Before the storm- why the COVID 19 has me calm!

OISHMORTAL The world is really ending? I'd like to start off by just putting it out there. The intensity of it all. I belong from India. One of the third world countries of the world. Honestly, I am pleasantly surprised by how organised our government has been about this pandemic. A 21 days lockdown has... Continue Reading →

Not-So-Casual

It was 3 AM, I was covered under the same sheets as the man who lay next to me. The fan was switched off. It was almost the end of winter and my body unexpectedly shivered. I felt a cold wind run down my spine. I turned around and looked over at him. He was... Continue Reading →

Durgã, the unassailable

Durgã, is one of the most impressive, beautiful, and formidable warrior goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. Her story is the victory of good over evil. As ‘Mahishasurmardini’ she slays the buffalo demon who threaten the stability of the cosmos. She is also the Divine Mother protecting all from evil and misery. Durgã is not the... Continue Reading →

Mahalaya – Of what I remember

Mahalaya is an auspicious day for Bengalis all over the world. It is the beginning of Durga Puja. It is believed on this day Debi Durga had descended earth with her children. As a kid growing up in a Muslim country, my parents always made sure they taught me the roots and where I came... Continue Reading →

Ablaze

There she stood in front of the mirror, She could see her bed neatly done in the reflection, That night phased in and out of terror, Taking refuge in her parents room - the floor felt warmer, How could she be so broken? Was it all in her head? The former? Shame is something people... Continue Reading →

Invisible for good

Mountains or the beach? Well here we go again.. the same set of questions. Favourite food, favourite music, the same shit with a different person. If all goes well, you would probably ask me for a ride. I am wearing my favourite black laced underwear. Not for you, but because I wanted to feel special... Continue Reading →

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