Amanda Francesca Mendonça

After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

6 People Who Miraculously Escaped Serial Killers And Cheated Death

If you cross paths with a psychopathic serial killer, you’re pretty much dead, and it’s never pretty.  Unless you’re one of the lucky people on this list who made it through hell and lived to tell the story. 1. Kala Brown In August 2016, 30-year-old Kala Brown and her boyfriend, Charles Carver went missing. Kala […]

8 Medical Devices From The Past That Were Downright Scary

When my Doctor asked me to undergo an MRI last year, it didn’t end well. Being claustrophobic, I begged to be let out after about five minutes that seemed like an eternity and emerged, white and shaking. Suffice it to say that this traumatic experience taught me just how scary medical devices and instruments are. But […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Truth About Anti-Rape Devices

We must truly live in terrible times if after a person has been brutally raped, we’re ready to hold accountable everyone else but the rapist. But to be honest, it’s nothing new. Historically, sexual assault has always been viewed as a result of men’s inability to keep it in their pants. To avoid being raped, […]

Typhoid Mary: The Most Famous Disease Carrier In History

The story of Mary Mallon, or the infamous Typhoid Mary, begins in the year 1906 with a man called Charles Henry Warren. For their summer vacation that year, the New York banker and his family rented a summer home from George Thompson in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Mary was to be their cook. Then on […]

The Story Of Thums Up: How Indians Came To Taste The Thunder

When Coca-Cola exited India in 1977, it gave local companies a rare opportunity to step in and cement their positions in the cola industry. More importantly, it allowed for the creation of Thums Up, a fizzy drink that you and I grew up with. Looking to expand their soft drink portfolio, Ramesh and Prakash Chauhan […]

Charles Sobhraj: The Story Of The Infamous Bikini Killer

My first introduction to Charles Sobhraj was a couple of summers ago, when I walked into Goa’s O’Coqueiro Restaurant. It was there in 1986 that the alleged killer had been waiting for a call when he was ambushed by Inspector Madhukar Zende. He’d escaped from Delhi’s Tihar Jail, a maximum security prison, only two weeks before. […]

10 Of The Most Interesting Condom Confessions You’ll Come Across

The internet is one place where people can take off their masks and freely share their secrets, deep and dark as they may be. Well, one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure, going by these somewhat bizarre, but mostly entertaining condom confessions. #1. “I’m a librarian. When a hot guy comes in I slip a […]

These #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly Tweets Sum Up Bollywood Movies In The Most Entertaining Way!

Film plots can sometimes stretch for hours, and get ridiculously tangled and twisted up on the way. Luckily, some kind folks on Twitter did us all a favour and explained Bollywood’s favourite flicks in tweets, albeit very badly. Here are some that deserve special recognition.  #1. Bhai Came. Bhai Saw. Bhai Roxxxx! #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly — Banna […]

The Bedroom Blame Game: Are You Responsible For Your Partner’s Orgasms?

When it comes to orgasming during intercourse, a look at statistics across the globe will tell you that one side seems to be losing big time. Yep. Even though it’s each other they’re having sex with, only 25% of women consistently achieve an orgasm as compared to the whopping 75% of men who do so […]

4 Steps To Get Over Someone You Were Never Really In A Relationship With!

As lovers in a time of love without labels, we are no longer bound by the standard set of rules that defined relationships of old. We find someone we click with, exchange numbers and spend hours texting and getting close without actually knowing where we’re headed. And when we finally do realize that we’re going […]

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