articles by Richa Kaul Padte

long-reads

Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind

For each of our physical bodies, intimacies and experiences, we have several data bodies, too. Ranging from the websites we visit to the CCTV footage we meander into, these digital bodies are not simply extractive data points, but extensions of our very selves. They paint complex portraits of who we are — or at least, who companies believe us to be.

Life

What Indians look for in desi porn: Homemade videos, 'bhabhis', and familiar settings

Richa Kaul Padte's Cyber Sexy offers views into online sexual cultures — camgirls, fanfiction writers, 'home-made' videos — while also exploring questions such as consent and its violation