Usri wants to be many things. A cat whisperer, a space traveller, a stand up comic, a serious poet, an award winning filmmaker, a professional thinker. As of now, writing is the only thing she can do tolerably well. She has previously worked as a culture writer at Tehelka magazine.
Why is therapy still a taboo word in our families?
Whose womb is it anyway?
Resilience might be the magic potion we need to survive...
When fans become too much
The insidious intent of the ‘good vibes only’ gang
How our identities shape our lived experiences
Are we practising virtual mobocracy in the name of cancel...
The romance of old TV days
The pandemic is revealing the story of our gendered homes
Can the idea of death help us accept life?
When our childhood heroes break our hearts
Surviving ‘negativity bias’ during the pandemic
Ageism in the time of Corona
Is queer love not ‘love’ enough?
Do we need to recharge our compassion batteries?
Our relationship with godmen is turning toxic
The curious case of the apolitical superstar
Killing me slowly
Kartik Aaryan and the rise of the misogynistic monologuer
Bollywood’s special gift of ageism to its women
Modern Cities: Love
Can pan-India films save India’s cinemas?
Cinema is having an existential crisis
The shades of the Indian sports drama
Surviving the Crooked City
The Unravelling of Hustle Culture