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Fire

— In between moments of heightened consciousness and slightly blurred understanding lies that erasing of language, where links are drawn in sensations and comprehension hits with bold realizations. Yet, in those moments, with the low rustling of the trees that is humbly loud to ears that crave a sound of belonging instead of the constant honking, with the sweet scent of... Read More

Who do we really blame for Sushant Rohilla's suicide?

— On August 10, Sushant Rohilla, a student from Amity Law School, Delhi committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Sarojini Nagar. A lot of indications point the blame towards the college authorities. Sushant, despite being a meritorious student, was held back from being promoted on the account of shortage of attendance. Even though the college appears to have... Read More

Untitled.

— I. rickshaw! gripping his eyes to the tightness of her hands, each golden wisp of hair gently tumbling before his eyes' focus increasing the shutter speed of his rickshaw! damn it! almost had the lines! her kohled eyes freeing me from my search for understanding, if not appreciation, for what is the latter but an absence of abe rickshaw! at... Read More

Words for You

— These words are meant for you, These words are to fall against your cheek like your hair as you blush, the way my fingers should; They nibble at your ears as they savour your skin from your nape to your shoulders, The space for our heads to nuzzle (against each other); They slip past the bones of your collar, To... Read More

Don't Say Goodbye: Ep 8

— …continued It’d been a long day. Ishaan sat outside the hospital room, talking to Jay. “She’s going to be okay, Ishaan. That’s what the doctors said, right? You’ve got to believe it, man. She’s coming back to you.” Ishaan groaned. “Yeah? Why won’t she wake up then?” “Because she’s dehydrated and needs fluids in her system, idiot. Let her... Read More

NBA Finals: Goliath vs. Goliath.

— David vs Goliath. Good vs Evil, stories that we’re usually told. That there’s long standing evil and then the chosen one comes along to save planet earth. We all love those stories and it’s easy to pick sides; everyone banks on the good to destroy the evil. But what if it’s Good vs Good? What if the chosen one... Read More

G.159 signs off at its peak: Final Review.

— Three days after the closing of G159’s last-ever exhibition titled “Final Review”; I step into the white-walled sparse living room of my friend’s apartment and see the last dregs of this elaborate exhibition, showing over 30 artists across backgrounds, practices, and lines of enquiry. Walking aimlessly around the space (out of habit, if not protocol), I encounter once more, a... Read More

The Leicester Miracle

— Here’s what interesting about sports, it never sticks to the script. When all odds are against you and every stat predicts your fall, your will has a funny way of trumping logic. We have created careers out of breaking down sports into small numbers and elaborate tables, we try to predict wins and then place our bets. But we... Read More

Why Socially Unacceptable Does Not Equal Abnormal

— Abnormal behaviour is characterised by the four D’s - Deviance, i.e., it is different from standard behaviour and does not comply with the norms; Distress, i.e., it is unpleasant and upsetting to the person and to others; Dysfunctional, i.e., it interferes with the individual’s ability to cope with the challenges of the environment and carry out activities in their daily... Read More

Those Pricey Thakur Girls: A Review

— Oh, why can’t all chick-lit be like this? Anuja Chauhan writes a breathtakingly fresh and uproariously funny novel, full of delightful and tender moments of romance between Debjani, the champion-of-losers protagonist, and Dylan, the cynical, hot, and intelligent love interest. The novel reminds one of Pride and Prejudice at times, especially the fact that there were 5 Thakur... Read More

After All This Time

— This isn’t an ode to Alan Rickman. This is an ode to my childhood. Pen and paper seem too hollow, Comrades to this defeat to my soul. Yet, it is all I have In response to this grievous blow. Jibes by the hundred he took, In corridors and classrooms alike. Yet, somehow those barbs pierced, Our hearts more... Read More

In Conversation with Raghu Ram

— You know Raghu Ram as the stern person who worked with Roadies for ten years, hurling abuses at interviewees and putting them under pressure, but what about what the person off-screen? Tell me a bit about you that you find unconventional. One aspect of it, is that conventionality is objective, since society has norms, and if somebody is doing... Read More

My 'Personal' God

— In the Indic traditions, we all grow up with the most buoying and arousing edifications. For starters, of course, we’re not sinners. And we don’t need any saving. We can have as many lifetimes as we please to deal with our shit; no messiahs for us, thank you. It’s all going to end anyway, and then rise anew from the... Read More

