When they see us, what do they see?

If there is a story that is to be told- for its wrongfulness, for its inhumanness, for its unfairness, but also for its hope, and its faith- ‘When they see us’ is the one. It’s a straight-forward, strong, harrowing and a must-see narration of real lives who were wronged for it was easier and convenient…

Black- the new- Mirror

DISCLAIMER- No spoilers alert! Of all the 3 episodes the latest Black Mirror series showcases, I could come to love only the second one. I started off with the third (blame Miley Cyrus), went to first, and finally took a leap of faith to watch the second episode, since the other two episodes fell almost…

Made in Heaven for the People on Earth

DISCLAIMER- No spoilers alert. If you’ve watched Gully Boy (2019 Bollywood movie), you can pretty much vouch for Zoya Akhtar’s and Reema Kagti’s writing, and Akhtar’s direction capabilities, just like I do. So, not so surprisingly, in recent times, I was eager to look at at any project that had names- Zoya and Reema- associated…

Where was I, all this time?

After this long period of blank weeks, where do I come from? Am I rising from the dead? If not, where was I, all this time, you might wonder. Well, nowhere where I shouldn’t have been. I was here, right here, among you, just not active, not writing, not reading, just being. Life was fine,…

Wasn’t it just yesterday?

I look at the sky; pitch dark, not a single star twinkling, not a single star shooting across that infinite blank black canvas, it’s only clouds and wind. Nothing tingles me at this point of time, not that it is absolute dark outside, not that there’s no star I could connect with, not that the…

Titles not so trivial

Once I went to a restaurant, which had one of its dishes named as ‘Dahi ke Shole’ (Curd’s Fire Shots). Now, the name itself seemed so tempting that I couldn’t wait to order it. Though the fear of such fancy named dish turning out to be a disastrous one was lurking within, but I gave…

What is Poetry?

Originally posted on Asha's Blog:
What is poetry? I know not. I’m a mere amateur trying to be someone. Mind you, not like someone. Poetry, to me is elusive. I know about poetry just as much a new-born knows about the wide vast world. It’s an ocean to me, and I try swimming across,…

A Writer must know…

DISCLAIMER– This article has used ‘he’ while referring to a writer; this is done only to avoid the hassle of shuffling between he and she. No sexism is being promoted through such usage. A writer must know the meaning of this word; a writer must know the synonym of that word; a writer must be…

Self-Love or Self-Obsession?

It’s only in recent times that loving self has been asked to be given the highest priority. We are told to love ourselves, to appreciate ourselves, to celebrate ourselves, to not demean ourselves. And I so much love this healthy ideology. We live in a society that constantly tries to entrap us in its own…

I’m a Writer; I, of course, can write stories!

Not every good writer is a good storyteller. But a good storyteller has to be a good writer. Some of you will agree with me, some of you won’t. I’m fine with both. After all, we all are entitled to our opinions. But let me tell you the whys for this strong statement that I…