Her Happy Family

It’s a fact that we crave what we don’t have, but we care naught for what we have in hand. Like the young ones impatient to run out of the gates of her daughter’s High School, who wanted nothing more than to give up the confines of the school and their homes and burst out…

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An Update on The SC Verdict on Triple Talaq

The news of the year for India, is out. The Supreme Court has declared the practice of Triple Talaq Unconstitutional! I had expressed hope before, through this article, that the verdict may ban the practice altogether. Well, at least half of it came true. The contents of the exact order are still not available to the…

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SC Verdict on Triple Talaq: Thoughts

India is on the verge of a defining moment in its Legal history today. The Supreme Court announces it’s verdict on whether the practice of Triple Talaq, the practice where Muslim women may be divorced by their husbands by just uttering the word ‘Talaq’ thrice in a row, is constitutionally valid or not. There’s been…

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Burying the Childhood

It was a particularly bright day for a funeral. The sun was shining down in all its golden glory. The air was thick with pollen from spring flowers. The small town was mostly at the Paanja jheel, boating, enjoying family picnics. Lovers were canoodling amongst the bushes. Everyone was out celebrating the onset of spring and the…

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Heart Shaped Box: Abusive Relationships

This place, The walls, Pitch dark, Cold light. In vain I wail, Flail. My screams With the murky Silence collide. Your walls I’ve smeared With broken nails, Bloody scrawls, Tears, By the pail, Hurt of an age, Oozing wounds, Regret laced Entrails. Tombstones Litter here, A Graveyard this. Broken memories, Broken promises. Wrecked faith, Trampled…

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When Two Became One

It started with two… Two lives we were, When our paths converged, We merged, Into one. One ceremony, A few testimonies, Gave us disparate two, One name, One home, One bond. Thus we two became, Man & Woman. ———— Fast forward, A few years, Still one, But so unlike. Distinct tastes, Divergent beliefs, Different likes,…

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