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Bird set Free

By Mitcheal Pereira, BBA, Batch of 2025, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. The weight of her body sank into the soft bed, her head lay on the pillow, begging for sleep. Time seemed to slip through her fingers. Her eyes focused on the warm yellow of her ceiling, her ears an unwillingContinue reading “Bird set Free”

Who Am I?

By Vrinda Tiwari, BBA, Batch of 2024, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Who are you? HE ASKS Who am I? I’m a bit hard to describe, really hard, I’ve got this little thing, nothing like a big thing, well it’s umm biggeshh, but it’s not huge, well, it’s not tiny either, it’s,Continue reading “Who Am I?”

Poetry

बरसात की आवाज़ मुझे याद नहीं

By Bhargavi G. Iyer कई बादल गुज़र चुके हैं । नदियां, झरने, सब रुके हैं । मिट्टी में दरारें पड़ने लगी हैं, जग में सारे जग सूखे हैं ।

SOMETHING HIDDEN

By Amruta Gijare Is there something to hide? Facades are breathtakingly majestic, while they cover the structure within. Is there something to hide? Tears are happy and smiles are grim.

मेरे जूतों की पुकार

By Bhargavi G. Iyer माना कि जब जुहू की मिट्टी से भर जाते, मैंने उन्हें खूब धोया-पीटा है। लोकल ट्रैन की भीड़ में घुसते-घुसाते, भागते-चढ़ते, प्लैटफॉर्म पे घसीटा है।

Invisible Quotes

By Bhargavi G. Iyer The lethargy of facile techniques, Like the ease of helicopters to escalade peaks; With a click and a tap and a job well done, Scorned sanctions eclipse mendacious streaks.

Raiding the Waves

By Bhargavi G. Iyer I see a copper coloured glow, As salty, moistened warm winds blow, And the southern sun shines from the west, As waves forget the horizon’s tempest.

Sunlight Filtered by the Cloud

By Bhargavi G. Iyer As though full of invisible dirt, Or poison, to fitter substance, convert, The purest of all alone allowed, In sunlight, filtered by the cloud.

Not All Men

By Khushi Saboo You say “not all men”, But why do ALL women remain oppressed? You think we try to usurp your power, But it’s really just an effort to overcome the deep-rooted patriarchy.

To This World of Humanity

By Muskan Bansal Humanity is dead You may often hear Our sacred mother earth Is now full of hatred and fear!

My Charming Lady

By Paulami Naik My charming lady, you inspire me to write. How I love the way you hide, seize and prey, Invading my mind all day and throughout the night, Always dreaming, hoping, I’ll be the next one you betray.

SOC ‘EYE’ TY

By Vrinda Tiwari You like the curves of her body You like the tone of her skin, You’re obsessed with fair colour For you, brown would never win.

FROM YOUR EYE TO YOU

By Aria Sheth When you let me gaze at the beautiful sky When you allow me to spot that little girl begging on the streets The way you let me admire your body in the mirror The times you let me stare into the darkness of the night.

THE ANONYMOUS COLLATERAL

By Aria Sheth I often ponder over The existence of another me In a parallel universe, A world I cannot see

Selcouth

By Aria Sheth The tiny, shimmering leaves, When the wind blows, Flutter like marvellous butterflies, With their brilliant orange and green glow.

वतन-ए-हिन्द

By Vrinda Tiwari इस वतन-ए-हिन्द में मची तबाही की कहानी है ये शाही इख़्तियारत की खिदमत कर रहे ए हिंदुस्तान के हामील इन हुकुमकारों की बेईमानी की कहानी है ये हिन्दू मुस्लिम सिख ईसाई मज़हब के नाम पर हुए बटवारे से डर मत ऐ दोस्त

IKSHAYEIN

By Vrinda Tiwari दरिंदों की कैद से छूटा वो जिस्म पर वो रूह की चीखें आज भी आबाद हैं वीरान है ये दिल फ़िलहाल पर अपने वजूद पर आज भी सवाल बेशुमार हैँ

भीड़ में अकेला

By Sakshi Sri तू बीज था उस पेड़ का, जिसे ना खोया जा सकता था, ना बोया जा सकता था। पर बो दिया उसने, बो दिया उसने… आखिर अश्क था तू उसका

Photography

Album Reviews

Melodrama by Lorde

Reviewed by Anuraag Asiwal, BA, Batch of 2023, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Melodrama by Lorde, or what the author of this review affectionately likes to refer to as the True Winner of the Album of the Year for the year 2018, is the closest an artist can come to sonic poetry. New ZealandContinue reading “Melodrama by Lorde”

K-12 by Melanie Martinez

Reviewed by Kinjal Bhardwaj, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Melanie Martinez, an indie, creative, storytelling artist released her second album ‘K-12’ in 2019. From her half-dyed hair, to unique style choices, to creating songs in a story format through creative words and visuals; it was assumed that she would haveContinue reading “K-12 by Melanie Martinez”

Evermore by Taylor Swift

Reviewed by Amruta Gijare, BA A, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Taylor Swift, the ultimate enchantress, released Evermore, a chamber rock, folk-pop (We already melt here) album, that opened straight atop “Billboard 200”, crowning the already queen, Taylor, as the only woman in America with 8 consecutive #1 debuts.

