Do Your Thing

Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing. @asherroth J A S…

Alazia

The fear that you’re no longer able to change. After so many years wondering what kind of person you were going to become one day, somewhere you forgot that this question actually has an answer, and that ‘one day’ will eventually arrive… if it hasn’t already. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary…

Why??

Atrocious. Barbaric. Inhuman. Horrifying. Words fall short to describe the incident which shook the entire nation- the rape, and violent slaughter of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh, India. What was her fault? Did she excite or entice wearing anything revealing to those men of the so-called upper caste? No. What was her fault…

ചുവപ്പ്

ചിലപ്പോഴെങ്കിലും നിൻ്റെ ഓർമ്മകൾഎന്നെ തിരയാറുണ്ടോ? മഴ പെയ്യുന്ന രാത്രികളിൽഅരിച്ചിറങ്ങുന്ന തണുപ്പിനോടൊപ്പംഎൻ്റെ ഓർമ്മകളും നിന്നെ വേട്ടയാടാറുണ്ടോ? എൻ്റെ ശരീരത്തിൽ ആഴ്ന്നിറങ്ങിയ നിൻ്റെ നഖങ്ങൾക്കടിയിൽ ഇപ്പോഴും എൻ്റെ നനുത്ത മാംസപേശികൾ അള്ളിപിടിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നുണ്ടോ? അവ ഇപ്പോഴും നിന്നോട് അല്പം ദയ യാചിച്ചു കേഴുന്നുണ്ടോ? ഇഴയറ്റുപോയ എൻ്റെയുടയാടകൾ നിൻ്റെ കരവലയങ്ങളിൽ ഇന്നും പിടയുന്നുണ്ടോ? ആ രാത്രി ഇന്നും എന്നെ വേട്ടയാടുന്നത് നീ അറിയുന്നുണ്ടോ? എൻ്റെ മുടിയിഴകൾ ഇന്നും നിൻ്റെ കൈകളിൽ ചുറ്റിപ്പിണഞ്ഞു കിടക്കുന്നുണ്ടോ? നീയെനിക്ക് ആരായിരുന്നുവെന്ന ചോദ്യം നിൻ്റെ ചിന്തകളിൽ എന്നെങ്കിലും കടന്ന്…

Cherish Every Occasion

Occasions are special events that can be enjoyed when celebrated with loved ones. There are plentiful occasions in our lives when we gather to party, such as birthdays, formal dinners, graduations, promotions etc. We are lucky that we have these reasons in our lives to spread joy. These small moments bring happiness to us and…

Musings of a locked down Research Scholar

With everyone talking about mental health these days, I thought I would pen down my experience on the subject. Being a PhD research scholar, I have had my fair share of these demons. I have been a good student throughout my life and was accepted to an elite engineering school as a PhD candidate. My…

Cardigan- Taylor Swift

‘Cardigan’ is a song by American pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her latest studio album, ‘Folklore’ premiered on July 24, 2020. The song is co-written by Aaron Dessner. The song is a soothing romance tale that sadly ends in a break-up. Featuring Swift, the video beautifully depicts the transitions in the relationship as is narrated…

Silent Hope

Miles away from those I love, feels like I’m much too far away. Where purpose is undefined, wouldn’t time be out to charm you? We all need that person who can be true to us, but we know that hearts can change, coz, nothing lasts forever. So when fears subside, and shadows still remain- never…

The “I’m Tired” Project

The “I’m Tired” Project utilizes photography, the human body, and written words as a tools to highlight the lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions, assumptions, and stereotypes and pull back the layers of discrimination to reveal thoughts and feelings that aren’t usually voiced through fear of backlash and lack of being relatable. Quick Link : The “I’m…

Glasses

Just like we wear sunglasses to be able to see through scorching hot days, we have a variety of glasses that we use to adjust our sight, so it wouldn’t disturb our normal state. I realized that we reject anything that tries to change our state- if it’s too happy, we find a way to…

Life is too Short

That life – whatever else it is – is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway:…

The Lost Cause

His eyes were pleading, searching for someone to understand, to voice out what his imagination couldn’t even grasp. But they all looked at him passively, making him feel hopelessly numb. He was looking for an anchor, but he couldn’t find one. So he crashed inside, his muscles rippled. A range of expressions masked his face;…

The Order of the Day

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is…

Fear

Fear, it’s so distant- it’s near. It’s hard to explain except to say, when you think it’s farthest away, you find it here. Fear, it’s so consuming- it’s nothing. It eats up all of your hope, till you are nothing but a shadow, you are only left with it. Fear, it’s so paralyzing- it’s moving….