That Gut Feeling

Are women naturally intuitive or do men too stand a chance of honing these mysterious skills? Sumayyah Malik dives into the the realm of intuition and brings us some answers.   Most women are naturally intuitive. A woman’s intuitive competence has been celebrated from time immemorial. Women are known to have a distinct sense of…

Two Poems By Megan Merchant

  “ A Flower Between Two Streams” (Pocahontas) She is moving the salt bath into the shade. She is scraping the fatted flesh from the skin. She is dipping her hands into the float. She is braided, muted, peeling. She is Amonute, Matoaka, Rebecca. She is an old wives’ tale. She is a skein, a…

Tears Fall From The Sky

A poem by Carissa Richetti   His calloused hands felt like silk against my skin Shattering reason. I traced the constellations on his face The anger, a beautiful masterpiece. I was his tragic subject, That believed love was just a conscious choice To look at those stars and see what I wanted to. I ascended the…

Portrayal Of Women In Hindu Epics

Poornima Laxmeshwar takes a look at three iconic protagonists of Hindu Epics and unravels the spool of women identity the way it existed a long time ago. Indian Mythology is rife with women characters true to the values of the times in which they occurred and were recorded. Though some of the female characters display…

Two Poems By Joan McNerny

Waitress Sally thought everything was up to luck and she had zero. Her chances got swept away with yesterday’s trash. Every day working in this dumpy dinner slinging hash. There were the regulars who knew her name and left good tips. They had no place else to go. Her feet swelled up at the end…

Branded

by Neha Srivastava When I was seven, I found myself in dire need of a signature. After one too many arguments, Didi and I decided that any bets we made with each other needed to be laid down on paper. India Post inland letters, with their suitably official-looking seal, became the stationery of choice for…

Will You Still Love Me If…

  What if we accepted ourselves and others exactly the way we and they are right now? Acceptance isn’t about fatalism; it’s about genuine empathy and appreciation. When we practice unconditional love and acceptance, it doesn’t mean that we are resigned to our share in life or that things can’t or won’t change in a…

LOVE: An Urban Legend?

Gwyneth Paltrow called getting divorced as ‘conscious uncoupling’ but that was 2014, it is still ‘irreconcilable differences’ as far as Jolie-Pitt affair goes. So at the fag end of an emotionally draining year, of witnessing heartbreaks and having to deal with them, of sealing the fate of many marriages like an undertaker, I thought let…