Festivals · Gender Violence

Ah Pujo! May my Bangaliness Stay Intact Always!

This is my favourite time of the year. Regardless of my “almost atheist” attitude or the fact that I do not belong to the land of Bengal which reveres this festival, I have a special affinity towards Durga Puja. Or Pujo, as I have begun to call it. Yes, there is a lot of Bengali… Continue reading Ah Pujo! May my Bangaliness Stay Intact Always!

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Career · friends · Life

Here’s What Working Non-stop Taught Me

Think Working Non-stop is a Good Thing? If Only... I had been working non-stop for more than a month. I haven’t written blogs or journals in the longest time. I’d be honest. I wanted more money. Money was my chief concern. And I wanted to do everything I can to get more deposited in my… Continue reading Here’s What Working Non-stop Taught Me

Life

Movies, Past and Real Life – You find an Interlink

I watched a good movie after a long time – Annabelle Creation – which made me happy though it was scary as hell! I like to be scared, sometimes. Life can be extremely boring without the paranormal disturbing us. Love stories seem to have fizzled out, from reel and real life alike. I cried the… Continue reading Movies, Past and Real Life – You find an Interlink

Life

Trust Me, You should Avoid the Phrase – “Trust Me”

  “Do not trust a person who says Trust Me.” Acclaimed poet Jayant Mohapatra said these words when he visited my college back in 2013. I was a novice media professional then and had a different kind of attitude, typical of people in their early years. I made it a point to remember this one… Continue reading Trust Me, You should Avoid the Phrase – “Trust Me”

Gender Violence

Distorted Mythology and How it Fosters Gender Violence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKn-ABEX_7s   I went to watch the movie ‘Mom’ yesterday, on my mom’s insistence. The Sridevi fan that she is, I had no option but to give her what she wanted. Or else she’d have reminded me of how I did not let her watch ‘Kaabil’ which ultimately my brother got from his friend and… Continue reading Distorted Mythology and How it Fosters Gender Violence

friends · Love

I Got My Childhood Friend Back, for a Few Moments

  “There is nothing like the power of unrequited love. Unlike other forms of love, it is not shared. It’s mine and mine alone!” Cheesy dialogue it is. However, the other day while I was watching this epic scene from the movie “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” where Shah Rukh Khan poignantly depicts the pain of… Continue reading I Got My Childhood Friend Back, for a Few Moments