Beauty

Scared by humanity Marked for life Is there freedom From this a pit So dark and deep   Trouble on all sides None that can be trusted Where am I to find True love that’s been promised   Dark nights rule my days I find no difference In living or dying   But for love … More Beauty

I can’t breathe

“I can’t breathe”, anymore! there is so much my silence will speak, even when you choke me till my end,   I wonder your blindness, you don’t see me beyond my colour, my blood, under my skin, smells as radiant as yours,   I long to belong, accepted in my own skin! couldn’t we all … More I can’t breathe

A Hope for Justice

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

Fearing the Abuser indoor and the virus outdoor

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

Water! Water!

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!

Red

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