i) (FIRE) Of warm soot that sets the bed of your passing, of the celerity of your crackling stride — of your sauntering footsteps synchronised with every heartbeat you touch. The crimson that melts into the orange, the caress that sets ablaze an entire kingdom; I call for thee in … Continue Reading
Touch — Day Six of NaPoWriMo 2021
My last serenade to you—
Of splintered dreams and unpainted hues.
The ardour of my abode on a cold winter night,
The warmth of your embrace in delight.
With empty words and soundless chimes,
I mingle in the shadows, devoid of this touch of thine.
A mother’s anguish, … Continue Reading
Empowered Women Empowering Women: In Conversation with Poorvi Mittal
Mera PadBank is a non-profit organisation, which provides sanitary products to young underprivileged girls in Jaipur. They aim to expand their operations throughout the country and aim to educate these young girls about proper sanitation needs. We at MTTN, sat down with Ms. Poorvi Mittal, the founder of this NGO, … Continue Reading
A Letter To Sohrab
Hello! How have you been? You must have grown to be 30 by now. I hope time has been kinder to you. Honestly, there is so much I want to talk to you about, so much to ask that I doubt it will fit within the space of … Continue Reading
Music For You, Me, And The Boogeyman of 2020
From sailor’s shanties to YouTube parodies of popular songs, music has become a whole niche of media and creativity that takes root in an extraordinary period of crisis. There is not much to say about the current crisis we are going through, which has not already been spoken about. However, … Continue Reading
Romanticism of Abuse in Media
The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Kabir Singh, 365 Days—what do all of these shows and movies have in common?
No, it is not the inability of male leads in these to keep their shirts on. Neither is it the poorly written, seemingly empty, out-of-depth female characters that serve but a … Continue Reading
The Cognizant Citizen: Assam Floods
In May 2020, Cyclone Amphan hit parts of Eastern India and Bangladesh. With the unrest caused by the cyclone, several parts of the country received massive amounts of rainfall. This marked the beginning of the Assam floods. An alarming increase in water level was observed throughout several districts of the … Continue Reading
Once Upon A Tale — An Opportunity of A Lifetime
Each dawn of Ravi’s routine life broke with the cacophony of trains whistling in the backdrop, and the furious rumble of the tracks as the train passed. The vibrations from the trains, even though a couple of blocks away, made the windows of his low-lying apartment-room chatter furiously.
Having grown … Continue Reading
For the union I know
Of Death and Desire,
A gentle is borne
To the majestic empire.
Thy name be Peace
To whom I call out,
In times of catastrophe
That lay about.
As the cannons of valiant and tireless soldiers
Tell the tales of devastation and flame,… Continue Reading