“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi This legend understood in the 13th Century which most of the so-called sophisticated and educated people of heterosexual hegemonic regime refuse to understand even today. Or is it that … Continue reading Society, If Same-Sex Love Isn’t Part of Your Definition of Love, Then You’re in for Trouble
Do you feel that you can't participate in discussions on gender and sexuality just because you don't have any idea of its terminology? Wondering what does the alphabetic soup LGBTQIA+ means? Want to empathize with queer folks for all that they've been put into, then read these 10 books!
Book Cafés have their own charm. Isn't a different experience to read a book in a warm bookstore surrounding by books? I know it is. This blog covers major cities and their most sought after book cafés that every bibliophile must visit.
This post reviews the book, The Many That I Am: Writings From Nagaland edited by Anungla Zoe Longkumer. (Publisher: Zubaan books, 2019.) Rating: 5/5
Writing a single sentence after typing this title was difficult. May be they call this “Writer’s Block.” I don’t know, but I do know that I can explain this phenomenon and ways to combat it. Writer’s Block: A state in which a writer becomes incapacitated to produce anything of value. Or she likes to believe … Continue reading Two Greatest Myths of Writer’s Block, and Two Lessons to Overcome It
Killing seemed to be a better option than negotiation, what more worse can it get for a society? Men calling violence masculinity don’t know what it means. It is 1980. Amrita Pritam learnt about a husband who has killed his wife to guard his family’s honor. Intrigued on knowing that the husband was an educated … Continue reading Conversation With a Murderer: Amrita Pritam on “Masculinity” and “Izzat”
[I self-published this article 8 months ago, in September 2018, and this article wasn't published by Youth Ki Awaaz, where I posted it — of course, they must have their own reasons for not publishing this. This is the edited version of what I wrote that time.] In what I’d call a sick book by … Continue reading The New Recipe of Indian Republic
Books — English Translation of Gulzar's Poem Kitabein
The first time I learned about Oliver Sacks was via the only blog of its kind Brain Pickings. Maria Popova's (founder and author at Brain Pickings) wonderful article — Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks, the Science of Seeing, and the Art of Being Seen — arrested my senses and I was introduced … Continue reading Oliver Sacks — His Life & His Times
Akhil Katyal's How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross is a second-poetry collection by the author. It is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective.