Leher Kala

Articles By Leher Kala

On the Loose: Cooking may be the new marker of masculinity

Cooking at home shouldn’t be masculine or feminine, it’s an essential skill, though for some of us females, a torturous one as well.

On the Loose: Life Wear

Fashion is heavily influenced by value systems and perspectives and Uniqlo is a beneficiary of our current moment.

Half truths

Anonymous allegations have lopsided advantages

Men at play

Just because the ankle exists, doesn’t mean it should be highlighted

Smoking is a choice. It doesn’t need government intervention

In an ideal world, none of us would indulge in self-defeating habits that we know, intellectually, are hastening our demise.

On the loose: Tears for fears

The case for the occasional meltdown

On the loose: Clock work

Teachers should embrace technology, not resist it.

On the Loose: Between the lines

When truth is stranger than legendary fiction

Celebrity do-gooders have value, just not in international affairs

Causes may be to celebrities what social responsibility is to corporates — in today’s world every star and organisation needs one.

On the Loose: Indecent Proposal

What Kashmiri women want is options other than marriage

Hopeless wanderers

Shame the crude tourist into behaving

Travel smart, pack light

Packing is one of those chores that seems deceptively simple but it’s a skill that most of humanity doesn’t appear to have. Even seasoned travellers end up carrying a mind-boggling array of stuff they don’t use.

On the Loose: Skin Deep

An app opens a conversation on the ravages of time

On the Loose: Chasing Happiness

The flawed but essential plan to solve inner angst

Rules of Civility

Instead of moral policing, if India had a culture of policing manners and etiquette, Kangana Ranaut would deserve a life sentence—without bail.

The Birkin signals you are somebody or Hermes wouldn’t be selling you the bag

Conservation is a collective responsibility and it’s unclear how Ms Ambani’s purchase of the Birkin deserves more flak than everybody else.

Graduation Day is to celebrate students, not build ‘Indian’ pride

In these times, one should be grateful that (so far) we’re not receiving notices at home ordering us to cut a laddoo on our birthdays instead of cakes. Because that too is a Western-style celebration that could be questioned.

On the loose: Coming Apart

In India, divorce is harder on women. The law recognises that.

On the Loose: True Blue

Why we wear what we wear.

Ladies Rights

The rare times when women are the beneficiaries of sexism