Book Review — Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire shows us the plight of a family embroiled in modern day politics and Islamophobia. Isma Pasha has been a second mother to her siblings after the demise of their parents. But her decision to move to America marks the beginning of the disintegration of their family. The twins, AneekaContinue reading “Book Review — Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie”

Manga Review — Battle Royale by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi

Battle Royale is a manga series that follows a bunch of Grade 9 students who are tricked into participating in The Program which compels them to kill each other in order to survive on the island they have been sent to. They are each given a bag with the necessities like a weapon, a map, water, foodContinue reading “Manga Review — Battle Royale by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi”

The Unpardonable Mistake.

Till today I wouldn’t have given a second thought to another’s misery at being mocked, at goofing up in front of more eyes than can count. In fact I openly laugh when someone slips, falls or jerks in fright. But imagine the plight of an individual who is expected to be flawless at all times and givenContinue reading “The Unpardonable Mistake.”

Digressing from Origins

Omnipotent, named he, who Meant to have begun it all. Now struck a chord of curiosity in disbelieving humans. Questioned for the sake of clarity, when it was His answers that blew apart despondence. In this one entity, the world held importance. In this one entity, the world saw tyranny. Energy, form and faces unlikeContinue reading “Digressing from Origins”


Rusty oars caked with Dust. Ripped sail billows in the Moonlight. Stranded, huh? The wayward wind, with Its lightening speed, took o’er The reins. Castaway. None would come for us. Where even the shadows, would Not dare reach. Forgone. And before we knew it, our link with the rest, was severed…. perhaps, forever.  Mia