As a species, we have lost our sense of justice. The first time I read about kids folded, taped up and shipped in tiny containers to international locations, on a journey spanning weeks, I lost my appetite. Because how can we continue on with our lives when millions of people just like us are being … More A Hope for Justice
Domestic Violence in Meghalaya during the time of COVID Pandemic Recently, on receiving a case of domestic violence over the phone, I realized how helpless we had become in responding to such cases. We were unable to leave our homes; neither could the counselors help the women since her husband had taken away her phone. … More Fearing the Abuser indoor and the virus outdoor
When the world began, the first Elements were separated – Water. Land. Air. Still our lives these attach us to our Mother Earth. The umbilical cord cannot be severed lightly, For pulsing through it is life itself. Water. Water! The last cry from the lips of those dying of thirst. When the colonial powers taxed … More Water! Water!
You can cage the singer, but not the song. you can douse the embers, but the ashes are hot. The dancer is still, but the dance lingers in the heart, in the mind’s eye. the wind carries the sound of the dirge, but the clouds see from aloft. They weep at the sight of the … More Red
The wheels of the rickshaw clinked through the dusty lanes. My bones rattled with the rickety rickshaw. I was on my way to the metro station on a cold Monday morning. The scenes were usual…children accompanied by sleepy parents waiting for their school bus, many walking towards the bus stop, others riding their way to … More A Tale of Two Worlds Side By Side
It was a regular day, just like any other day in the life of a college student. After a whole day of classes, I was exhausted and ready to head home to begin work on all the assignments that were due the next day because I had procrastinated to work on them. I lived a … More Justice and Impunity
A Robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage…. A dog starved at his master’s gate Predicts the ruin of the state – William Blake A six-year-old girl had a bitter complaint. A stray puppy had come home, and her dad scolded her, wrongly accusing her of having brought it. That wasn’t … More Towards a just society