Rusty Radio

Grief of monsoon sets upon me, As the earthen grievances cloud the skies. Raindrops splattering on window sills, Teardrops squeezed from heaven they fell, The rusty radio revived from lethargy, Crackling, coughing, Chocking up lost melodies Flooding my displaced soul With music and memories. For I hear your laughter, Echoing across the dusty attic Resonating…

KASHMIR : GENESIS

Kashmir, evokes a myriad of emotions from arousing serenity to becoming the bone of contention between countries and religions, evolving over the decades, from the blue skies and canoes caressing the Dal etched in the annals of Tagore, to becoming the keyword in political propaganda and hard-line Hindutva driven nationalism. Suspended in a continuous state…

Demonetisation – a quick recap

                “The 500 and 1000 Rs notes hoarded by the anti-national and anti-social elements will become just worthless pieces of paper, The rights and interests of the hard working, honest people will be fully protected”, was the words Modi announced on the evening of November 8,2016, right before he made the historic act of demonetisation…

Paradise Burninig

  Right since independence, Kashmir has been the burning topic on the hot tables between India and Pakistan. Tracking and countering Pakistan’s interests has been a top priority task for the Indian army and the intelligence officials. Three wars and numerous terror strikes later, the controversy still burns. All grades of politicians, analysts, security officials,…

Reservation system

    Reservation system was embedded in India’s constitution to ensure fair representation of all caste sections in positions of power. At the time of independence, when the socially oppressed classes where just beginning their ascent up the deep spiral of discrimination and untouchability, that had bound them for decades, reservation was indeed a boosting…

Sex Worker

      Sex worker : A person who negotiates and performs sexual services for remuneration. Some use this term to mean only prostitution, while others use the term to refer to those in the sex industry such as porn actors, bar girls, striptease dancers, performers in peep shows, live sex shows, etc. This is…

Section 377

  The Indian constitution prides itself on being a secular, democratic republic, hat strives to ensure equality for every individual. Yet our judiciary and the archaic laws paint a dark and contrasting picture to the words inscribed on our beacon of light. The most controversial section 377 of our penal code is still being upheld…

Marital Rape

Atrocities against women have been on a tremendous rise in India over the past few years.  Eve teasing, harassment, molestation and rapes are being reported all over the nation on a daily basis. Every day, news is flooded with reports on such atrocities. Faced with lack of strict rules and a prompt mechanism to contain…

Sensible Censoring

  The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has time and again proved themselves to be the mere puppets of the ministry. This time they have done it again, turning down Ka Bodyscapes, directed by Jayan Cherian and also attacking Lipstick Under My Burkha.  This time the board is stating the reasons that the film…