League of Fandoms: আঁTales || A Review

#LeOFa has well and truly taken off, and C’est la vie the blogging partner is as proud as Punch. On Thursday the 23rd of June 2016, #LeOFa held its Lit Meet. The brain child of Urvashi Mukherjee, it was quite possibly the first Lit Meet in the city to combine a Quiz, a Debate and…

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…

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…

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…