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5 Great Indian Reads From This Week That You Can Finish In Under 5 Minutes

Just 5 minutes to a smarter, more informed you.

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1. Every Navratri Falguni Made Me Feel That Queer Is Ekdum Cool

Sonal Giani writes a heartfelt ode to Falguni Pathak for Agents Of Ishq, and how Pathak's music videos made her an unlikely queer icon for '90s kids.
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Sonal Giani writes a heartfelt ode to Falguni Pathak for Agents Of Ishq, and how Pathak's music videos made her an unlikely queer icon for '90s kids.

2. If You Care About Women’s Rights In India, You Now Have To Care About Chetan Bhagat

Swati Daftuar writes about how Chetan Bhagat's new book, One Indian Girl, might be flawed, but is still a small step forward for feminism in India.
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Swati Daftuar writes about how Chetan Bhagat's new book, One Indian Girl, might be flawed, but is still a small step forward for feminism in India.

3. Online Gamers: Play, Boys

Lhendup G. Bhutia explores the fascinating underground subculture of online gaming in India for Open, including a team of pro-gamers living and training together in Mumbai.
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Lhendup G. Bhutia explores the fascinating underground subculture of online gaming in India for Open, including a team of pro-gamers living and training together in Mumbai.

4. The Social Psychology Of Overeating

Before the food-filled Diwali season comes up, Shilpa Madan dissects for Livemint the intriguing reasons behind failed diets and overeating. Spoiler alert: It includes everything other than hunger.
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Before the food-filled Diwali season comes up, Shilpa Madan dissects for Livemint the intriguing reasons behind failed diets and overeating. Spoiler alert: It includes everything other than hunger.

5. The Desperation Of Indian Housewives In The United States Of America

Quartz India's Diksha Madhok writes about how the H4 dependent visa, which prohibits holders from working or starting a business in the U.S., has left tens of thousands of qualified Indian women unemployed after moving there for their husbands.
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Quartz India's Diksha Madhok writes about how the H4 dependent visa, which prohibits holders from working or starting a business in the U.S., has left tens of thousands of qualified Indian women unemployed after moving there for their husbands.