And these bite-sized translations of Kurunthogai, a poetic work that deals with love and separation, and the second volume of an anthology titled Ettuthokai.
If you think your anxiety over a lover not seeing your text message is new, 7th Century CE reminds you that Kurunthogai No.27 is not far from that feeling.
“I think college women need to stress less about perfectly living up to a feminist script and just worry about being fair and kind to whoever they're spending time with.
At the end of the day, that's what feminism is about — not a series of rules delineated into ‘good’ or ‘bad’ behavior.” Joy*, a senior at Wesleyan University, has found herself in this scenario way too many times.
The two biggest sticking points are my Jewish identity and my sexual orientation.
I grew up in a Modern Orthodox community, where I loved the rituals and patterns of life but felt marginalized as a woman.
“I personally like to split the check with dates for equality reasons, and it can always be awkward for guys if you call them out and ask them to only pay half,” she says. If it’s a first date with someone you don’t know well, let him pay if he’s being insistent.
Agents of Ishq's Paromita Vohra collaborated with Chenthil Nathan, whose Twitter account Old Tamil Poetry is popular.
Unlike the inhibitions of present day, we were apparently far more comfortable with eroticism way back then.
Being rudely woken up by the call of a rooster after a night of sex-fuelled passion? Agents of Ishq has created a post which looks at Tamil Sangam poetry with a contemporary dating framework to note that resonances between the two time periods and experiences.
These days, I feel most at home in liberal/pluralistic Jewish communities, and most of my Jewish life is in these communities.
And yet I still feel a deep connection to Orthodox practice that I don’t think will ever go away.