Society, If Same-Sex Love Isn’t Part of Your Definition of Love, Then You’re in for Trouble

“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

Two Greatest Myths of Writer’s Block, and Two Lessons to Overcome It

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

Conversation With a Murderer: Amrita Pritam on “Masculinity” and “Izzat”

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”

Diary of Discrimination  —  An Artist’s Face-Off With Racism

Initial Education in Racism When ‘racism’ was taught to me first, I recall, I was in eighth grade, my teacher would emphasize how the colour ‘White’ was almost dictatorial, once upon a time — I want to tell her how grossly incorrect she is — and how badly it crushed the ‘Black’. It was not the definition which got stuck … Continue reading Diary of Discrimination  —  An Artist’s Face-Off With Racism

“Look for a Guy in White T-Shirt,” He Said

Disclaimer: You need to read till the very end to make something out of this blog entry, judging by reading the first two lines won't help you.A late night conversation on dating appLast Saturday, I was using the gay-dating app, the ever popular and instant gratification provider, Grindr. I was bone-tired but after a long … Continue reading “Look for a Guy in White T-Shirt,” He Said

What I Feel About Bukowski’s ‘So You Want to Be a Writer?’

It's my habit now, when I come from office and set my bedding in the room which is not my own, a house which used to be home once, first thing I do is open my laptop and check e-mails.I know, it sounds too professional but that's how it is. Day before yesterday, I stumbled … Continue reading What I Feel About Bukowski’s ‘So You Want to Be a Writer?’