: Principal Thampu's 'defence' reveals a callous institution hiding behind Vishakha

The St Stephen's incident and Thampu's critique of the complainant makes it clear that instituting a committee to probe incidents of sexual harassment in an organisation is not enough


Jurassic World review: Colin Trevorrow's film brings you the most badass dinosaurs ever

Don't lose heart, the T-Rex is back and it's going to remind you that the world has witnessed greater atrocities than your boss or vegetarian sushi.


Nope, Vishakha Singh didn't really punish her Facebook abuser, and for good reason

Women as we know, hardly venture out of social media to complain against such harassers to the police. And there's a good reason why they don't.