The Incorrigible Limitation of Materiality

— Within the definitions of our existence, one of the greatest features is our material presence. It is the fact that our body exists that we exist, we cannot exist beyond it. The pleasure I had of tracing every inch of your skin, as I pleased in those moments of time that were condensed into an infinite singularity and stretched to... Read More

Don't Say Goodbye: Ep 7

— …continued Sana had been drifting in and out of consciousness for what seemed like hours now. The last thing she remembered was being drugged in a lane next to her PG. She’d gone there because her roommate had texted her to, but she had no clue about what was waiting for her. When she finally regained consciousness, she tried... Read More

Through Corridors

— C i wonder, if i C O spent a lifetime O R taking photographs of C I R R O D R I R O I D R R D O S, around the world, if i could change something about how they O felt R as i walked through them R S S but then again, probably not.... Read More

Three Feet Taller: Review

— Before I divulge into the intricacies, a few pointers: Poetry can be reviewed if it is published for the world to read and critique Yes, Vrinda Sood is working with The ‘Zine too This is the first time I have read a book of poems by an Indian author Three Feet Taller, a book that will set... Read More

Artstrumental: The Power in the Calm

— This is for you. For the person in you. The society negates, the world negates. It’s a maddening storm of sickness whispering of weakness. But there you are my brave one, nurturing your own little plants. Let it grow. Fight against the storm. Move over mountains if the air around you is polluting. Because there are many who will walk... Read More

The Psychology of Terrorism

— We live in a world where terror runs rampant; where every form of media is swarmed with news of extremist organizations committing acts against humanity, in an attempt to increase their power and legitimacy. A world so fragmented that we have forgotten how to coexist. And thus, we must ask the question: How can any ordinary individual commit such malicious... Read More

When It Was My Time

— A humble tribute to all of those on-field heroes, who hung up their boots and the relevance of support in sport. You could almost read this poem with anyone you want in mind, Michael Jordan or Taufiq Hidayat, Babe Ruth or Steffi Graf, Sachin Tendulkar or, as I did, Raul Gonzalez. Chequered scarves adorning my torso, An entire coliseum eyeing... Read More

Pillow Talk: A Review

— “It’s a paradise, and it’s a warzone.” Take a bowl brimming with a really catchy RnB beat, and add a pinch— or, for the ultimate Zayn Malik punch, perhaps a spoonful of clear, stunning vocals. Place it upon a slow flame and let it simmer, stirring at regular intervals, letting it slowly gain that smooth, rich quality, tinged with... Read More

Traditions

— Back home, I lived my life in a series of small, seemingly insignificant traditions. Every day, I’d have my own, apparently ‘absurd’ bowl of yogurt and raspberry jam for dessert after a plate full of curry and rice for lunch. Every two months, my mother and I would indulge in a tub of tender coconut ice cream and bawl our... Read More

To Supreme Court, with Love.

— Dear Supreme Court, I neither know nor care much about your legal mandate or how your hands might be tied in times of saffron politics but I can only hope you rise above personal misconception and find in your hearts the compassion to let people love because love is oh so powerful. So it’s about time we say goodbye to... Read More

Nox- A Final Farewell to our Half Blood Prince.

— January 14, 2016: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies of cancer aged 69 The news spread like fiendfyre, as his diehard fans across the globe sped to social media in order to express their sorrow and to pay their regards to the man who played such a prominent role, not... Read More

A twist to one of Disney's classics- with a Ukulele!

— We’ve all grown up watching Disney movies. Our parents too have all grown up watching Disney movies. In fact, they still love watching them. No matter how old we are, we just can’t let go of them. But what’s the one thing about these movies that we can never forget? What’s the one thing about Disney movies that people all... Read More

In Conversation with Tasveer

— So first and foremost, the generic question, how did the urge to start Tasveer surface? Aaryaman: Six months ago, my school newspaper asked me to capture a social program where grade 11 students taught the support staff rudimentary English and Computer Applications in an attempt to improve their ability to understand what they do. I went in extremely nervous.... Read More

Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts

— ‘The Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins, my first book or rather- journey (I am not corny) – of 2016. When another year commences, even if you do not swear by it, you do promise yourself to be happier. To do better things, to be positive in its simplest sense and I did all those things too. This book... Read More

Don't Say Goodbye: Ep 6

— …continued Ishaan sat on the pavement beside Sana’s P.G for what seemed like hours to passersby. To him, it seemed like his worst nightmare had come to life. He’d failed her. Again. But more than that, he had no clue of where she was or what she was doing or if she was even breathing anymore. He couldn’t even... Read More

