TWI Writerly: Les Petites Revolutions

A descriptive essay on how Bangladesh looked and felt in 2018. An essay on how small acts of rebellion are the cornerstone of a revolution. An essay for the future. Nafis Shahriar There is a particular event I remember from 2018, an event that has been etched into my memory in the guise of a…

Digital Art as a Form of Revolt

By Tanya Singh Digital art has become a modern tool of activist expression. Although many experts compare social media activism to ‘slacktivism’ (slacker + activism), artists are rocking the digital world with creative yet powerful art to generate awareness and to question and challenge several societal norms in their own unique ways. Twenty-eight-year-old Payal Sharma…

Rain to a Teenager

By Anindita Satpathi Is the image of a solitary rain watcher, aloof and inexorably drawn to the rhythm of the falling drops, a universal one? The gazer’s absorption in the rain makes it seem as if they are harbouring a secret, one that makes them oblivious to the spray on their fingers resting on the…

The Woman Ink: Conversation with Bhaswati Ghosh

Bhaswati Ghosh talks to Pooja Garg, Founder – The Woman Inc. as her new book, Victory Colony 1950, comes out from Yoda Press. She also shares an excerpt from the book. The Woman Ink series brings conversations with women authors. Amala’s thoughts went back to her plan. The fact that it would be after work…

TWI Writerly: On Her Own Terms

By Aashna Moorjani Mom wakes up every day at six. Though my brother and I protest, she insists on making our breakfasts and lunches. Our attempts to give her a break are half hearted, anyway. Bowls of cereal and peanut butter sandwiches somehow taste better when she prepares them. While my brother and I are…

TWI Writerly: Didu’s Achaar

I fill my suitcase with food preparations that remind me of my childhood, tastes familiar to my tongue and reviving memories of long-lost days. But now, this is even more heightened because of the current situation.” By Susmita Bhattacharya Summer. The word summer means one thing to me. Okay, two. One is of course mangoes….

TWI Writerly : Turning 50- Looking Back – And Ahead

“Now, I’m approaching 50 and it seems like this might be the time for a check-in.” By Anusha Shrivastava Fifty. That’s the figure which struck me upon reading a birthday card in elementary school: “On every birthday morning, count your age by friends, not years.” That’s the number which seemed attainable. At the time, I…

Simplicity is radical and empowering

As Sejal Shah’s collection of essays This Is One Way to Dance comes out, a collaborative conversation between Gayatri Sethi, Sejal Shah, and Namrata Poddar. A few months ago, I was browsing my Facebook feed when not one, but two South Asian writer friends posted thoughtful praise about This Is One Way to Dance by…