News, Women

A perfectly curated world: does Scarlett London reflect the world of Insta-sham?

It was supposed to capture her typical morning routine: drinking a cup of tea on the bed with some strawberries and pancakes by her side and the magical possibility of some Listerine in her mouth. #Ad done. But Scarlett Dixon, known more widely as blogger Scarlett London, has found herself in the middle of a media storm after one tweet criticising her posts to be a 'lie factory' went viral.

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Life, Uncategorized

How swimming helped my mental health

“Chill out, don’t stress so much!” I’m sure you’ve heard these words before when things may have gotten on top of you. But what happens if you can’t just… relax?

Life, Women

Married by 30? That’s an age-old notion.

One of the plagues in our world is that women are given a shelf life. Everyone normally skirts around it, but we’re earmarked like a sack of potatoes with use-by dates seared across our forehead. Usually, that use-by-date is the age of 30. As we get older, girls and women are under constant pressure to… Continue reading Married by 30? That’s an age-old notion.

TV

In defence of ’13 Reasons Why’

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the latest Netflix sensation ‘13 Reasons Why’, a story centred around teenager Hannah Baker who reveals the reasons she committed suicide through a series of tapes sent to her peers from school following her death. The show has been widely criticised for its graphic… Continue reading In defence of ’13 Reasons Why’

Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York, twenty-five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript. Or is it a confession? Today: unearth the secrets of The Book of… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Alice has a perfect life – a cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; the phone rings and then goes dead; things don’t quite add up. Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be… Continue reading Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Film, Reviews

We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly

Its been a long time since I watched a movie that broke my heart. Bollywood movies in particular often fail to make me emotional because of their formulaic story lines, stock characters and their inability to depict a world that one can truly relate to. Hindi cinema rarely moves away from the norm: romantic or flawed heroes saving the… Continue reading We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly