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By Sreyashi Mazumdar

The two minutes noodle was about to run into an apocalyptic end when Bombay high court’s decision entered into the scene as a lifeguard and breathed life into the country’s most coveted noodle brand. After a stretch of two months, Maggi will be back to the pavilion gaming for sixes and fours in the Indian food industry. The banishment of the scrumptious noodle was owing to the presence of MSG and Lead beyond permissible limits. However, its recuperation from a vegetative state has given way to revelry owing to its popularity among the noodle lovers.

Dil Maange More + Thanda matlab Coca-Cola

The aforementioned lyrical monologue immediately paints a picture of a 600ml bottle of Pepsi and coke respectively. Both the brands got into the soup owing to an alleged anomaly in their content. According to a CSE report, the aerated drinks were found to contain unacceptable amounts of pesticide that exceeded the proposed Indian safety standards. Despite going through a tumultuous phase for a considerable period of time, both the brands ended up reconciling their market standards.

Cadbury Dairy milk

From a toddler to an old fogey, each and everyone- once in a while- must have craved for an extra bite of that

delectable cadbury bar which leaves one gawking at its purple wrapper. The brand got lambasted few years ago owing to the presence of worms in the chocolate bar. However, the company jumped to its rescue with loaded PR campaigns. Two weeks after the brand got criticised owing to the anomaly, advertisements started thronging television screens with Bollywood’s Big B reiterating how Cadbury dairy milk is the most trusted brand, flaunting the golden metallic foil that would shied the coveted piece of chocolate from worms.

Kentucky fried chicken (KFC)

While licking our fingers after a steamy platter of fried chicken the only tune that comes to one’s mind is the famous KFC jingle- It’s finger licking good. In the year 2012, the international brand got into controversies, as worms were detected in the chicken nuggets in one of the outlets in Kerela. The company braced itself up and immediately trailed on the alleged discrepancy. Though there was a temporary upheaval over the issue, KFC lovers didn’t stop nibbling on the same.

Despite the permeating contentions over the aforementioned sought after brands, people, at the end of the day, prefer a platter of toothsome food, debunking the tenets of precautionary measures. Be it Maggie or KFC, at the end of the day taste buds triumph over functional glitches.



Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

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Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

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Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

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