A Creeping Disquiet

// A CREEPING DISQUIET // 23 JUNE, 2017 Featured Submissions In the starry abodes of men. Illustrated by Jiyeon Yoo.   He teetered, nigh on the brink of the abyss, thinking Of the creeping disquiet, that seemed to seize him. He spoke of disillusionment, of yearning,...

Part I

//  P A R T  I  // 16 June, 2017 Bewajah He kissed her. But he couldn’t do it for long. It was a quick one on the lips. She stood like a slice of sunshine at the door. And in that moment, he wanted to burn out in it but he had to let it fade away. He stood there for a...

Crush

// C R U S H // 15 June, 2017 Scattered Sentences Not love - A kind of lightness. Illustrated by Swati Singh. I'll begin -   With the most cliché beginning,   (I wonder if it's a bad way to start this inning)   Heart racing, head spinning,   Weird, like blood thinning...

A Lioness Is Rising

A LIONESS IS RISING 11 June, 2017 Featured Submissions She can dance, she does prance. Illustrated by Ishita Srivastava. She can dance, she does prance. She might sing, can fight unbelievably with a lance. She sleeps still to cradle songs. On her awakening, the...

Rèveuse

// Rèveuse // 08 JUNE, 2017 Cornucopia Rèveuse. Ilustrated by Harshi Lal.   I wish one day the smog disappears, To know that the skies are still blue. To feel once more the purpose of my existence, Although far away from you.   To see sunny hours of summer, To feel...

She Blogs In Beauty

SHE BLOGS IN BEAUTY    1 June, 2017 Scattered Sentences She blogs in beauty. Illustrated by Swati Singh She blogs in beauty-  While blue light,   illuminates her screen and face.  Her soul, hid, yet  Her fingers bright,  Tapping the endless app displays.    She blogs...

A Promise to You

A PROMISE TO YOU  31 MAY, 2017 Esoterica I will become me. Illustrated by Esther Larisa David. Dear Dad, Dear Mom, Dear Teachers, Dear Sharmaji, Dear Dilli wali mausi, Dubai waale maama, and Kolkata waale chaachaji ka beta, Thank you for always asking me about the...

Sawaal

// SAWAAL //  20 MAY, 2017 Bewajah "Aur main poochti bhi kya?" Illustrated by Harshi Lal "My chauffeur's wife was diagnosed with cancer. Despite being almost friends with him, I couldn't get myself to ask him about her. One day, in a foreign city I asked myself why."...

Diseased

// D I S E A S E D // by Swati Singh Look how she came. She came like a snowflake, Dropped gently from the heavens above; Lovely and white, unique just the same. Look how she blossomed. She blossomed like a flower, Beautiful and pristine, in all her grace; Spreading...

April Come She Will- Lilibet

April Come She Will- Lilibet 23 APRIL, 2016 Time Turner Chaos and turmoil encompassed the Royal nation as the heavenly fog amalgamated with earthly soot blanketed its innocent citizens. The hospitals were flooded with men, women and children accompanied by masked...

‘Trigger Khench, Tamasha Dekh’

'Trigger Khench, Tamasha Dekh' 21 APRIL, 2016 Monocle A sequel to the highly entertaining and thought provoking ‘Jolly LLB’, ‘Jolly LLB 2” certainly has twice the amount of satire. The movie saw an armed siege in a courtroom, in broad daylight (muskurayye, aap Lucknow...

Everything That You Ever Wanted

Everything That You Ever Wanted 19 APRIL, 2017 Bewajah A freshly punched out 10 second old, wrapped in blood and piss has the potential to make you as happy as you never thought you could feel. It’s wonderful how your sperm (or egg), which you’d washed down the drain...

A Reality Check: You Are Not Cool

A Reality Check: You Are Not Cool 18 APRIL, 2017 Esoterica Sometimes you take a look around and all you see is these amazing people around, doing cool things. You see people boasting of their achievements, making sure everyone knows. Someone is writing a book, someone...

The Forbidden Question

The Forbidden Question 15 APRIL, 2017 Featured Submissions 2076 A.D. “What is it?” There. I’d done it. I had asked a forbidden question. There was no going back now. It all started on my seventh birthday; the day I was legally old enough to finally use all the...

The Hills Are Alive

The Hills Are Alive 14 MARCH, 2017 Monocle ‘The Sound of Music’ is a delightful amalgamation of timeless humour, relatable emotions and scores of heartwarming moments. At face value, it is a movie about a nun, teaching children devoid of maternal love to find solace...

Delete

Delete Made by Swati Singh My cellphone, Hasn’t buzzed in ages. You have no reason to text or call. You said we’d keep in touch, Our emails would last pages. “The communication wouldn’t ever fall.” How was I to know, When truth sparkled in your eyes. I missed the...

Paak Ya Napaak

Paak Ya Napaak 10 MARCH, 2016 Bewajah 1 ghar, 2 gaadi. 4 jeans, 8 shirt. 3 moze, 2 joote. Aadha glass paani, do kaur roti. Made by Esther Larisa David Gine chune dost, 1 baar ka saccha pyaar 4 baar ka jhoota. 2-4 dhoke, 8-10 gawaaye mauke. Kuch lakh rupiye, 5 badli...

Erso Disappointing

Erso Disappointing 19 JANUARY, 2017 Monocle The only thing that went rogue in ‘Rogue One’ was the franchise’s desperation to rake in revenues. A few random resurrections and vague allusions to the rest of the movies later, there is some semblance of a plot. A strong...

Desert

Desert 31 DECEMBER, 2016 Nattering Negatives Limitless, beyond my vision it expanded, Towards the horizon, where with heaven it collided, Both were equally grand, equally wild, A petrichor smell wafted towards me with wind mild, Like wild weeds, it was untameable, Yet...

Mirror

Mirror 01 NOVEMBER, 2016 Nattering Negatives “Who is that girl looking back at me?” I wonder, As I stand examining her before the mirror, “Innocent, calm, happy is the girl I see, Can that truly be me?” I don’t trust the mirror; it always conceals the reality, It...

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