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4 Poems That Made Cameos In Iconic Films

Poetry is my first and one true love. However, I do find myself engaging in flings with cinema and binge-worthy shows quite often. But, sometimes, when a line from a beautiful poem shows up in the credits of an amazing film, or […]

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A Celebration of Classic Poetry

British playwright, novelist, and short story writer W. Somerset Maugham once said, “The crown of literature is poetry. It is the end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty.”  And that beauty […]

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An Evening At SWF’s “Words Go Round”

I have attended not one, but many panel discussions and lectures about creative writing, theatre, YouTubing and film-making. From India to Singapore, Bollywood to Korean Drama – I have met experts and heard them talk on various issues. Because of that, I barely […]

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How I Celebrated Teej in Singapore

First of all I am sorry that this blog is coming in late but I guess you can forgive me as I was recovering from a 48-hour long fast. However, here I am and as promised I am going to share with […]

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Naha Kha – Bathe, Worship and Then Eat

Tomorrow, on 11th of September, Teej celebrations begin. One day ahead of Teej, the tradition of Naha Kha is observed. This literally means bathe and eat. The ritual, though, has some additional practices as well.  Here’s explaining Naha Kha: Women wake up early to take a […]

Things About Haritalika Teej that We Want You to Stop Asking Right Now!

All thanks to the dominance of Punjabi culture in Bollywood, it is a common perception among most people of India that Karvachauth is practiced in all parts of North India. No, it is not. It is a beautiful festival celebrated in Punjab, Delhi and […]

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“History owes an apology to LGBT” – Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex

Younis Sideeq Wani writes a detailed Report on the landmark SC Judgement of Decriminalization of Gay Sex in India #LoveWins: “Section 377 is irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary,” – CJI Dipak Mishra was quoted yesterday. In a landmark judgement, India’s Supreme Court struck down Section […]

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How To Plan A Game of Thrones Themed Party

Call us nerds but me and my husband are head over heels fans of the Game of Thrones series (Well, who isn’t?). I wanted to do something special for his birthday this year and I thought to plan a GOT themed surprise […]

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Take This From Mother Nature

I am at Pollen, Gardens By The Bay with botanical illustrationist Lucinda. Today is the first of her weekly botanical workshops at this surreal location. One of the things about working closely with an insightful artist like herself is that you learn […]

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