“Not everything had gone to plan. But we made the best of what we had, you know?”
Pretty cover, bland stories.

I stand on the edge of the balcony, gripping the railing tight and looking up at a sky that has begun bleeding into a million colours. In the last few months, this has been my only contact with the outside world. Had it been any other year, this sentence would…

If you look closely enough, you can spot the backache

One afternoon, months into the pandemic, I sat with my sister on the balcony playing Uno. The sun was scorching, someone was screaming on the streets and never mind the drilling that refused to stop in the building opposite to ours. But still, we had nothing else to do, so…

I wanted to draw something, but I was too lazy. So here’s a picture of my hand.

Act 1

I see myself.

It’s usually in the few seconds after I pull my body off the bed, that I begin my game. Call it a movie, actually. Over the years, it’s only got more conflicted and chaotic. But that’s what makes a good story, right?

I do not remember ever…

It happens often.

At the moment, it makes perfect sense. I have a point to make. It sounds justified. Rational. I nod with certainty when I re-read the words I have poured out with utmost sincerity. It sounds like the truth.

Of course it is,” I reassure myself.

I hit…

Source: @philhearing

Why do we do the things we do?

This question might as well be etched on my skin. Call it curiosity, an obsession or insanity, but every time I decide to do something, I am always greeted with a one-syllable sound in my mind — Why?

Why? Why? Why?

It…

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world, finding it so much like myself.”

Albert Camus

Albert Camus’ The Stranger begins with one of the most legendary opening lines in literature —

“Maman died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”

In a few words, Camus manages to sum…

The Irish woman who rose from the dead.

Few can claim to come back from the dead but according to an Irish Legend, Margorie McCall did just that.

At some point in the 1700s, a “terrible famine” swept across Lurgan, a town in Northern Ireland. During these troubling times, a…

At least not always.

I read a book a few years ago that proudly stated “Happiness is the goal of life! Everyone wants to be happy!” Though I forget the book’s title, I do remember being highly sceptical of this claim.

Happiness is thought to be this place of absolute…

Kavana Anklekar

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