Girl Made of Gold by Gitanjali Kolanad

Contradictions and paradoxes are far more ubiquitous than one may believe them to be. This fundamental assumption is something that often runs into walls, when it comes to questions of human morality and ethics. Theory is often slapped by practicality and that’s what this book beautifully builds on. To say that GMOG is a book…

I Have Never Been (Un) Happier by Shaheen Bhatt

Honesty is often simple. It is found in unflowery language, easy yet elegant sentence structures and mostly, impassioned emotional outpouring. Talking about depression, anxiety, and/or any other mental ailments is slowly gaining grudging acceptance in an increasingly democratised online society. Yet, the taboo associated with actual conversation about the same is changing at a turtle’s…

So All is Peace by Vandana Singh-Lal

This article is done in collaboration with Cafes and Cities, and the entire article (this is just an excerpt) can be found here Digesting emotions from a clinical perspective is an arduous task, but a deeply revealing one. Although it appears strange and rather inhumane to analyse feelings, and extreme ones at that, from a…

Adulting by Neharika Gupta

The story of human progress is the story of a pursuit of homogenous perfection. Conformity has always been chased as a desirable end for the mass as a whole. We’re always pushed towards conformity and uniformity, even in the face of the starkly opposite empirical evidence. Order from chaos is the principle of the universe,…

Circe by Madeline Miller

Suppression has always been a tool of the powerful. But understanding power dynamics is not as easy as this statement. Humans have reviled in stratification throughout their existence, and have always found traits to discriminate on. Gender, caste, class, race, religion, language…the list is endless. Perhaps that’s why the any piece of literature that shines a…