Political, Social

Are Feminism and Gender Equality Different?

What is feminism? Feminism stands for the advocation of woman’s rights to bring about equality of the sexes. Although, this definition has been much tarnished to form an idea that benefits our beliefs. Sexism and the inherent difference between man and woman have been drilled into our beings since time unknown. We have grown up with the idea that man…

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Political, Social

Cease the censure

Should they censure their ethnicity, When their liberty is held captive? When no joy was received, nor felicity? And their rights and laws substantive? What paradise on earth? Which Switzerland of east has these conflicts? Is it a myth?  is it a lie? “Kashmirees are safe in heaven” In disguise? Women sexually harassed, Men brutally killed. We’re killing our brothers,…

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Social

THE SONG OF ACHILLES- A 16-Year-Old’s Review

RATING: ✭✭✭✭✭/5 stars “I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” I read “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller in under two days- once I picked this book up,…

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Literature

stop

I can hear my heart thumping. The cage around it might just break with the strength of its palpitations. My hands are ice cold. I blow a puff of my shaky breath into them trying to warm them up. Yet they just tremble in response. My head is in a frenzy, I hadn’t paid attention to what my friends were saying…

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Social

Living the Easy Life

Often in the rush and hurry of this magnanimous rat race, we forget to idle over to the lazy river, to enjoy the finer facets of life. There will be a great many advocates against doing this, against living the slow life, but I will today talk about why it is absolutely essential to take a load off. This point…

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Literature

Cardigan

There is a green cardigan, buried deep under my bed Not the green of leaves, or green of eyes But the green of lollipops meets the green of vintage hardbacks It is buried with blankets, and old clothes that no longer fit, and my parents’ marriage photo album. The cardigan smells of mothballs, and lonely winters, and ecstatic sweat Motorbike…

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Literature

Cityscapes

I dream of days with you Days filled with wandering into unseen, dreamy places Discovering new crevices in each other’s hearts Looking at the nightlights whilst listening to the crescendo of waves Crashing into the rocks Cliched, I know But then, so is love. I dream of these cityscapes Of spending nights strolling with you Talking about life, old tales,…

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Literature, Social

Isn’t it Funny?

Isn’t it funny How every minute a person dies And somewhere someone crumbles, Succumbing to the grief, And yet million others probably had  The greatest day of their lives. Isn’t it funny How cruel words roll right off our tongues and into the abyss of insecurity Acting as a dagger to another’s  Already crippling self esteem. Isn’t it funny  How we…

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Literature, Social

Urbanique

  Dull yellow buildings, musty air Smell of sweat, stenching dreams Sleepless nights, ochre mornings Windows collapsing on each other Like bodies in a metro Shirts sticking, eyes aching What are they searching for ? I can’t fathom whether they are happy or sad Or just surviving Long rides on hurrying roads Smell of smoke brings you home I count…

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Social

A note of hope.

“ “Hope” is the thing with feathers  That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.”                                     ~ Emily Dickinson During this pandemic, where we all are sitting at home, where festivals don’t feel like festivals anymore, trying to battle several things at once. This one’s for you. A note of hope. I…

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Literature

Losing Myself

Ever so gently, the starlightFrom amidst the clouds has befallen,Upon my skin, blazingSeeped into my blood, forgottenAnd it led me to the tranquil layersOf miseries long forgotten,Thought beautiful by those of usWho by the pain had grown rottenAnd in those very layersI found fragments of my identity,Like a mosaic built by GodHidden rather carefullyAnd in finding myselfI lost my sanityBut…

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Literature

Dear Love

Dear Love, Everyone admires you. They yearn for you in the waking hours when they can barely remember their own names. They long for your warmth in the nights they sleep alone, tossing in the layers of cloth with body tired and mind restless. They seek your comfort when tears threaten to leave their eyes and crave your embrace when…

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