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Candle Story – A one night stand

The rains in the mountains aren’t easy. They tend to slow you down to a snail’s pace. At times, the network is fully disrupted and the electricity can be gone for long hours. The silence of the mountains, the green landscape void of any interruptions, allowed me some time to observe and cherish the otherwise […]

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