Category: VOX POPULI

Street View

A photo essay by Roohul Amin Munqaad The Aged Shoe Shiner  I asked him how much he made by stitching and shining shoes. He responded in quite a low tone, “I do not know how much I earn a day but whatever it is, it is well sufficient for a family of ten. I never…
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The Living Root Bridge: Intimacy between Nature and Human

Every time I pack my bag and camera to Meghalaya, my mom asks the same question,” Why do you want to click photographs of the same place again and again.”  And I repeat the same answer, “Maa, the intimacy between nature and people is so alive in that place.”  Nearly all the time, Kerbolang keeps me company. He is not just taxi driver but…
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The Flipside

The grassland along with the road make a perfect spot for Horses in Fall. Menchuka, the remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh had been isolated from the rest of the world prior to the construction of the modern road which connects the town with Along, headquarter of West Siang district. During the 1962 Indo-China war, this town was…
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Is it Okay to Not Have an Opinion?

By Sanshita Vij Open your social media account and see your friends’ stories. They are probably posting their take on a controversial topic which is trending right now. Notice how some may be taking one stance, and others the exact opposite. And weirdly enough, both sides make some sense. But still, there is a pressure…
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The Need to ‘Own’

By Sanshita Vij The newest clothes, the latest phones, the most ‘in’ products, people today have this insatiable need to own the newest and the best of things. Somewhere or the other, we all find ourselves buying books we do not get to reading, buying clothes that never get the opportunity to wear even twice,…
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Throwback Tuesday: Five Movies about Love and Hope That Were Better Than Kabir Singh

2019 came out with a million movies. There were tear-jerkers like ‘The Sky is Pink’, patriotic pieces like Uri and Kesari, and then others like Housefull 4, which made all of us question Hindi Cinema today. Then, there was Kabir Singh that took the internet by a storm, some supporting the chauvinistic approach the film…
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‘Axone’ : फ़िल्म समीक्षा और विश्लेषण

’Axone’ निकोलस खरकोंगर के निर्देशन मे बनी एक कॉमेडी-ड्रामा मूवी है। जो इस साल जून में नेटफ्लिक्स पर रिलीज हुई है। ये कहानी दिल्ली में रह रहे पूर्वोत्तर के युवाओं के इर्द-गिर्द घूमती है। उन्हें अपनी रोज मर्रा की ज़िंदगी के हर कदम में किस तरह रेसिज्म के कारण विभेद का सामना करना पड़ता है…
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WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT OPINIONS

By Gauri Sinha This year has been an experience in its own self, unlike any year the present inhabitants of this earth have lived through barring your general population of vampires, wizards, and witches! A year so difficult it has unearthed many problems boiling over in our society such as the concern over human rights…
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A Day at Sunder Nursery

~ Prashansa Singh In the month of March, as an estival nod, the shy summer weather had made an invitation for everyone to step out of their thresholds. My friends and I, one day, bored with our monotonous lives, decided to go to Sundar Nursery on the coming weekend. How do I possibly describe this mesmerising…
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Unity in Adversity

By Chaitali Verma On 22nd March, at exactly 5:00 pm, India came alive. The elderly, the little children, the rich, the poor, all came out with bells, conch shells, plates etc., and began nationwide applauding for the brave healthcare workers who have been fearlessly and tirelessly working test and aid patients of the Coronavirus, fighting…
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