Radhika Bilolikar

Not your average bibliophile. With me, what you see is often what you get.

Dear Hal

This article contains spoilers for the book ‘The Death of Mrs Westaway’. It was almost time for dinner. When she stepped out, the sky was getting dark. This was not surprising since it was the middle of a cold, dark… Continue Reading →

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Cleopatra, the Seventh of Her Name

Some remember Cleopatra as the queen who was insanely smart and immensely powerful. Others remember her as the ruler who brought down the entire Egyptian dynasty to its knees. “She is a temptress who has Antony under her spell. He… Continue Reading →

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Celebrating half of the world’s population

Every year, we celebrate the 8th of March as the International Women’s Day. It is a day when women from all walks of life can get together. They celebrate their achievements and remember the sacrifices made by their ancestors on… Continue Reading →

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Forty lives lost in the blink of an eye; the Pulwama attack had a devastating effect on the lives of these brave soldiers and their families. On 14th February, the martyrs bid farewell to their families, not knowing they would… Continue Reading →

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The shutdown is over. Or, is it?

A whole government in turmoil. The longest shutdown in the history of the United States has had far-reaching implications. December 22nd, 2018 was the day the US government shutdown began. What caused it was the fact that the White House… Continue Reading →

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Told you so

She couldn’t believe her eyes. She tried to look away, but it was like watching a train wreck. Terrifying and horrific, yet so mesmerizing. She’d known this was going to happen, but that didn’t make this any less heartbreaking. Soldiers… Continue Reading →

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Going into kMITRA

It’s just another bustling day at kMITRA. There’s pandemonium all around as we set to work on delivering a fun, informative magazine to the readers. We try to outdo the best work we’ve done so far. And in doing so,… Continue Reading →

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It’s Your Choice

‘To be or not to be: that is the question’- Put forth so eloquently by William Shakespeare, this statement almost always works in other contexts also. All of us are aware of the term ‘Psychopath’ due to its use in… Continue Reading →

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Animals Have Feelings Too!

It was the year 2016, a mother had just given birth to eight beautiful children and her joy knew no bounds! Within a fortnight, she watched as her babies were flung across the road and how their little heads shattered… Continue Reading →

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Not Alone

Tick tock. Tick tock. The clock struck seven. But she wouldn’t know. Her eyes remained shut. This was unfortunate because she had a test in twenty minutes. That’s when her alarm started ringing. Frustrated, she flung the cursed thing across… Continue Reading →

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Something Dark, Something Verónica!

Scary movies have a way of getting us to violently shut down our laptops, switch on the lights and cling to the safety of our blankets.  To be honest, no matter how scared we get, we keep subjecting ourselves to… Continue Reading →

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Politicisation of Awards – In or Out?

The Grammys and The Oscars are dazzling, prestigious events which are celebrated annually to commemorate creative and technical professionals in the music and film industries from all over the world. People from all walks of life tune in to the… Continue Reading →

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 An Account of Sin

Our world is quite convoluted. On one side, you feel hopeful when you observe the way people react when crises arise. People do wonders when faced with difficulties. Accidents seem to touch the very core of our beings. I suppose… Continue Reading →

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Not in my name!

Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of India. The Indian Constitution’s preamble was amended to state that India is a secular state. In theory, every citizen of India has a right to practice… Continue Reading →

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