Having been born and brought up in Kolkata, I have been hearing stories about West Bengal villages since I was a kid. Never having been to one, the prospect of traveling to these villages, as a part of my work, was appealing. As a Milaap fellow, I was supposed to visit certain villages and keep … Continue reading Sheroes of Rural Bengal
'I travel to feel ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.' Shrouded in layers of culture and history, Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal. While the small town is strewn thick with the remains of 400 ancient temples, it also has rows of brightly hued-homes. Historical monuments from the … Continue reading Culture on The Coast
The word ‘Beauty’ is defined as ‘the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives to the senses, or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.’ Try looking up the word on the internet. The images you see will not reflect the essence of this definition. Rather you will come across a … Continue reading A Myth, A Cage
‘My body is burning with the shame of not belonging. Home spat me out,’ said Warsan Shire, a Somali-British poet, while describing her plight as a lesbian refugee. Battling unbeatable odds and abandoning all sense of familiarity, thousands of LGBT individuals from the Arab countries apply for resettlement overseas every year, in order to fix the … Continue reading Unveiling Veiled Lives
Be it paisley print, fringe, peasant tops or long flowy skirts, it is but natural for us all to have a penchant for all things Bohemian. It is known that Bohemian fashion has been invading our favorite stores for the past few years. However, in the quest to create the perfect boho-chic wardrobe, we often … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody
Can we see yesterday’s styles in tomorrow’s wardrobe?
Set out to catch Pokémon on Indian roads, got masturbated to instead. It can happen in a secluded lane, it can happen while you are amidst a swarm of people. What you need to know is that you are not as powerless as you feel and he is definitely not as powerful as he portrays. … Continue reading The Ugly Indian Truth.