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Why I’m Grateful My Parents Dismissed My Dreams

You’ve probably heard a variation of this joke: Indians first become engineers and then try to pursue their dreams. We all know...

Should we Categorize Babies into ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ at Birth?

When a baby is born, the doctor identifies the reproductive organs and assigns a biological sex - either male or female. Essentially,...

A Tale of Two Pennu Kaanals

For the past couple of weeks, the PinkLungi team was brainstorming ideas related to Pennu Kaanals. For the non-Malayalis, the literal (and...

Why Covid-19 Is Not The End Of The World

Death toll rising, financial crisis brewing, Governments trying to find ways to somehow restore stability, people growing restless with extended periods of...

Sex, Gender & Sexuality are Three Different Things

Historically, society has assumed that people have one sex, one gender, and one sexuality. In fact, sex and gender have been interchangeably...

Oru Pennu Kannal Kadha

“Kaal viral vechu vattam varakaan marakanda!” one of my aunts quipped as I got ready for my first ever pennu kannal many...

God’s Own Hands: Celebrating Our Finest Instrumentalists

The most beautiful aspect of music is how it eliminates all kinds of imagined constructs between people. For years, Kerala has been...

Why I No Longer Oppose Arranged Marriages

As teenagers, my friends and I were adamant advocates of love marriage. Almost every teacher, counselor, and parent warned us that marrying...

Dalit Renaissance In Kerala’s Movie Industry: A Myth?

Walkthrough of avant-garde movies of Kammatipaadam and Ee. Ma. Yau