Passionate

— Ronnie walked up towards 26A, 2 hours before kick off. She had a habit of being extremely punctual on Match Day, and some thought it was superstition while others just related it to her excellent work as a nurse. “Ronnie shouldn’t have retired ye know, she still had a few years, that girl did”, her 92 year old aunt exclaimed... Read More

Stopped Clock

— tick these eyes, don’t go to you anymore skipping over you like so many missed sundays spent sleeping in your arms curled up in between your breath, and your heart beating seconds into my inner ears tick one beat for two ears, two beats for one keeping rhythm with each other, by not listening to either one but how do... Read More

Hauz Khas Social: Review

— Perhaps the truth depends on a view of the lake This new, wildly popular haunt tucked away in one of the alleys of Hauz Khas Village has been steady climbing the ladder to become one of the most coveted watering holes in that area. Tables are hard to come by if you decide to just waltz in without a reservation,... Read More

For The Ending Of Possibilities

— On Tuesday evening, my Facebook feed was flooded by outrage against an attack on a school in Peshawar, by the Taliban. Close to a 130 people had been reported dead, most of them school students. It was an abhorrent act of violence against individuals who have not yet realized their roles in the world that the Taliban wages war against.... Read More

The Void In Between Pop Music and Art: ARTPOP

— If Pop art is the translation and abstraction of Pop culture into art, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP strives to do the opposite: translate high art into pop culture and music, and this she does in a typical electro- pop fashion, with a lot of pomp and a lack of substance. The album artwork is designed fittingly by Jeff Koons, who... Read More

Delhi Secret Santa is here, and this is why you should be excited!

— We recently got a chance to speak to the organizer of Delhi’s coolest Secret Santa so far, Anisha Saigal, and here’s what she said. How does this work? 1) You’re required to send in your consent, yes or no and your complete mailing address, cell phone number and a small note (less than 140 characters, not 140 words or 1400... Read More

Empty Rooms

— My aunt screams, “panic attack”, She is a stranger in an empty room, Room emptied of comfort, she waits For the walls to threaten, to mime, and to loot her, she awaits stark Naked in a room full of people, She feels for everyone, she breathes As if she is breathing for everyone. My sister whispers, “depression”, she Sleeps with... Read More

Mental Health: From the Perspective of a Psychiatrist

— When I was studying medicine, psychiatry wasn’t the most respected (or respectable) subject. It still isn’t. Something about the “psychiatry ward” made it different from the rest. It wasn’t so much that the infrastructure was different; after all, it was a government hospital. It was more in the way the name was uttered, it was in the way we (as... Read More

Cages

— They say your perspective comes from the cage you live in, but when the cage is all that you have known, with zero to little exposure to the world outside, when you have been refrained from the knowledge that, perhaps, another world altogether exists outside, one that does not conform to the patterns of life that you have lived through... Read More

For the Love of Heavy Metal

— How does one define heavy metal music? There’s no one way to define it, but very prosaically put, it is one of the most popular sub-genres of rock music. One can trace its origins as far back as the 1960s with bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and later Iron Maiden who established the stylistic features of heavy metal music:... Read More

In Conversation With Sarthak Raswant

— Tell me a bit about yourself. I’m 22, I graduated out of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College last year. I had done B. Com, and am currently working for Gaurav Gupta: he’s one of the leading couturiers in India. I’m his brand and digital manager, so everything from his marketing to social media, to in-house PR, events, media relations are all... Read More

Not Venting Is Making Me Sick?

— The problem is not your sickness; it’s your state of mind. Diseases so far have always been looked at from a biological perspective, so much so that often people don’t even know that the cause of an illness might not be present in the body, but can be found in the mind instead. The psychological state of an individual can... Read More

In Conversation with Nandini Sardesai

— How would you describe what you do to someone you’ve just met? I’ve been teaching for the last 35 years, or maybe even more, to the point where teaching is no longer a vocation for me; it’s a passion. And although I retired 10 years ago, I continue to be a visiting faculty in several colleges. I like to believe... Read More

In Conversation with Jerry Pinto

— Tell us a bit about yourself. I like fried fish. I have farmer’s feet. I have several false teeth. I have never lived in any city, other than the one in which I was born, for more than three months. As a child, I wished to be many other people. I have no evidence that these wishes were... Read More

In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (III)

— “…ain’t it lonesome, ain’t it lonesome sometimes, when your lover is not around?” Last night she was sleeping in the past - continuous(ly) Oh my, honey watch out for that tire rolling down these lonesome roads It’s the same old tire you see you first saw when he lay you good that one... Read More

12 Reasons Why You Should Attend Kaafiya

— You thought she is just an actress? Well, you were wrong. Apart from taking breaths away with her flawless acting skill, Deepti Naval is also a director and a great poet. Her authority on the subject is unquestioned and Kaafiya is where you will find her celebrating poetry. If there is anyone who... Read More

Outer Rim Conspiracies.

