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Articles labelled ‘life’

  • Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Our feelings are second-hand. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs are coloured, our originality validated through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.
  • Cake

    Piece of Cake

    Why would anyone throw perfectly good sponge cake out of a car window?
  • For Ladies

    Real Development

    It seems like the fate of a development studies student is to be cynical and dissatisfied in an educated but distant way.
  • Bringing Up Uncle

    Bringing Up Uncle

    Growing up, no one showed me how to shave in a hurry or sleep with women without falling in love, and that sort of deprival lasts a lifetime.
  • Girls of Chennai

    Girls of Chennai

    I wish every girl in the world could grow up in a city like this, a city that doesn’t frighten her.
  • Learning to drive

    I Drive

    I am learning to drive. I am grasping terror in my hands and tossing it aside.
  • Long Distance Love

    The Long-distancewalla

    Even in the age of the Internet, love is old-fashioned.
  • The Chaatwalla

    Just like an alcoholic’s tragic relationship with his seedy madhushala, my lonely nights had come to be punctuated by sub-standard meals at Kolkata U.P. Chats and Paratha Center.
  • The Haircutwalla

    Scissors snip menacingly, the naked razor blade wanders tantalisingly close to my ear, and cheap talcum powder is generously applied all over my neck.
  • Snapshots Without Time

    Snapshots or instant pictures capture a moment in time. But what of a place where time doesn't exist; where there is stillness and nothing ever changes?
  • Testimonial Comics #24

  • The Coffeewalla

    Over the years, one learns that reason doesn’t stand the slimmest chance against emotions and sentiments.

The Tap #1

By Ramya Sriram