Author: Prerona Maity

Know the fiasco of song “Bol Na Aunty Aau kya”

Let’s talk about the latest internet sensation Omprakash Mishra – the ‘legend rap star’. For people who have been away from the Internet solely because of the fear of their mother’s flying chappal, here’s what happened – this guy uploaded a video of him rapping on YouTube with controversial and catchy lyrics like “bol na aunty aau kya, ghanti main bajau kya”. Point to be noted is that he is a very chivalrous guy, opposed to what people are saying that the song is sexist, he actually goes out of his way and asks the aunty if he can...

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How to unblock the Writer’s Block ?

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say” – I still do not know whether it’s a rhetorical question or it’s merely there to baffle the mind of us. Hi there, I was suffering from the writer’s block and today I am going to write about that and I know if you have been a writer or ever aspired to be one, you suffered the same predicament too. It’s a horror that every literary mind dreads, a drought without a drop of...

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Questionnaire of a Mid-Western Girl

Hey there! How does it feel without the black veil? Prevailing over your sights and rights? How does it feel to see things 50 miles ahead of you because you don’t have a hijab blocking your eyes? How does it feel to talk out loud, to force your eyelids go up and not always down. How does it feel to be not married off with a doll in your hand, not laughing with your peers all day in sand? How does it feel to wear the shiny bright yet devil’s contraption, to always remember, the nail polish? Does it...

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The Flinch: Sex Worker’s Rights

The beginning of the title was a cushion for the ending of it. Sex workers, those who are the non-human, non-touchable, piece of meats people use for their carnal desires- or at least what people think. We sometimes refuse basic human rights to the sex workers without having an empathic point of view of their situation. Some people are cursed with illegal trafficking, and thrown in this abysmal darkness forever. And some have chosen to meet the ends of the day because Darwin himself said if you don’t thrive for your existence you’ll be soon forgotten and left as...

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When depression knocks you over : Fight back

“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” When you’re suffering from depression you’ll sometimes start to stop feeling things and sometimes all those repressed feelings will cluster like a lump in your lungs and you will desperately want to” Cease upon the midnight with no pain”. Staring at things for seconds, then minutes, then hours. Soon you’ll lose your appetite and stop blinking your...

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