Ruchira Sharma

sex and relationships

The Problem with Right Wing Men On Dating Apps

There's been plenty of debate recently about left-wingers automatically rejecting right-wing men because of their politics. What hasn't really been mentioned is how unpleasant those men can be.
Ruchira Sharma
9.9.19
migration

This Refugee-Led Cooking Class Is Making Space for Cultural Exchange

Migrateful gives refugees and asylum seekers in London the chance to share favourite recipes with their new communities.
Ruchira Sharma
4.12.19
Munchies

What to Do When All Your Favourite Foods Remind You of Your Ex

After my ex and I broke up, the idea of cooking shakshuka felt bizarre and wrong. It had been our “thing” and I couldn’t imagine enjoying it by myself.
Ruchira Sharma
8.16.18
London

This Is What Would Happen If London Flooded

TLDR: If the tube floods, we're obviously in big trouble.
Ruchira Sharma
8.3.18
online dating

South Asian Women Like Me Still Face Subtle Racism on Tinder

What it really means when people say South Asian women are their "type", and how it makes you second-guess people's motives on dating apps.
Ruchira Sharma
7.24.18
generation rent

We Analysed Passive-Aggressive Flatmate Group Chats

A relationships expert told us what was going on in some of the deeply awkward screenshots we were sent.
Ruchira Sharma
6.13.18
South Asian food

Meet the Pakistani Chef Teaching Colonial History Through Food

"It’s startling how little people know about Partition. The largest immigration of human movement across two countries took place and thousands lost their lives."
Ruchira Sharma
6.1.18
Holi

Why 'Holi-Inspired' Paint Throwing Parties Make Me Queasy

Holi is a religious festival in India, but recently it's become an "experience" for Westerners.
Ruchira Sharma
3.6.18
spices

This Entrepreneur Thinks Saffron Is the New Vanilla

"Vanilla is used as a mainstream ingredient in everything from ice cream to ready-made Mr. Kipling Bakewell tarts. I think saffron can take that position."
Ruchira Sharma
2.8.18
christmas

An Exhaustive List of Comebacks for Your Seasonal Family Arguments

Use this cheat sheet as soon as your uncle starts up with all that bollocks.
Ruchira Sharma
12.21.17
RACISM

Here Is Every Time I've Encountered 'Hipster Racism'

An employee of Lena Dunham's used the term when she announced she was resigning
Ruchira Sharma
11.22.17
INDIA

My 80-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me the Secret to a Perfect Diwali Feast

I spent the run-up to the Hindu festival of light with my grandmother in Jaipur, where she shared her recipe for kidney bean curry.
Ruchira Sharma
10.16.17
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