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Category: Fiction & Verse
‘Sold in Batches of Rights and Violations’: Democracy for Sale
A poem about what happens when a democracy dissolves.
An Arachnid’s Ransom, Or Being Kidnapped by a Sociopathic Spider
A poem about a capture by giant, sociopathic and lyrical spider.
Case Number 1,33,000: When Rape Survivors are Reduced to Mere Numbers
Rape survivors who turn to the judiciary for help are often left stranded in legalities for years. This poem tries to put feelings into these nameless, faceless case files.
No Way Out: A Poem on Abusive Relationships
This poem explores the emotional and societal aspects of abusive relationships.
An Owlish Gaze: A Poem About Being Blind To What’s In Front of You
While it seems like this is a poem about owls, it also deals with the multiplicity of identities and being blind to the things right in front of you.
On Growing Up Malayali in Maharashtra
A poem about my experience as a person from Kerala living in Maharashtra and how that’s shaped my sense of identity.
Tough Questions: A Poem About Our Apathy Towards Humanity
From Syrian atrocities to the raping of minors to everyday political moves that result in gross devastation, how do we address our own apathy in an increasingly disastrous world?
Quiet Promises: An Ode to Female Friendships
Here’s to us; to the girls we were, the women we became, and to the women we’re yet to be.
Half-Stubbed: What a Dead Whale Tells Us About Our Culture
In 2016, a whale washed up on Mumbai's shore. This poem is about that incident and our 'spectator culture'.