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Apr
16
Be compassionate. Not comparative.

Be compassionate. Not comparative.

I've felt like a leaky bucket.
3 min read
Apr
09
I've been bullied and this is how I work through it.

I've been bullied and this is how I work through it.

I've felt helpless, so I try and overextend myself to help people in need so they don't feel helpless.
5 min read
Mar
28
A typewriter with a sheet of paper that says the word 'Update'

Some personal news, some items to read + a new artist!

In 2019, I began writing a short story, and didn't know where it was taking me. I wrote it anyway. One fine day I was staring at a 5000 word story which I then sent out to multiple literary magazines and soon forgot about it.
2 min read
Feb
19
A bunch of bangles hang from a thread in the ceiling to denote a wedding in India

On Marriage

We both learnt that a marriage was not what the married folk made it to be. It was not in just the happy pictures and social appearances.
2 min read
Dec
07
A box full of wonderful wishes

A box full of wonderful wishes

An old charcoal pencil, a polaroid picture and a pair of neon horn-rimmed glasses.
1 min read
Nov
22
A hard Diwali.

A hard Diwali.

In February, I was completely prepared for the long haul. By November, I had turned into a floppy balloon floating on water.
2 min read
Nov
21
A hairy affair.

A hairy affair.

This morning I oiled my hair and washed it. My hair usually fell in beautiful dark brown ringlets all over my shoulder, on normal days, without me having to as much as even brush it.
4 min read
Nov
05
Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

It was a cold November night, and the winds were weeping as a dark cloud moved across the bright white full moon.
6 min read
Jul
02
A month of shadows

A month of shadows

I slacked and moped around, whined about being creatively blocked, and emotionally drained. June was a month of shadows.
1 min read
Jun
29
What I like to think about during a pandemic

What I like to think about during a pandemic

A warm day. Lavender titling itself to the rays of the sun. Bicycle rides. Wind passing through the strands of my hair. Grey woven shoes.
1 min read