— Fluid circular motions It’s almost like I can predict How helpless I am Like a broken turntable Have the tables really turned? Soft, sliding ovals I’ve lost track of time These corrugated metaphors Hum within my fingertips A chaotic symphony. I am a silent spectator Witness to my Own decay The edges of my sanity Cr u m b l... Read More

Don't Say Goodbye: Ep 5

— …continued. Sana asked herself to stay calm. She wasn’t going to react. He wasn’t going to see her vulnerable. “It’s been a year. Why do they still care?” He shrugged. “Criminals wouldn’t be criminals if they didn’t hold grudges for long. They forget nothing.” “But they’ve done nothing all this while and I’m still alive, so maybe they have.”... Read More

In Conversation with Aayushi Pandey

— What are some things about you everyone should know? I’m a home-schooler, author, amateur astronomer, self-proclaimed sketch artist, nerdfighter, dancer, and science enthusiast. If everything goes the way I plan, I aspire to be a physicist one day. I love writing and I think it’s one of the best ways to relax yourself and also disturb yourself. My first book... Read More

Why Being An Adult Sucks

— One. You’re not allowed to have a bad day. When you’re three, or four, or five, it’s okay to say that you don’t want to go to school because you have a “stomach ache”, even though you really just don’t want to face the bullies in school at all. When you’re eighteen or twenty eight or thirty eight, and are... Read More

It's A Dog's Life- Is it really?

— Ever since I was three years old, I found more comfort in four legged friends than in cartoons or stuffed toys. I remember waking up on Sunday mornings and heading down to a street food stall with my father to buy fresh jilipi, kochuri, and torkaari for breakfast and while we waited for everything to be packed, I would inevitably... Read More

A Letter to Mr Kanan Gill

— Respected Mr Gill I am an absolute fan of your work and have always regretted not being able to spend more time on your YouTube channel or attend one of your live shows in Delhi. I’ve been duly informed that there was much that I have missed out on. I’ve always considered your commentary on Indian movies to be... Read More

In Conversation with Banarsi Lal Chawla

— An Obsession with Airplanes There’s a Flying Club in Karnal, where pilot trainings take place. And during these trainings, sometimes the pilots or instructors happened to fly over our house. Kalpana was 3 or 4 years of age when she saw an airplane flying over our house in Karnal, and asked me when I came back home from work, “Papa,... Read More

The Viper's Tale

— A Song Of Ice And Fire has a myriad of characters that are incredibly well-layered and diverse. When I first started reading the series back in 2009, I found myself viewing every character as particular colours- different shades, hues, and varying levels of contrast and saturation. This was an identifying factor for the emotions and ideas they conveyed and represented.... Read More

"The Biggest Event in Apple, Since Apple" - Special Event '15.

— The technological arena this world has become recently had arguments escalated into battle, searching for that missing piece of fruit which (like it fell on Newton’s head) couldn’t spare the heads of tech enthusiasts and other people alike, who were busy debating what the largest event of the year held in store. Apple users around the world pestered Siri... Read More

10 Taka

— “Kaka, medium rakho. I hate the army cut”, I said while my father gave me stern glances, but remained silent. I had to take matters in my own hands. Arey, Rajat Kaka should also use his expertise instead of chopping all my hair down to the lowest extent, no? Rajat Kumar Das was a man in full control of his... Read More

Stream of Consciousness

— I’m lying in bed in the darkness of my room, trying to go to sleep – I feel utterly defeated in this endeavour. The mind is a terrible thing, and it takes me again and again to the darkest, most unsavoury alleys in murky Memory Lane. It’s as if I am constantly drowning in a cesspool of the most embarrassing... Read More

Dreams and Hopes: Prologue

— I wanted to end. ‘End’ is a funny thing, sometimes it is what we long for and sometimes it is what we fear the most. I have always lived with a principle that death is a beautiful thing. There is no running away from it, no matter whatever we do, no matter how much knowledge we acquire, no matter how... Read More

Of pretty plates and what you put on them

— When I first arrived at my externship site in the December of 2014, cold winds and blurry snowstorms were raging across the Hamptons in full swing, turning the water in leaf veins to ice, frosting every exposed, naked surface, every bare-boned branch and freezing the earth into a solid mass. To say the least, the conditions were not particularly ideal... Read More

Back to College: Will it ever change?

