Emergence of Photojournalism

“When you raise the camera to your eye you become responsible for contextualizing the history of the person you are photographing.” -  Neeta Satam The second Indo-China war lasted for almost 20 years and deprived 4 million civilians of their home. The prolonged bloody conflict dominated the media during its course. Yet only a handful... Continue Reading →

Furtive Frivolities in a Classroom

Your entrance to the college premises is always on an exasperating note, no matter how well-rested you are for a day's worth of classes. A quick glance at the timetable beforehand has your back against the wall. It is as if each prof is the living embodiment of the nine rings of torment morbidly depicted... Continue Reading →

Drip Drop, Make the Boredom Stop

  It’s been days without proper sunlight, and the familiar nursery rhyme, 'Rain rain go away, come again another day' has never seemed more fitting for a situation than it is now. Every morning, when we pull the curtains back, we sigh in defeat seeing raindrops drum against our windows panes thinking of how we could have... Continue Reading →

A Tarantino Picture

  INT. UNCLE’S POINT, MANIPAL - SUNDAY It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. After a heavy downpour in the previous night, the air is resonating with the pitter-patter of the raindrops on the worn-down road. The first customers of the day are nine people seated around two rickety tables joined together. Let’s call them NUMBER ONE,... Continue Reading →

Fermi Paradox : Where are the Aliens?

THE YEAR 2407:   In the far reaches of the Milky Way, a lone spaceship with the words ‘Remna-13’ written in bold makes its way from planet to planet. Its engines rustle, and the green flare at its end flickers as the ship chugs itself through the icy emptiness. Inside, a young woman unstraps herself from... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 4: Lost in Bangkok

We have always been dependent on technology to take us around. With GPS in almost every device, exploring new cities have become much easier or that’s what we thought when we set foot in Bangkok. Nestled on the banks of Chao Praya river, Bangkok or Krung Thep as locally known, is a commercial and cultural... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories: Exploring London

Exploring London can be condensed into two words—the London Underground and walking. All one has to do to experience the city is hop onto a train, walk around and get onto another train to their next destination. For someone accustomed to chaotic roads and crowded transport, the organisation of the various route lines and their... Continue Reading →

Creak- Day Seven of NaProWriMo

  Has democracy started to creak, with the chaos that has broken out? Whom to choose, whom to trust, with the supposed leaders, sheepishly stand as demagogues, as political opportunists? Between jingoistic warmongers, so swelled in their small-minded bigotry, ready to cripple, ready to kill, ready to besmirch anyone who steps out of line, smirking... Continue Reading →

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