Does The Author Matter?


I’m not trying to justify my blog name. When I refer to ‘author’, it’s not simply the author of a book, but what I mean is creator of any art- filmmakers, storytellers, musicians, artists, illustrators, and so on- if you produce art of any kind, then you are an author. With any work of art […]

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Writing the Subject


In the infinity of digital space A virtual black hole Thousands of unread messages Endless supply of spam Insurance schemes and bank offers Remittances and travel deals Cab discounts and travel deals Job alerts and subscription letters I try so hard To find the message That one message Now so elusive Hidden in layers and […]

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Things That Make Up Life

Things That Make Up Life

Love Love and love and love Fat, squishy hugs Hugs, that lock your arms around Whispered assurances Convincing reassurances Worries That hurt your head Watery tears The beauty they hide Deepfelt kisses Quick ones and long ones Moments The intensity of moments Excitement That knots your stomach Fear of being apart Fear that aches Loneliness  That threatens to invade Privelege […]

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Pink has a great message- but it’s not a great movie?


  [Spoilers ahead!] Perhaps it’s the age old problem of expectations- anybody with a little bit of wisdom will tell you to manage them, the expectations. But its even harder in the world of social media- when there was Facebook status after status and a deluge of appreciation about the movie Pink, I was very happy, because […]

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The Aesthetics of Dazed and Confused

Dazed and confused

Dazed and Confused, the 1993 American comedy, is not just a well made movie, it’s a well shot movie. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the carefully chosen (or accidentally occurring) aesthetics of the movie are what makes the movie so great. To the plot, there is nothing remarkable- it’s the last day […]

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Marriage, the Only Recourse

Marriage the only recourse

Tannu is her daughter from her previous marriage. When Tannu was slightly less than a year old, her father died, in a drunken brawl. Left to pick up the pieces, Tannu’s mother married another man, an older man, who refused to let Tannu be a part of his household. Tannu was sent off to her […]

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The Day You Will Look Back and Laugh


In times of stress and turmoil, fear and trouble; it is essential to try and remember, it is vital to absolutely know and be sure- that one day, you will look back and laugh. Like any other education-respecting, board-fearing student, Maths made my knees go weak. It made my stomach churn and sent waves of […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

One of the better terms I had come across for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ‘author sanctioned fan-fiction’. It’s true- the eighth story, nineteen years later is fan-fiction that has been blessed by J.K. Rowling. It has been written by Jack Thorne, but the story has been conceptualized by J.K. Rowling as well, […]

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Augmented Reality


I thought I was the luckiest girl In the world Because the night was quiet And the stars were bright There was a light breeze To blow my hair lightly So I skipped along the way With a bounce in my step In a car-less night I put my hand through my lover’s His skin […]

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The Battle of the Bastards


Monday’s Game of Thrones episode, The Battle of the Bastards, has been hailed as one of the best episodes in the entire series, and more importantly, the battle sequence has been described as one of the greatest battle scenes in television history. Ramsay Bolton employed tactics which would involve Jon Snow giving up his advantageous, […]

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