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A Stranger in My Own Land

Have you ever wondered- ‘Why do you call the place where you stay my home? Why do you call your birth place as my native place and the country you belong to as my motherland?’  I know you will think that I […]

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Standards of Beauty

In 6th grade, our teacher asked us what we aspired to be when we grew up. “I want to be a Doctor.” Wow! “I want to be an Engineer.” Great! “I want to be a Sports person.” Bravo! “I want to be […]

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A CRY FOR HELP vs. A CRY FOR ATTENTION

A week ago, I visited a friend who resides in Gurugram. That night it rained like cats and dogs, and ultimately her room was completely flooded. We woke up in horror looking at our drenched bodies and floating household items. We felt […]

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‘In The Name of Holy Matrimony’ by Preethi Warrier

Priya examined herself in the full length mirror, as the beautician added final touches to her make- up. She had never looked so beautiful before, and why not, she was the bride after all. She had finally found her prince charming and […]

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‘Lie To Me’ by Arunima

Feed me lies laced in False hopes. Keep me alive this way Tell me broken mirrors Can be fixed With no trace of cut glass. Make a house in the sky. We’ll never get there But it’ll be good to know That […]

What does a boiled egg look like?

Trust me when I say that even Google does not entertain this question. Why? Well, be it an eggetarian or vegetarian all of us know what a boiled egg looks like. So when my cousin was subjected to this question by her […]

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Connaught Place by Arunima

People watching in Connaught Place Chai sutta in hand (I’m a coffee lover But what the hell) And I sit there Till poison turns to ash. Delhi is beautiful- For even in its busy places There are stops within the crowd To […]

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#ISupportNRCAssam says Sumona Chetia

On July 30, 2018, the final draft list of NRC Assam was released. I showed the list consisting the names of my family members along with my name to my best friend. Instantly, she cracked a harmless joke by saying, “I am […]

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