October 13, 2020

My lockdown experience (similar to the mass public’s) invited hours of inevitable scrolling through Instagram and Tik Tok. We witnessed a whirlwind of coffee-whipping, brush-passing, and dance challenges. Digital media became the new form of escapism allowing the rise...

September 27, 2020

In a changing global story that is perforated with major health calamities, human rights abuses, and important socio-political issues, it seems impossible to find hope in the figures of authority in front of us. Change can feel glacial, and campaigning for it - even sl...

When Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘the language of friendship is not words, but meanings’, I called pretentious bullsh*t. Literature of all time periods has attempted to define, satirise, and romanticise the complex relationship of friendship – a conundrum. From an early...

The pandemic’s disruption of our daily lives can leave a certain deficit in inspiration and motivation to ‘keep creative’. As per modern myth, creatives can ‘lose’ their creative flair in extended periods of inactivity or develop a creative block. By effect, Quarantine...

Tragedies involving police brutality, BIPOC* targeted murder, and racial prejudice have the tendency to feel constant and unrelenting. Probably, because they are. It is frustrating to reflect on the fact that in 2020, Black men and women across the world live their lif...

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

A recent exhibition at the Tate Modern highlights the work of the anonymous group ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Through donning gorilla masks, this group of artists post blazing...

[Contains spoilers for Netflix show Never Have I Ever]

The hype surrounding Lang Fisher and Mindy Kaling’s new show Never Have I Ever has been simmering since its announcement in March. It finally boiled over in late April, and surprisingly seeped itself through family...

April 13, 2020

If you’re not aggressively whipping coffee, learning eclectic dances, or baking banana bread, social media raises the question: what are you really doing? In the face of a global pandemic, there arises a peculiar pressure to appear productive. This pressure is accompan...

March 23, 2020

Ask Me Anything is a play about us. It is about our stories; our grievances; our experiences; our memories. The Paper Birds Production Company use verbatim stories to create a deeply personal play with themes of self-expression, peer pressure, sisterhood, and youth sui...

March 21, 2020

It’s 2002.

Monsoon Wedding has just released, and the world is enchanted by Mira Nair’s spun story of marriage, reunion, healing, and love. The wedding of Aditi Verma and Hemant Rai is magnetic: it brings together family from abroad, connects new lovers, and surfaces in...

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