Introverts and anti-socials unite

“Man is a social animal”- a phrase which has been inculcated and reaped in our brains for a long time, so much so that it has the power to compel us to be obligated to someone for the rest of our life. However, there are some of us who would rather sit at home and…

A writer should not be expected to do this

A writer is not an example of overnight genius; it takes a lot of perseverance to become a writer and even more, to become a good one. Having said this, a writer’s work is not always a cake-walk. When any writer accomplishes or publishes a piece of work, there are many expectations which come into…

Growing up

Enough articles and alarmingly relatable memes and cartoons have slowly inched their way into the theme of quarter life crisis, so it is best to leave that topic to the experts to exploit. Growing up, you leave quite a few things behind which suddenly, one day, put you in an existential crisis but maybe that…

The lesser known.

A writer is best known by his works, whether he be a beginner or a well-known writer. We, as readers, have put quite a few of them in the category of “well-known”, “loved”, “recognized” and even “extra-ordinary”. However, it also would not be a wrong statement to say that some of these writers are well…

The F-word

In today’s day and age, feminism is all the rage. Being a woman, I would say that it is the need of the hour. However, feminism as a concept has become more of a weapon than an ideology, courtesy to people who use it to get their way. Feminism, first of all, is NOT about…

How English changed my life

Whenever I meet someone new, the conversation or the “small-talk” always leads to that one question- “what are you studying?” I say very proudly “Masters in English Language and Literature” which is followed by a not-so-subtle “ooh” by my interrogator, with the question “You have to read novels right? I bet you don’t have to…

Through Gothic Pages…

The word “gothic” is not all about black clothes and noir looks, as the present day, so-called, “pop-culture” has led us to believe. There has been, and still is a time when the word “gothic” illustrates a combination of horror, death and sometimes, romance.  Gothic literature has been a vital part of that. Gothic literature…

Myth-ified

“And so Yudhishthira was allowed to enter heaven with his faithful dog”… Growing up, we have all heard the tales of mythology told by our mothers or our grandmothers. But, in the new age mythology has somehow lost its hold among the children as “bedtime stories” are slowly being replaced by “bedtime video games”. So,…

Love

“Love”- such a beautiful word and the feeling of being in love is something we all experience at certain points in our life. When we love our parents, our pet, our relatives, our siblings, our friends….. But wait!  There is a catch! The concept of “boyfriend” and “girlfriend”. Yes, I think you have probably guessed…

To Mornings and Beyond

Majority of us admire the legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan but very few of us might remember his iconic dialogue from the movie “HUM” where he elaborates on the type of people this world is filled with, in his drunken self. Well, I’d like to slightly alter the dialogue by saying “the world has two kinds…

Pitch Black

Have any of us ever thought how the world would be without our eyes…

Ambivert… you might be one!

So I am an Ambivert. For us it’s like being on the divider in a busy street they are stuck between deciding which road to jump on to. Life is a different experience altogether. We cannot decide whether we want to be interacting with people or running away from them. Loneliness is our friend and…