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Loud dhaks are beating, a huge crowd is gathered, the priest is giving offerings to the Goddess Durga, smoke is brewing from the Dhunuchi, and you are standing amidst all of this. Could harmony exist in such chaos? I think it does. I had the privilege of visiting Kolkata during the Durga Puja festival. Having...
It’s 5:30 pm, and the sky is still baby blue. In a few minutes, the pinkish-orange shades will start creeping in, making these ever-changing beauties even more mesmerizing. As I watch the clouds move, this inner peace settles in, and my thoughts drift towards you. You with your tube light smile and a copy of...
Waves are often considered as a symbol of time- a moment once passed never comes back. A wave is never the same as the next. Water moves, taking away everything around it. With time, everything gets destroyed except for memories; memories that are embedded in your mind. The sand felt soft under my feet As...
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” Chapter 26, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini Walls… They are often known to bound you, confine you. Never do we ever acknowledge that these walls build a world of your own for you....
In the modern world of global thoughts, people travel around the globe and stay away from their birthplaces, and embracing cultures becomes an integral part of life. Being a girl from a very small city of Bihar, I can surely tell a million versions of a story where embracing the culture and people becomes a...
As Soumitra Chatterjee’s first death anniversary approaches on 15th November, we remember him through one of the most memorable characters in Bengali Cinema –  Feluda. His portrayal of Feluda with such a mesmerising aura is one of the most remarkable performances of all time.  Satyajit Ray’s Sonar Kella (1974) is the first movie to bring...
It’s a perfect monsoon to brood over the past and write about it while sipping a cup of chai.  Don’t we all have experiences that helped us blossom into new flowers facing the sun? I sit here peacefully imagining the past where I had my first lesson of friendship, my first lesson of trust, my...
I hate the pressures of social media—to express your view and then hit send. Do you know how many times overthinkers like me feel the weight of our somewhat insignificant words before pressing ‘send’? I hate curating my image on Instagram; yet, I do it like I don’t have a choice. So when this year...
I have lived in a small town my whole life. Since I was a kid, I knew I would have to move out for college. A great deal of preparation went into making sure I got into a good college and out of this small, orthodox town. A year has passed, we are still here...
in a move no one saw coming the world suddenly came to a halt so did all our plans- we’d thought a new journey awaits us it’s finally time to escape home and everything rotten that comes with it the world, however, chose to come to a halt and with it, so did our plans....
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