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I sit in silence in my little parkette oasis, existing in a momentary escape from the pulsating city that no longer embodies the space I once called home. Taking in the nature that envelops me, I desperately try to block out the sounds of the thriving urban life and centre my senses to focus on […]

Creative Writing Culture Literature


Our love is yellow. Yellow like the evening sun, like it’s amber rays that filter through our fingertips, that gleam off of camera lenses, and splatter the earth in a shimmering paint. Our love is yellow, Yellow like ripe peaches left in the summer heat, Like drops of butter and honey and marmalade on toast. […]

Culture Literature

Memory, History and the Allure of the Narrative: Introducing Annie Ernaux

The Royal Swedish Academy on 6 October conferred the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature upon the French writer Annie Ernaux, ‘for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory’. In the brief presentation that followed the announcement, Anders Olsson — Chairman of the Academy’s Nobel […]

Culture Edinburgh International Book Festival Literature

EIBF 2022: Abdulrazak Gurnah, ‘Migration, The Story of Our Times’

Though initially intrigued but nonetheless unfamiliar with Abdulrazak Gurnah and his work, I sat mesmerised by the Nobel Prize winner for the hour he had been allotted at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The man, with fifty years of writing behind him along with a career in academia, carried with him none of the pretensions […]


In Writing: Podcast Review

Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ How should you edit? How do you come by an agent? How do you deal with bruising feedback? All of these questions and more are answered in this popular podcast Coming across Hattie Crisell’s podcast is one of the greatest things to happen to me during lockdown. I want to share In Writing because […]

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With love from lockdown: how letter writing is this year’s wellness trend

With the silky finish of ink and speckled flecks of gold, the art of letter writing has made a comeback in a big way. Over the past few months reunions have been delayed, and friendships remain far away for many. But as the world becomes accustomed to a new “normal”, maintaining meaningful relationships has been […]


Salutary scribbling

I usually have a certain procedure while writing articles. It’s research, first draft, more research, edit draft, title and submit. This article however made me debunk this routine because writing is such a personal art to me. I kept track of the all of the writing that I do in a day, sans this article […]


False impressions of originality: an original take on being original

You probably hear people complaining a lot that there are no original ideas anymore. Nothing seems new. Hence why Hollywood is inundated with sequels and we still attend the same old music festivals using the same old promotional techniques. To come up with a tangible ‘thing’ that is really new may well be an impossibility. […]