Self-Belief

BY MEGHNA PATTAVI She mopped the room as she knelt on the floor. Her dark brown skin shone with the sweat that soaked her. Her feet were cracked and I wondered if they hurt.  Bali. She was my house help now for a long time. My support system.  "Didi, your tea cup is looking at … Continue reading Self-Belief

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A triumph of his Manhood

She cried. She had cried all night. And the night before. And the night before that. This had been going for almost a week now. Each night worse than the one before it. Of course everyone had said it would get better with time, everything does. But this wasn’t getting better in any way. The … Continue reading A triumph of his Manhood

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Yuvraj Seth

You might notice, The shape of her hips, But never the words, Which are unuttered out of her lips, She might be in need, In need of help, Her life might be miserable, And might have been made like hell, Tortured ,abused and Forced to sex, What you love is not the inside heart, But … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Yuvraj Seth

Thorns and Petals

The air was filled with cries demanding justice. The crowds were swelling on the icy cold winter night. The entire city had forgotten to sleep. The media was on a warpath, whereas a group of students quietly marched with candles. I looked at them and wondered if the dripping wax was burning their fingers. Maybe … Continue reading Thorns and Petals