League of Fandoms: Clash of Titans || A Review

On the 11th of June, 2016, Kolkata witnessed a Clash of the Titans, as League of Fandoms Kolkata 2016, organized by its eponymous parent community and DESIGNZLIFE, landed in the city. And what a start it was. Sparking off the LeOFa festivities with a bang, here’s a snap recap of what went down at Clash…

My Dad is A Blogger Now!

It’s 11:22 pm on the 19th of June: an hour at which, under my new mentally-healthy regime of sleeping and waking, I would usually be preparing for bed. Instead, I am clattering away at this keyboard with a heart truly overflowing with joy: my dad is a blogger now! There are very, very many reasons…

Performance Poetry in Kolkata: A Review

As you all remember, on the 23rd of April 2016, Performance Poetry, Kolkata held their first event: Jukebox 2016. C’est la vie , then busy doing a bunk on the beaches of Puri, had supported  the event with all the love and admiration our little hearts could hold. Crouching beneath the benevolent indulgence of our resident slam-savants Ekalavya Chaudhuri…

What the Solar Halo in Kolkata Taught Me About Social Media

Amongst a lot of the things I missed this week while being hyper-stressed about my exams was the solar halo that appeared today in Kolkata’s sky. It was, no doubt, very beautiful; in the photographs I saw later, it seemed almost ethereal, like something out of a fairytale prophecy that foretells the birth of a king. But…

The Doodle Project: Vengeance

WORDS city of sweetness rises in vengeance the world is sad, the world is angry, the world turns to lash in fury, rising with it walls are carved, walls crisscross the nation tightropes to walk red ropes to rope off brown ropes to tear down and drag back screaming weeping multitudes more boys drown, more…

The Doodle Project: Life

WORDS cursor blinks barren-brown tired earth cracks daytime glares shadow ripples scavenger-starved cursor twinkles the horizon winks  ink spreads stars are scattered the black page twitches in the dark the angels sing. someone dabs a smear of colour startled on the cheek someone blurs stillness-thick someone snaps the changing sky music dribbles, paint dribbles, pictures…

The Doodle Project: Beauty

WORDS sometimes the woman in the mirror and I do not agree i see a skeletal blackness, burnt, its ripeness drying unexplored there is a mouth, a lip, some hair, a curved waist, a spine falling in on itself sometimes an errant strand that irritates her nose a freckle or two some hair all haphazardly…

The Doodle Project: Octopus

WORDS in a swirling grave where leaves dance air sparkles sunshine swims settling in a gravel of clouded dust reds blues greens dart a way away rubbery arms bunch and unfurl, bunch and unfurl, body thins and stretches in a skeletal maze gracefully one lone predator hangs : doom teeth glisten bulging tips of vacuum…

Performance Poetry in Kolkata

Event: Jukebox 2016 Date: 23rd April 2016, Saturday. 12 pm onwards. Venue: Payamanti Complex, Kolkata: 107. Organizers: Performance Poetry Kolkata The untiring oompa loompas behind Performance Poetry Kolkata are back at it again with the innovative events to get the poetry lovers of Kolkata up and about. C’est la vie, along with Saintbrush , The…

The Peace of A Spring Shower

  It is quite cold outside. The breeze is cool and strong, filtering in through the green mesh. The plants outside look fresh, the yellows bright, the greens jade under the threatening sky. The clouds are not hanging low- they are domed vastly, far, far above. They are rushing, rushing across the sky. I can…