A (Wo)man Among Men

Fa Mulan,

I stared, mesmerized, as the blade reflected your face, and with one swift motion, you chopped off your silky tresses. Six-year-old me watched you, fighting for your honor and proving yourself to be just as capable, if not more, as a man. It was such a refreshing change … Continue Reading

Summer Of Love

Dear Delilah

Yesterday, I was toiling around my terrace and listening to the Presley songs you adore so much. I was waiting for you to climb up my terrace stairs and call out my name.

My mother disrupted my dream sequence, and complained that I was moping around as though … Continue Reading

The Short Half-Life Of Every Friendship

Whether it be the ever uncertain college Goa plans or the exchanging of ‘Best Friends Forever’ bracelets in middle school, we have all warm albeit kitschy memories from expired friendships. Times change and so do relationships.

Circumstance makes friends out of strangers. Living in the same locality, attending the same Continue Reading

Doctors and Patients – Why The Disconnect?

Frustration in the hospital wards goes both ways, where we see patient and doctor go neck-to-neck for treatment protocol and diagnosis. Healthcare providers often complain about reduced compliance from patients, while patients distrust doctors.

Considering the whole intention of healthcare is for societal betterment and wellness, all these issues point Continue Reading

Partition- The Forgotten Chaos

The British Raj in India ended in 1947, giving rise to two new countries- India and Pakistan. It was hoped that this would usher in a new era of freedom. Instead, at the stroke of the midnight hour, while the world slept, India awoke to chaos and riots.

The … Continue Reading

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