A Letter to Nico Di Angelo

Hey Nico!

I would have started the letter with ‘dear,’ but it felt strange – given that you don’t know who I am. I’m just one of the thousands who watched you grow up and who grew with you. I remember it like it was just yesterday that ten-year-old me … Continue Reading

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

A Letter to Sebastian

Dear Sebastian,

It took me a good while to look beyond those dreamy eyes and that crooked smirk which stopped my then-15-year-old heart for a whole minute each time I saw it. I eventually did look beyond, though.

I get it; you’re an idealist. You were living in a world Continue Reading

A Letter To Hermione

Dear Hermione,

Today you turn 41 years old. The world sees you as the Minister of Magic. But to me, you are not a day older than 11, and to me, you will always be the one who taught me that it’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR.

I was introduced Continue Reading

A Letter To Katniss


Dear Katniss,

How are you? How is life in the new District 12? Do people still look in awe at the ‘Girl on Fire’? Did you name your son after your father? Does Haymitch still find solace in alcohol and Peeta in his paintings? And have you found your Continue Reading

Dear Coronavirus

Dear Coronavirus,

No, it is not fun anymore. Binge-watching only makes sense when I’m under academic pressure. And while I’m not a fan of social gatherings, I’d prefer to have an option. Online Ludo is not the same as the real thing and I am not going to play it Continue Reading

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