Month: March 2012

  • Reading: Help a logophile out please

    These last few months when I’ve been bed-ridden and vacationing, I read for over 8 hours a day. Yes, I counted. I love reading long articles. Most websites are not designed to help you with reading long form articles. Till Readability happened, I would tweak websites via firebug to make long articles readable. Readability has…

  • What we dont talk about- Steroid Abuse among Teenagers in Brothels in Bangladesh

    In Bandladesh’s legal brothels, madams dose the (often underage) sex-workers with Dexamethasone, a steorid, to make them look older and fatter.which their customers find attractive.

  • A Guide to Life [Guest post]

    Cathartist, who has written on Cerebral salad before, mailed me with her response to the criticism that Meena Kandasamy was facing for her article about domestic violence. I am turning the mail into a post. As usual, she is brilliant. Follow her on twitter. A guide to life – General edition Can doctors be unhealthy?…

  • Some Questions that need to be answered on Domestic Violence

    Background: Poet and Dalit activist Meena kandasamy recently wrote about her story of domestic violence. She is an evocative writer and her article has resulted in a lot of conversation on various web-platforms.  Among the usual “hear, hear” and “she must be lying”  comments were a few a few questions that are earnest and need…