The multicultural phenomenon: Things only mixed kids understand

Inter-caste marriages in a diverse country like ours are not a surprise to come across and at the cost of sounding clichéd I could say “love surpasses boundaries”. What we fail to take into consideration is that when your parents are of different cultures, you, as their children face certain situations which nobody but people…

The Literature of Dreams

Dreams have been the topic of discussion for psychoanalysts, writers and critics, for several years now.  From their meaning, to their implications and interpretations; books have been written regarding various topics to unravel the mysterious world of dreams. Dreams have been and will be an instrumental asset to writers everywhere, so much so, that they…

Being a broke bookworm

As I scroll through the Kindle app on my laptop I realise how much I miss the feel and smell of a bound book. Anybody who enjoys the joys of curling up with a book in their hands will realise the pain of settling for an e-book because your treasured books with their crisp pages…

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…