Resonating with human fragility in Neil Hilborn’s Our Numbered Days

Conversational and contemporary, Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn explores the reality of living with mental illness. The inexplicable trauma of losing loved ones foreshadows his words. Steeped in lingering vulnerability and strengthened resilience, the poems make you feel, “that someone is feeling that exact thing. This is not to say you aren’t special. This is to say thank god you aren’t special.” (Here and Away) They yield an empathetic understanding and unspoken reflection on complex sentimentality. Continue reading Resonating with human fragility in Neil Hilborn’s Our Numbered Days

The secrets behind top 5 of my favorite paintings of all-time

Art has a distinctive way of communicating a story. And sometimes, it is the artist’s own life being portrayed on canvas. It may be a fallacy to perceive art as a biographical piece each time yet when the artist confesses to garnishing the work with personal secrets, acknowledge it. Frida Kahlo herself remarks, “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Let’s learn about how there lies a shadow of the self and surroundings in the following art. Continue reading The secrets behind top 5 of my favorite paintings of all-time

Fiction for all: Book Recommendations for your Zodiac Sign

Happy 2021 I wish this year you are able to achieve most of your meaningful resolutions. If one of those is reading, I’ve got your first (or second?) read for this year sorted for you. Matching your traits with a book that you are most likely to enjoy, this piece gives you reason to pick up the reading habit you left behind. Here’s hoping a productive year for you with lots of reading and reaching for your goals! Continue reading Fiction for all: Book Recommendations for your Zodiac Sign

“Unlike any Christmas before”: Small vintage shop owners speak about the lockdown

Before the lockdown, my visit to the decorated Distillery District led me to a glimmering antique shop, Biltmore Domicile. Read on to know more about the impact of lockdown on this collector’s heaven, enhanced with creativity and shared love for art. Continue reading “Unlike any Christmas before”: Small vintage shop owners speak about the lockdown

5 Fashion Inspirations from Emily in Paris

I recently binge-watched Emily in Paris and fell in love with Paris all over again. Add fashion to the picture and it becomes a divine combination to savor. While the show has received mixed reviews, I’d say it was a fun fiction to enjoy. In terms of looks, again, there were some hits and huge misses. Yet there were memorable fashion highlights. Read on to use five fashion advices from the show. Continue reading 5 Fashion Inspirations from Emily in Paris

A Room of Poetry – Akhil Katyal on caste, love and Kashmir

Akhil Katyal is a writer, academic, gay activist and translator. His poetry books include How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross, Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems and Night Charge Extra. In his work, he romances the city of Delhi, addresses the political complexity in Kashmir and critiques the social and cultural hierarchies in India. His poetry undoubtedly merges personal, political and poetical. Continue reading A Room of Poetry – Akhil Katyal on caste, love and Kashmir