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Welcome to Bonobology!

A space dedicated entirely to discussions on couple relationships. A portal which offers a secure, fun and non-judgemental space to urban Indians to read about, share and to discuss their experiences in the journey of love and relationships. Reading about others who are in the same boat or learning about the challenges that other couples and singles are dealing with always helps one gain perspective. It possibly helps us strengthen our relationship along the way.


We have a large bank of personal narratives that have come to us from Indians across the globe, which cover various facets of coupledom. The happy dizzying love, the carefree single life, heartbreak, affairs, sex and much more. To make them easy to find, we have slotted them into

different categories, namely:


Single and Dating

Fun And Masti

Relationship Experts

Break-up and Scars

Married Life

Affair and Cheating

Sex and Passion






Also, we have with us an esteemed panel of experts (doctors, lawyers, counsellors) who answer relationship questions that come in from our readers. (He is dating all three of us, but I think he loves ‘me’ truly!/My girlfriend caught me masturbating and left me, what do I do!/My mother in law hates me; please help!)  From time to time, our experts also share articles on various subjects related to couple relationships. (Importance of the female orgasm/why you keep falling for the wrong guy/how single men and women approach love differently). You can find them all of them in our Expert Speak section.


Want to discuss something with like-minded people? (Why is women’s infidelity more controversial than a man’s?)


Need to offload or vent? (I cheated on my wife, but I love her dearly). Unburden by writing in anonymously in our confessions page.


Have a story that you’d like to share? Look no further; submit here.


What on earth does Bonobology mean?

This inspiration for the name Bonobology comes from the word ‘Bonobos’. Bonobos are a species of ape whose societies know virtually no conflict. They are also the closest to humans in DNA. Hence at ‘Bonobo-logy’, we are attempting to provide a space that will allow couples to resolve their conflicts and be more like our closest ape cousins! You can read more about this here. 

Team Bonobology

Founder: Raksha Bharadia

Raksha Bharadia is a multi-talented personality who is as eloquent with the mic as she is with the pen. Relationships always fascinated her, which is why she started www.bonobology.com, a groundbreaking concept in India that deals with every aspect of couple relationships mainly in the urban Indian context. The site is constantly challenging perceptions and providing solutions to relationship issues. Bonobology has already published 6,000 articles, has done international collaborations and has 11,000-12,000 visitors every day. Raksha leads an all-women team who are working to make the site better and bigger. 


Based on the research that she did while launching the site, Raksha has written the book Chaos: In Romance, Sexuality and Fidelity that has been published by Rupa Publications and launched recently. 


She has already authored four more books (Available on Amazon) and edited 13 titles in the Chicken Soup For The Indian Soul series for Westland. She has been a columnist for FeminaAhmedabad Mirror and DNA Ahmedabad and has contributed to several popular lifestyle publications in India. Her association with Star Plus started with sourcing seven stories and she ended up writing the screenplay for the show Lakhon Main Ek. Raksha has been on TedX and Josh Talks sharing her valuable experiences and in-depth knowledge about relationships in India.

Given a choice, Raksha would have loved to live out of a suitcase, but she ensures she takes off to some exotic locale whenever Bonobology gives her a small break.  You can find more about Raksha on LinkedIn.

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Partner: Manu Khera​

Manu Khera has over 30 years of experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial roles and takes pride in building businesses from scratch. Technology is his potion and marketing and problem solving, his passion. His innovative ideas has always ensured success for his ventures. He worked as the VP and head of Internet business at Reliance for 12 years before quitting to start Big Bang Innovations, a mobile first platform for Enterprise CRM/HRM. 

When Manu Khera is not brainstorming, you can find him sitting at his desk and jotting down his thoughts in impeccable English.

You can find more about Manu on LinkedIn.

Backend Manager: Nikita Baid

Nikita is a content writer with more than three years of experience in developing and marketing content on social media channels. She is an avid reader and experimental when it comes both to baking and traveling which gets easily reflected in her writing style

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SEO Head: Swati Chandok

Passionate SEO enthusiast, an avid reader, writer, a 24×7 mother,  and a growth hacker by passion. I believe in persistence and am driven by creativity and innovation. The 4 things I swear by are ‘Think, Try, Analyze, Repeat’.

Editor-in-Chief: Arushi Chaudhary

Arushi Chaudhary is a freelance journalist and writer with 5 years of experience in print publications such as the Pune Mirror and Hindustan Times, and another 6 years of freelance writing for digital platforms and print publications – The Tribune, BR International magazine, Sum Up, Make My Trip, Killer Features, The Money Times, Senhora, and Home Review, to name a few. Writing is her first and forever love.

Editor: Ananyaa Bhowmik

Ananyaa Bhowmik is a queer and neurodivergent academic scholar, cat hoarder, and spoken word poet from Kolkata. She is obsessed with coffee and climate change and thinks dragons are pretty neat.

Writer: Mudra Joshi

Mudra is a literature major, with a penchant for psychology, sociology, gender, and of course – writing! She can be found in a remote cafe in Mumbai, reading books her friends think are boring. Mudra loves traveling, theatre, and stories in all forms and styles. She would put it much more simply: “People are crazy interesting.” 

Writer: Gauravi Narang

Being a media student with a keen interest in society and history, I enjoy everything from news podcasts to Twitter faux pas. Also a tea aficionado who can talk endlessly over a cup. 

Interested in learning and writing about gender, culture and society.

Social Media Associate: Kiranjotkaur Valecha

A writer by nature, a baker by heart, and a traveller by soul, Kiranjot feeds her passions with fierce love and undying curiosity.

She is an unapologetic feminist who does not think twice before voicing her opinions. Smashing patriarchy and contemporary dancing are just two of her daily activities. She hopes to make her life as metaphorical as the images that draw her to poetry.

Social Media Associate: Sonam Desai

Outspoken, unapologetic and fierce. 
She speaks her truth through her work. Design and Social Media is her oxygen tank and she does everything to guard it.

Graphic Designer: Sundeep Bhatia

Sundeep is a graphic and web designer with more than 17 years of experience and has worked with all sorts of clients from startups to government organizations to corporates. An all-India topper from his multimedia institute, he feels lucky that he is getting paid to pursue his hobby. Apart from his love for graphic design, he is majorly into blogging about food, travel, and art. He is one half of the award-winning blogger duo Sundeep and Bedabrata also known as DelhiFunDos in social media circles.

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Tech Support: Krushang Shah​

Krushang Shah is Bonobology’s go-to man for everything tech. He is super quick with solving issues and he does that with a smile – always. 

With 12 years experience in IT Krushang has a great command over 7 programming languages. His specializations include Magento, WordPress, PHP, HTML5, Moodle, HRM, CRM, ERP and all other kinds of open source languages and solutions. He started his career as software developer and then learned on the job. For Krushang, who is adept in SEO too, learning and applying technical skills is an everyday excitement. He can develop, debug and modify almost every single open source application. 

The best thing about him is his speed and in-depth and accurate analysis in any project. Patient, friendly and helpful, Krushang is anyone’s dream tech guy.