Do not go gentle into that good night

I poured another glass of whiskey for myself and sat on the chair to continue with my work. I had been busy the whole day shuffling between my activities. The weather was sultry and my skin was moist and salty.…

Lost travellers

We met in a chaotic junction. Two lost travellers, found each other to converse while we were waiting to decide our destination. Soon we started walking without being mindful of our destination. We concentrated on the path, enjoyed the scenery, the talks,…

Who is the one humiliated?

I am writing this post to publicly document my long-standing angst against Vikatan*. For all the progressive writings and the liberal face that Vikatan puts on; it is highly questionable if they are really progressive and liberal. Vikatan is also…

Aside

Kayal is a complete disrespect to all those who lost their lives and people who lost their loved ones in the 2004 Tsunami. The movie is neither a tribute to the victims nor is set in the backdrop of Tsunami. The movie is hastily made that it seems the Boxing day Tsunami happens on the 25th! (although the date is mentioned when the movie starts).

The climax has potential triggers and if you are someone who witnessed the tragedy I suggest you to stay away from the movie.

That is not the answer

I heard them argue again. Their voices travelled through the closed doors, walls and, the ceilings and reached my room in the first floor. I started palpitating, my usual reaction during such incidents. I was twenty one and I don’t…

Gay men, patriarchy and marriage

The Bangalore techie case, where the man hid his sexuality and married a woman, has started a heated discussion within the queer community. The fact that the man was caught having sex with other men has further made these arguments…

More to thirty two – Violet skirt

This post is a continuation of my previous post, Violet skirt. This is an alternate prologue to the fiction. I rushed home with excitement. I haven’t done this in a long time and I had almost forgot how it feels.…

Violet skirt

Five My sister handed me her violet coloured silk skirt and a black scarf. I wore the skirt and draped the scarf across my chest. I picked up the half a foot clay Golu doll from the cricket set. I…

The gender scale

I asked “Are you a man or a woman?” “On a scale of one to ten, where one being man and ten being woman, and if you decide a person’s gender based on their likes and roles, I score a…