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Carry You Home

David Meyer can hear the murmur of his injured heart when he goes running. It takes him a couple...

Poetry - The Antidote to Life

Believer

From now on, I will grow quiet, gesture you in for potato soup I made just that morning. I will...

Wayfaring Stranger

Safarnama

About a year and a half ago, someone recommended that I read Dozakhnama by Ravishankar Bal. Read...

On Cowardice and Flights

There’s enough space for cowardice. Like everything expands in direct proportion to the availability of space, so does this nimble inability to be courageous. Cowardice does not involve accountability and the...

The Fallacy that is Feminism

One of the many definitions of feminism is, “Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women.”  A...

How Winning is Done

*Although the incidents of this story are fictional, the premise is from real life.* It was a humid day, and she wiped the sweat on his forehead with a white and blue napkin. The trains stood tired and stared at each other...

I Wish I Were a Boy

Unofficially she’d come to believe in God because it seemed handy to have someone to ask the impossible from, credit for the unexplainable, and blame for things beyond control. My conversations with God have come to an...

Some Day

This morning, I finished re-reading Black Milk by Elif Shafak. The first time I read it was in February this year when I was vacationing in Kerala. Back then it took me 5 hours to finish it. This time I savoured it much longer....

That’s What They Said

I have always maintained that people are fascinating. Of course, they’re tedious and messy too, but only the ones whom you don’t know. This post is about the things people in my life have said to me during...

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