“It’s that piece of land between Singapore and Thailand!”

The United States Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore today to counter China’s growing influence over Southeast Asia and to discuss the global chip shortage that is costing US companies billions of dollars.

She’s scheduled to visit Hanoi later this…


What it’s like to have a nationality with an asterisk

I recently watched an Indian movie, ‘Raazi’, set in the early ’70s about an Indian Muslim girl from Kashmir who marries into a high-ranking Pakistani military family to conduct espionage for India at the time of war. The movie is based on a true story.


Here’s what no one tells you about loving yourself

The notion of ‘Happily Ever After’ is taught to us through fairytales at a very young age. It teaches us to believe in a light at the end of the tunnel, and that everything will work out in our favour at the end.

For the better part of my life…


If my father saw this, he’d put a bullet through my head.

Growing up in two heavily religious countries, the concept of not having a religion was something demonic and unacceptable.

It’s not that atheists don’t exist in heavily religious countries, but most atheists hide their beliefs in fear of persecution.

From a very young age, I was exposed to the idea…


Stupid things people say to tattooed women

As a young Asian woman living in a conservative society, having tattoos is something that is immensely frowned upon. So you can imagine the look of horror on my parents’ face when I came home with one. That too on a very visible spot (my forearm).

Words were thrown around…


We are still being subjected to unfair prejudices when it comes to this practice

Tattoos have been around for centuries. From Native Americans to ancient Egyptians to Maori tribes, tattoos have held significance in a lot of cultures. They symbolize a person’s identity in a number of ways, whether it’s status within a community, passage into adulthood, or a connection with a particular group.


Brexit. What an exasperating farrago. In these times of high uncertainty, it must be particularly afflicting being a startup owner; not knowing what the future holds for your business. Ever since its announcement in 2016, Brexit’s often contradicting headlines have caused much confusion for all parties involved.

Even though the…

Aish Mann

An economist by training & a writer by soul, I write about topics that I feel add value to the world.

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