— I always take my first step into the gates of the building looking down because, if politely put, the sight that awaits me is abysmal, typical and out of an American teenage show. Girls in crop tops with faces caked in makeup and boys sporting the under-cut like it’s obviously some notion of good looks. What I have learned from... Read More

Three Minutes of OCD- What it feels like.

— How many times have you jokingly asked a friend if s/he had OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It’s also possible to have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD. Everyone double checks things sometimes. For example, you might double check to... Read More

Over The Fences

— This Independence Day, remind yourselves to go beyond the step, to go that extra mile, and to not let the fences become a metaphor for life. Over The Fences - A short film about the two lost souls India & Pakistan divided by lines- lines that we drew, lines that created differences. Direction: Milind Kapoor Read More

Ouroboros

— A pale yellow light Floods the room, The reds pass by through The window The tip of the pen stammers, As it fidgets across the pages, Towards narrower edges, Turning them over In its wake From white to black, the pages Muddle with the brain; Is a zebra black with white stripes? Or white with black? Ink blot Paper soaks... Read More

In Conversation with Anshul Tewari

— What made you go by this name? Since forever, young people have been told off and subject to stereotypes of apathy around socio-political issues. As a young person myself, I was frustrated at the thought that this country’s current generation did not have a stake in the issues, policies and politics that directly or indirectly affected them. In other words,... Read More

In Conversation with Jagrati Marwaha

— If you had to describe what you do to someone you’ve just met, what would you say? Introducing myself as a writer / photographer used to give butterflies in my tummy, but I’ve stopped doing that lately. The unconventional choices I’ve made takes up the majority of the conversation, and we rarely ever come around to discussing what the other... Read More

And We Still Can't Believe.

— Have you heard of sagas, sagas that cease to ever end? Days on end, they lurk on; days on end, until we deem them abysmal. I have one such saga for you, but I am not entirely convinced that you might have ever heard a saga so magnanimous. One so reeking of benignity. Well; I have one such saga... Read More

Experiences with A Capella

— To put in simple words, ‘a cappella’ means singing without instruments. Many a cappella groups try to emulate instruments in songs with their vocal cords and mouth. It’s an unknown concept for a lot of people but it has gained a lot of popularity and appreciation in the last decade in India. I became familiar to the concept about six... Read More

Scion of Ikshvaku: Review

— Amish Tripathi’s third novel, and the first one in his Rama trilogy, Scion of Ikshvaku, is his most mature book yet. Where the Shiva trilogy faltered in its unbridled adolescent-ish rigor and enthusiasm without paying an excess of attention to a tight and well structured story line, Scion of Ikshavaku is a treat for readers with its well chosen words... Read More

In Conversation with David Lloyd

— How did you get interested in writing and sketching? Well, I suppose, if you’re naturally creative, you just want to write and draw- if you have the ability to. As far as drawing is concerned - everybody draws. All kids draw- it’s a natural instinct for them. Some kids stop drawing because somebody tells them, “The tree doesn’t look like... Read More

Snow White Can Cure Depression? Wait, What?

— What are fairy tales? Are they just simple stories relayed to children at night, or are they windows to the soul, doors that lead past the barricades of unenlightenment, giving us a new perspective of the miracle that is the human psyche? Fairy tales and folklore can be defined as narratives originating from tradition and culture, which are passed... Read More

Eleven Things I Should've Told You Sooner

— When I was five, I used to look right into the Sun with big, dreamy eyes, because I thought the Sun felt sad when nobody else did. Like maybe one five year old girl out of over six billion people could make a difference. I never understood why everyone shied away from looking at the Sun directly. I guess... Read More

In Conversation with Kris Wilson

— How would you explain about Cyanide and Happiness to someone who has never heard of it? Cyanide & Happiness is dark humor and absurd nonsense. It has no storyline and takes place in a cruel universe inhabited by misleadingly cute characters. What got you into sketching cartoons? That’s hard to say. I’ve always drawn cartoons for as long as... Read More

Understanding the European Debt Crisis

— At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be? Read More

In Conversation With The Indian Fiction Project

— Why ‘The Indian Fiction Project’? We started with the thought that we wanted to redefine how Indian fiction in English is viewed and this was our working title. Somewhere along the way, it just stuck, and it sums up what we’re trying to do pretty well. If you had to describe what you do to someone you’ve just met, what... Read More

