Author's note: While readers may beg to differ, the most stinging pain is the pain of being shunned for being different. It is maddening to wait for the one who gels with you, and easier to lose oneself in the intervening tide of resentment. Following is a poem capturing some of those feelings. I hope … Continue reading Rejected


Slice-of-life Manga Review

The slice-of-life genre is a blend of contradictions. While it is supposed to be a generalized portrayal of the beauty in everyday life, it often veers into a depiction of unrealistic ideals; an inevitable route unto escapism.  However, when it deviates in such a manner; it is not due to the author's incompetence. In writing … Continue reading Slice-of-life Manga Review

Opposition? We Don’t Want One

The recent trends in elections in India, barring a few exceptions is of people electing governments not just with a majority but with an overwhelming majority, at times reaching to the all-powerful two-thirds majority. The elections to the Parliament in India and the subsequent elections in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, … Continue reading Opposition? We Don’t Want One