The word patriarchy is derived from Greek Patriakhēs which means ‘the ruling father’ – used in order to explain a society made of families where the father is the head and the decision maker of the family and where children and the women have little or no say in these decisions. In this structure, power […]Read More A Masculine Mask : How Patriarchy Hurts Men
As I sat there staring at the mountains glistening like gold under the morning light I recalled my last moments with my father, a drunken man making faces behind the back of his complaining wife and his seven-year-old daughter laughing at the scene from a crack in the door. I observed the valley below and […]Read More Mysteries of The Sinister Tradition: ‘Kapat’
Western music has emphatically influenced folks of North-east through the years. However, each passing decade brings about a new wave of musicians and genres. This article, if goes in accordance with my intentions, will take you in a headbanging journey to the times when our grandfathers were jamming to the “Abba”, and humming to Bob […]Read More HOMEMADE ROCKSTARS OF DENZONG: HOW HAS WESTERN MUSIC SHAPED SIKKIM INTO A MINI-AMERICA?
Diwash had done it, and the atmosphere was intense. For he had done the one thing that none in our class had ever done. He had packed ‘Kinema’ for lunch, and the word had almost immediately gone around. When the lunch bell rang, I and a few of our lunch buddies stood affixed at […]Read More North East India’s Obsession for Smelly Food
How many of us reading this right now have posed with the 사랑 ‘Sarang -love’ (the finger heart)? How many of us have at least seen it in selfies and pictures across Instagram? I’m betting you have. The Hallyu wave or the Korean wave has spread through the world like wildfire. People all over the […]Read More The Gangtokian Hallyu : Why K-pop is so popular in Sikkim