Learnings from Depression

— How to lie still amidst a swarm of bees it’s almost like a blanket sewn using chaos yet, wrapped in it I am thoughtless How to live with a collapsed wind pipe It’s nauseating most of the times two fingers, I want to push them into my throat I want to scream, therein stay silent Peace of mind learnt... Read More

I do not understand people

— I never sat at the back of the bus Despite years spent quietly peeping at giants that always seemed bigger than us Somehow when time had managed to stretch my arms and legs so that they were finally long enough To seize a frozen second of fame as I imagined myself walking down that metal corridor, Amid a symphony of... Read More

Why Superpowers & Mental Illnesses Are Not So Different

— The thing about superpowers is that most of the time people are so oblivious to them; it’s almost as if they don’t want to acknowledge their existence. Humans are so clueless that we could have a god walking among us, and we wouldn’t know better. Because no one questions Peter Parker on how he always manages to get the perfect... Read More

Maps

— i was drawing a map the other day to plot the way your skin felt as it grazed against mine hoping against hope, that it would lead me back to your scent but halfway through i found myself utterly lost, in a rickshaw being woken up by a lady asking if i knew how to get to a street where... Read More

In Conversation with Sarthak Ahuja

— Why ‘My Life Is A Jalebi’? The elders in my family, much like me, live in a delusional world where they believe themselves to be the funniest people to have ever walked this planet. Now, I have no idea about the kind of jokes they used to crack as teenagers, but going by what I have experienced so far, their... Read More

The Blue Door Cafe: Review

— There are times when I’m asked to accompany someone to a place for literally just ten minutes and even though I cave, more often than not, I am aware that it’s a trap. Khan market is one of these traps. I have yet to visit the marketplace and stop at only one shop. Ah, the powers of love. On one... Read More

Don't Say Goodbye: Ep 4

— …continued. Her head was spinning. This couldn’t be real. She maintained her composure and tried to stay calm. “How do you even know that?” “I know them.” He said simply, his face straight. “Know whom?” She wanted to scream. She didn’t understand why he was acting like this. Why couldn’t he just tell her everything? He’d kept her in the... Read More

In Conversation with Noxious D.

— What made you go by the name of ‘Noxious D.’? Basically the term MC was coined for rappers who are not just rappers. People who can actually entertain the crowd. If you set me free on stage, you can clearly see the fire that builds in the audience as well so I guess that’s what an ‘MC’ is. Whereas in... Read More

Sickness to Genocide

— An analysis of the metaphors in Breezeblocks TL;DR : Listen to Breezeblocks, it’s cooler than liquid nitrogen fudge ice cream. There are more than a few things that I am obsessed with in music and literature: one of them is metaphors and another is Breezeblocks. Language, inherently, is flawed. It was designed to communicate the thoughts, experiences and understanding of... Read More

Route 04: Review

— The beloved watering hole Route 04, located in CP, Khan Market, and Cyber City, isn’t exactly a lounge or a restaurant. If anything, the closest word to define the kind of place it is, would be to call it a pub; however, I’d like to go a step further and call it a personal living room for everyone who is... Read More

My First Kiss

— Is special not special unless your kind of special? Define perfection. Don’t let it define you. Read More

Garage Inc.: Review

— I have noticed that Hauz Khas Village (HKV) has become quite a fad for culinary experiences and watering holes in the past two years, and so after reading a lot of good reviews on Zomato, I started to frequent HKV myself as well. One of those times, I ended up there with a bunch of friends and we were, as... Read More

Unsaid Nuances

— she preferred staying in the darkness, for the fear of burning too bright. For love was an emotion not for shades of grey, but for simple, proper blacks and whites. Read More

The Subdued Wine Company: Review

— I was pretty glad when I read that a place named “The Wine Company” had opened up in Cyber Hub, Gurgaon, because even though wine has been picking up gradually and consistently in India through the last decade, it has never been treated as the main event of alcohol (except at very few high-end restaurants). Wine has always been an... Read More

Kaffeine: Review

— There are days that are slower and more dreary than other weekdays, and then just around the time you are about to grab dinner, you think to yourself that you’ll change it - grab life by the horns and make a difference - Enter Kaffeine. This quaint little Italian cafe is nestled on the first floor on the far end... Read More

Swagath: Review

— Swagath is one of the Delhi classics. It isn’t the first restaurant that comes to one’s mind when one wants to take guests from out of town, nor is it a restaurant that would make an ideal location for a first date. It is however a place where you are sure to get consistently good food when you visit, and... Read More