I suffer from the conflagration in my mind, Should I stay on the side of dissent? Or should I dive in the stream of the contemporary nationalistic rite? I worry that someday the reflections of my youth may pass me by, Like traces on the car window, Driving at 120 on the freeway, Haunting me, […]Read More Nationalistic Rite
Dying embers. Wild flames. Twenty-six letters. A thousand names. Scratches on paper. Slender frames. Young words. Ancient games Wither and fade, Into an insipid blur. But with some Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, And consonance, Forming a battalion of lines And stanzas, Winning hearts, And breaking too. Leaves their mark. Forever. – Mahesh Mali. Copyrighted © 2017–18 […]Read More Words
“Kitne achhe systems hai foreign me”, “India me aisa kyu nahi” These are the typical replies I get from my paraplegic friend whenever I share an article or two about people with disabilities (PWDs) abroad. And let’s be honest, India is far from being inclusive. According to the WHO, 1 billion people have some form […]Read More Few Ways TO Make Society More Inclusive
आज अवकाळी पाऊस आला… आणि तिच्या आठवणींचे ढग माझ्या मनी दाटू लागले ! वाटत होतं इतके दिवस की तीच्या आठवणींना खूप मागे सोडून दिलंय मी, पण आज तिच्याच स्मृतींमध्ये हरवून टाकत होता मला तो मातीचा सुगंध, आणि तो गार गार वारा. मला परत परत आठवत होता तो आमचा पाऊसातला बंधुंद नाच, ती अविस्मरणीय रात्र आणि […]Read More तिच्या आठवणींचा अवकाळी पाऊस
Lately, I found that I could not write about her, It’s not that there are no feelings to describe, It’s not even a problem of having second thoughts about those feelings. The problem is that no matter how much I have delved into my brain or how much effort I put into finding a way […]Read More Story of a lovesick fool
Naked for my eyes, Yearning can’t disguise, Crimsoned with desire, Her skin did perspire. I pulled her to me, kissing does ensue, Breasts crushed against my chest, Hands on buttocks pressed, Her eyes closed as if savoring the heat of my breath on her neck. Her hands stretched casually towards me, searching for arousal, Maybe […]Read More Me. She. Us. Amazing.
8th November 2017 marked the first anniversary of demonetization. The Government of India, yesterday, celebrated an “Anti-Black Money Day”; on the other hand, the opposition declared it as a “black day”. A year earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a drastic decision on November 8th, 2016 and India was plunged into chaos. Prime Minister, in […]Read More Demonetization : A masterstroke or a failed experiment ?
This Thursday, High Court set aside the disciplinary action taken by JNU against 15 of its students, including ex-JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in connection with a controversial event on February 9 last year in the varsity. I can remember how angry I was when I heard that some students of JNU have ‘allegedly’ raised the […]Read More Dissent ≠ Anti-National