A Hill Towner’s City of Joy – A Kolkata Memoir

A Kolkata Memoir

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The Pretty Circle of Life

Nine years ago. Snip, snip. The snippets of callously cut hair falls on the ground of the salon. She looks at herself in the mirror. Chubby cheeks, round face, a bit of acne – exactly what most fifteen year olds look like. She looks into the mirror and feels slightly self conscious. Her mother is … Continue reading The Pretty Circle of Life

The society’s Forbidden Love

forbidden love Love, I believe is something we all desire. No matter how much we pretend, we all need a little bit of love. I also believe every religion teaches us to love one another. The sad thing is - we were born in a society that taught us that a man should love a … Continue reading The society’s Forbidden Love

A Voice Beneath the Culture

When everything is a subject to infinite entropy and change. Can you trust your feelings? One moment your excitement is over the roof and a minute later, you're down in the gutter. One second, you know exactly what you want and another second, you're lost in the oblivion of your meaninglessness. What do you rest … Continue reading A Voice Beneath the Culture

1000 words of Unspoken Rape

The night was darkest among all other darker nights, It was a monster night, so I thought at that moment . He had his hand holding me down, grabbing me by places not even my hand goes, touching and dragging his fingerprints all over my skin, his rough lips creating a map in my body … Continue reading 1000 words of Unspoken Rape

How long is a long-distance relationship?

Okay, so first off no long distance is long enough to separate you. Of course! Isn't that what all the love gurus, the love quotes and everyone who has ever been in love or has been in a long-distance relationship said? But I beg to differ, which means I'm going to say what they forgot … Continue reading How long is a long-distance relationship?

Shadows in Dark

Sikkimese, we pride ourselves in being one of the most developed and progressive people in the north eastern regions. We have had the boom of tourism and we have numerous amount of tourist both foreign and local swarming in our tiny Himalayan state. Though our economy seems to be moving upward we have our fair … Continue reading Shadows in Dark