Silpa Kovvali

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Touring the Ivory Tower

When we are reminded of our world-class reputation, we very rarely consider it through the lens of an outsider.

No Need to Ask or Tell

Coming out has become a highly ritualized process, an often-traumatic coming-of-age requirement for all those who deviate from arbitrary societal norms for sexual behavior.

Let There Be Light

What a shame to be deemed “educated,” having acquired eight semesters’ worth of facts and figures but not challenged or changed the principles based upon them.

True Love Revision

I approached my interview with Rachel Wagley, co-president of True Love Revolution, as an opportunity to rethink my perspective on ...

Reevaluating Rape

The legal system alone cannot prevent rape. We must root out fundamental problems with a culture that explicitly and implicitly condones sexual assault.

Shirking Tradition

Upon entering the art gallery of the Government Museum in Chennai, visitors are greeted by enormous portraits of various officers,

Coggins' Critique Is Not Coherent

Although Jessica Coggins’ “Where Narcissism Rules” (Oct. 3, oped) paints her as a proponent of “reasoned debate,” the columnist failed