Undefeated

By some miracle, the mother and the baby survive. Born on the 20th, the baby has to be given something like 25 injections so she can make it. She makes it.
That was my best friend by the way. Shreya Chakraborty. Or Chacks as I like to call her.

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You will live on Part 2

In the first part of this interview, you’ll recall that Akshita talked about her job as an event planner, the loss of her younger brother and the strong bond she has with her parents. Now, our talk turns to life after. Cherishing the memories of her brother, keeping her faith in God and asking herself…

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You will live on Part 1

Akshita Bhatia and I were classmates at law school. Sweet, vivacious and charming, Akshita immediately drew your eye because of her affable nature. She was incredibly popular at college and though not academically inclined, she was constantly immersed in extra-curricular activities. She was also one of the few people I knew, who did not possess…

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Happy Place: An Introduction

I’ve decided I’ll be starting something known as the Happy Place series. Young people go through myriad emotions; Happiness, sadness, peace, anger, hope, disappointment, excitement, depression, so on and so forth. We also go through strife. The difference is, we do a good job of covering it up. The Happy Place series is aimed at…

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7 songs from 2018 you *might’ve* missed

I don’t keep up with Billboard’s top 10, and I don’t really listen to what most people would refer to as ‘Trending‘. What I do listen to, is the BBC Radio 1 App on my phone that plays the best music out there. I advise you to get it if you’re into exploring new music…

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The Leaf 🍁

I fall from grace Down below I seek My destination A dry creek Others that fell, lie dead We wait an eternity For the sweet breath of Humanity The sun turns me crisp I fear I will crumble Underneath weary footsteps Then you stagger this way and stumble You stop, you look Have you been…

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Wallpaper, madam, please!

“Madam…tut tut tut….this will not look nice” The young man shook his head solemnly. “It look good here but it in real life, it not look good!!!” My interior designer was not only uncomfortable with English, he was also patronising about my requests. My mother was trying to reason with him calmly, holding a standard-issue…

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How the 10 year challenge was more of a challenge for me than most

I’m glad I’m not on any social media. I’m grateful I get to wake up each morning and think of what to get done today, rather than how many likes I got. If you’re a lawyer and you’re spending more time on social media rather than Court or a Counselling Center, then clearly you’re not…

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