May 30, 2016 Meghna Roy 19Comment

The following terms are not in alphabetical order because neither smoking, nor coolness or Death for that matter, are very systematized actions. cigarette /sigaret/ noun TOBACCO in a tube of thin white paper that people smoke: A stick of death that slowly gnaws at all frustration. Frustration, like unrequited love, is chronic. It begins during those days of teenage when you juggle among anxious parents, the threat of an adverse future, the demands of a sexual partner…not to forget, your mood swings that toss at once carefree days- all in the name of Life, and haunts you till the ignited…

May 23, 2016 Meghna Roy 14Comment

Raindrops accumulate on the surface of glass like metaphors abandoned by poets for eons- unwanted and intimidating because they disclose more about scattered pieces of miracles than you ever would want to let out. The little you can discern from among the raindrops is all that the city lets you see. The ellipses between parked yellow cabs really are the words that were shushed as soon as thought-parachutes were released up in the air. This city under its colourful everyday hides heaps of dusty grey rags in its drains and when it gets waterlogged, the freshwater and dirt, dirt and…

May 8, 2016 Meghna Roy 13Comment

You forget to pack your slippers. The thought of packing eyeliner comfortably recedes to oblivion. You even do pretty well without your watch for a good two days’ time- something you never could have imagined. All you clearly remember to pack is the novel you currently are reading, your Lennon shades and a desire to seize every moment you spend during a two-night trip. These are not features peculiar to the trip to Shantiniketan that my mother and I undertook during the five days of Easter break this year, but they apply to every other short trip which is planned…