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Pratish Mashankar

That guy who will stay quite for hours but will never shut when spoken to. Over a cup of coffee, our conversations would range from Game of Thrones to the Mahabharata. Spirit animal: Gina Linneti, the human form of the 100 emoji.

Ugadi or You-gudi?

As the cool breeze of winter is slowly changing into the warm summer loo, the grape and orange stalls are steadily replaced by the King of fruits. Markets lingering with the smells of Himayathi, Rasiyaal, Baiganapalli, Dashahari, Kesar and the… Continue Reading →

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From the Editors’ desk

We, humans, are a beautiful mess. We are an entanglement of nerves and veins flowing along the river of emotions, often confused between the words of the heart and the thoughts in the brain. The heart and the brain seldom… Continue Reading →

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What’s Inside?

Here is a glimpse of what this edition has in store for you, as we ponder over events representing various facets of our lives and the world we see, which make us what we are, by adding colours to our… Continue Reading →

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Ashes to indigo poison

Rudra looked deep into the eyes of the descendant of the great Bhrigu. He witnessed the sap of leaves gushing down the learned one’s severed finger, as vanity overpowered his senses. Rudra knew what to do. Lo and behold! God… Continue Reading →

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Lakshmi’s Lakshya

I, a poor man, wish to have money. I, a farmer, hope for a bountiful harvest. I, a herder, wish my cattle is always satisfied. I, an artist, wish my art never fades. I, a soldier, hope for the strength… Continue Reading →

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The King of Dance

I glanced at the deer, as he jumped from one place to another. Whenever he bent forward to drink water from the lake amidst the rainforest, he looked up after each sip, keeping an eye out for a possible predator… Continue Reading →

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kMITRA 4ever

It was the year of 2014, when ideas bloomed and were nurtured, our beloved fostrer child’s journey had just begun. Who knew, our little guy would grow so fast? You guessed it right, our masterpiece, ‘kMITRA’ turns FOUR this month!… Continue Reading →

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Narayan’s Nara

I live in a house bounded by four walls. Inside of whom, exist my ideas and expressions, and outside them, there are laws and rules different from what I follow inside. Precisely, within these walls lie culture: Sanskruti (my establishment)… Continue Reading →

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Brahma’s Bhram

I stand on the shore with you, dear reader, as a wave approaches us. We anticipate its arrival, while our feet are buried deep in the warmth of wet sand. We see the horizon as well, where the sun meets… Continue Reading →

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To The ‘You’niverse

I guess, the most unpredictable thing after Argentina-Croatia’s 0-3 match, is the month of June. First, the ACs shoot 20 degrees, and the very next moment, you end up begging for blankets. Well, how cute it is, that they call… Continue Reading →

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Period Grew A Leg

“I saw death; ‘no’ I said,  for my story wasn’t over yet” The line started with a capital, letters intervened to form words; words marched to form sentences, while ideas entangled with imagination. There came a time, when the parade… Continue Reading →

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Subhanallah, Justice Mashallah

Disclaimer: The following article deals with the practice of Triple Talaq within the context of the Indian Constitution and Shayara Bano’s movement to abolish it.  It has been written with great sensitivity on part of the author and no offence… Continue Reading →

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The Boy Who Defied Death

Decrypting the legend and iconography of MarkandeyaDISCLAIMER: The following article aims to comprehend the legend and iconography of Markandeya from the author’s point of view and does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual or group. The stories… Continue Reading →

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Our Tribute to the Tiranga

On 26th January 2018, India celebrated its 69th Republic Day. It was today when the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950, replacing the Government of India Act as the governing document of India. While people from Kashmir to… Continue Reading →

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Infinite’s hand on Infinity

Infinite’s hand on Infinity -The mystery behind Padmanabhaswamy’s hand on Shiva Within infinite myths lies the eternal truth Who sees it all Varuna has hundred eyes Indra a thousand You and I only two. ~Devdutta Pattanaik When we observe the… Continue Reading →

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