Essays

The Miniaturist of Junagadh–Deafening Silences and Blank Canvases

Kaushal Oza’s short film is a gently crafted meditation on grief, memory, identity and art

The First Supper

In the first year of undergraduate school, unable to conjure the words for “homesick” and “lonely” in an unfamiliar city, I wrote ever so...

How ‘Killing Eve’ Buried Itself Along With Its Gays

Disclaimer: Contains major spoilers for Season 4 of Killing Eve Killing Eve has, not to put too fine a point on it, a killer repertoire....

Season 6: A Pesky Peaky Compromise?

Disclaimer: Contains major spoilers for Season 6 of Peaky Blinders “It means you f*** people. F*** people over. Don’t give a f***. It means you covet...

The Tunes and Fortunes of Celebrity Musicians

In the wake of Kendrick Lamar announcing his fifth studio album, ‘Mr Morale and the Big Steppers’, I found myself intrigued by the methods...

An Existential Guide to Risks and Relationships

Growing up, I would go into construction sites and pretend they were haunted or contained forbidden, secret chambers. Once, an unenthused, older boy announced...

How Dracula Became the Freshest Internet Phenomenon

If I were to tell you that in May of 2022 the #1 trending topic on social media for two weeks straight has been...

Kalkattewali: The Goddess and Her City

A temple in the northern part of Kolkata, the Thanthania Kalibari has a marble slab, on which “Shankar’er hridoy majhe, Kali biraje,” (Kali reigns...

Queen Victoria, ‘Consumption’ and Goth Culture

The first thing that many will visualise upon the mention of ‘Goth’ is the mohawk, black lace, powdered faces, spikes and metal on ‘uncivilised’...

On The Pursuit of a Room of One’s Own

“Woolf is right. Women need a room. Women need floors to kick, walls to beat, air to scream into or they will wind up dead.”