Be Proud in Your Pride

I am somebody. I am ME. And I don’t need anybody to make me somebody. -Louis L’Amour Who am I? The search for identity wasn’t only Buddha’s pursuit.  Each person’s own sexual and gender identity is core to this search. Am I a man or a woman? Who and what decides it? Whom am I […]

Birthday Bane – Mushroom Boon

“Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go, Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth Mama, oooh I don’t want to die, I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all” –Freddie Mercury For many years now, I have found my birthday week a very difficult time to process. I am anxious, cranky, oversensitive, and […]

Navigating Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme for 2022 is “Together for Mental Health.” It prompted me to revisit my path and publish this blog, which I had written some time ago but had since updated with some new learning. In 2000, the number of death by suicide was 1,08,000. In 2020, this number […]

Agartala’s Artisanal Treasure Trove – Lovely And Fitbird

Agartala-The Heart of Tripura On my travels, Agartala, Tripura’s capital, was the most unexpected place I visited. It feels like eons ago when we all didn’t have masks as our constant companions. I was on assignment to assist with a story-telling workshop at NSD (National School of Drama). Agartala is a city bustling with activity. […]

Ego Check in the Himalayas

Exploring some of the unexplored places in the Himalayas and letting go of my ego as I experience the majestic mountains.

The Silver Lining

Eda, how do we know what app to look for on the phone? asked my 78-year-old father after observing me doing something on my smartphone. While growing up, I saw him pride himself on being hands-on with technology.  Times gone by In the 70s and 80s, a person with tech acumen was able to operate, repair, and […]

The Searing

I recently attended a workshop called “Jokering Justice” by Sambhaavnaa, something which was on my to-do list for a while. This experience turned out to be a deep reflection of self and what it’s to be like in the shoes of the oppressed. Penning a few lines on my journey with the Theatre Of The […]

We are Women

We are Women
Beautiful Lines by Chinonye Chidolue