January (contd)

(Part 2) Prelude To A Riot by Annie Zaidi Annie Zaid’s Prelude to a Riot was my favourite read this month. Set in an unknown village in South India, Zaidi narrates the beginning of the end, creating a terse atmosphere with a series of soliloquies, poetry, letters and newspaper articles. Prelude to a Riot describes… Continue reading January (contd)

January

(Part 1) With the opening of a new year, I’d hastily scrawled a list of resolutions for 2021, into a journal that I’d promised myself I’d continue to write in (I did no such thing). I was determined to keep them vague, doable, to be kinder to myself and not commit to something as brittle… Continue reading January

On Market-friendly Feminism

In the past five years, in my own life, a lot has changed – rapidly. From being a seventeen year old girl who believed that politics would never really interfere in my life, to being twenty two, and realising that my very existence is political, as is everyone’s, I’ve staggered through many opinions of the… Continue reading On Market-friendly Feminism

On Beginnings

While I’ve always loved writing, throughout my life, I’ve confined myself to more or less one literary form; if it wasn’t dramatic short stories about witches in the 1800s (I was eleven), then it was metaphor-charged poetry about the female body and its rage. When I started my MA in Creative Writing, I very quickly… Continue reading On Beginnings