Sawayama by Rina Sawayama

Reviewed by Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Elton John’s favourite album of 2020, Sawayama stands to be a beautiful melting pot of varied genres. The futuristic stance of Rina in the Album Cover juxtaposed with the warm sepia-like tone of the picture, reminiscent of the early 2000s, isContinue reading “Sawayama by Rina Sawayama”

Be by BTS

Reviewed by Nikita Kaushik, BA B, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law You can’t help but root for BTS and their sincerity and compassion towards the world. The global domination of BTS has shown remarkable consistency; even in the year ofchaos, BTS is a spark of pure joy amidst the mess. BE,Continue reading “Be by BTS”

Kecak From Bali

Reviewed by Shushrut Devadiga, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Hidden amongst the binaries of codes that constitute music on Spotify, hides a gem of ancient traditions endemic to the tourist hotspot of Bali. This performance, which sounds foreign to the ears and yet so pleasing, retells a myth as old asContinue reading “Kecak From Bali”

Fine Line by Harry Styles

Reviewed by Khushi Saboo, BBA D, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Harry Styles winning the Best Pop Solo Performance Award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards has come as no surprise for all the “Watermelon Sugar” fans. Fine Line is the kind of album that makes you think of fruit saladsContinue reading “Fine Line by Harry Styles”

Movie Reviews

Just Mercy

Reviewed by Rakesh Nambiar (Ph.D.), Assist. Prof. (English), Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Bryan, a Harvard law intern is sent to meet a death row convict informing him of a postponement. The convict lives another day and bonds with the intern. Right at this moment, the convict is shockingly handled by a whiteContinue reading “Just Mercy”

The Sopranos

Reviewed by Vidyut Iyer, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law It’s been 14 years since HBO’s iconic series ‘The Sopranos’ came to an end. The Sopranos is indubitably the paradigm-shifting tv show that irrevocably changed the structure of television shows for the better. Created by David Chase, The Sopranos expatiates on the life of NewContinue reading “The Sopranos”

A Silent Voice

Reviewed by Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law With the main running theme of the plot being redemption, A Silent Voice follows the life of Shoya Ishida whose plotline begins with his intention to commit suicide. However, changing his decision at the end moment, Shoya reminisces of his elementaryContinue reading “A Silent Voice”

This Is Us

Reviewed by Virali Joisher, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai In a country like India where family is considered to be the most important social institution and love for families is put on a pedestal, I can’t help but snarl at the irony that most of the television shows produced inContinue reading “This Is Us”

Schitt’$ Creek

Reviewed by Arya Shahir, BBA D, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Schitt’s Creek is a series that portrays the rapid shift of a family from a lavish lifestyle in Upper Manhattan to that of just another townsperson. It humorously depicts the journey from the family’s initial rejection of their newfoundContinue reading “Schitt’$ Creek”

Promising Young Woman

Reviewed by Anuraag Asiwal, BA, Batch of 2023, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai The opening scene of Promising Young Woman may be a very clever flip on the well-established cliché of seeing scantily-clad women dancing sensually to thumping techno music. But writer-director, Emerald Fennell, cleverly subverts this, by showing middle-aged men gyrating toContinue reading “Promising Young Woman”

The Social Network

Reviewed by Akanksha Mishra, BBA F, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Rarely one comes across such a fine movie that deserves all the hype surrounding it. David Fincher, a creative genius, blessed us with one of his finest works ever – The Social Network. Ten years later this movie stillContinue reading “The Social Network”

Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont

Reviewed by Kshitij Kasi, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Racial Prejudice; the unspoken form of racism that plagues us today, can be demeaning and difficult in more ways than one. French Director Julien Rambaldi’s movie ‘The African Doctor’ can be deemed to be a testimony as it managesContinue reading “Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont”

Book Reviews

Embers of Thought

Reviewed by Rishiraj Pargaonkar, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai The absconding beauty of a post-literature novel, the beguiling world of dystopia; Fahrenheit 451 portrays the world of authority and control. It was a pleasure to burn. The opening lines portray the anguish the writer feels from the extinctionContinue reading “Embers of Thought”

Legal Eagles: Stories of The Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan

Reviewed by Aria Sheth, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law ‘Legal Eagles’ by Indu Bhan is a seven-chapter book discussing the lives of seven of the most outstanding Indian lawyers, namely Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Arvind Datar, Aryama Sundaram, Prashant Bhushan, and Rohinton Nariman. This book examines eachContinue reading “Legal Eagles: Stories of The Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan”

Art

Timeline

Mission Abort

An Overview of the Reproductive Rights of Women Across the Globe Over the centuries, women have always been seen as inferior beings in most cultures around the world. They were largely confined to their homes and barely had any substantial rights. After several movements and protests during the last few decades, the overall situation ofContinue reading “Mission Abort”

WOMEN CANDIDATES AND ELECTIONS

THE LATENT ELEMENT OF INDIAN ELECTIONS: WOMEN Someone’s privilege may be another person’s hard-earned right. After more than 7 decades of independence, India remains colonised by a ghost of gender inequality which continues to haunt the credibility of Indian electoral politics, by constantly questioning its inclusivity. Although we proudly acclaim the adoption of Universal FranchiseContinue reading “WOMEN CANDIDATES AND ELECTIONS”

THE LOCUST ATTACK

The year 2020 was a ride into the most frightening haunted house of all times. As the year started with the outburst of the Coronavirus pandemic with places shut down due to the country wide lockdown and the economy dropping steadily. The agriculture sector being the major source of income for the country had alsoContinue reading “THE LOCUST ATTACK”

GameStop

Investments in the stock markets are subject to a myriad of market risks that arise out of the uncertainty of how the players in the market would react. Investors in the stock market can be classified into two categories: Retail Investors and Institutional Investors. Retail Investors are individuals who trade equities in a personal capacity,Continue reading “GameStop”

Mind the Gap

The coronavirus pandemic sneaked up and unmasked and exacerbated the asymmetry present in our education system. The pandemic hit hard each and every life in the country in various ways. The effect of pandemic on various institutions, organizations, sectors, and administration bears both long-term and short-term implications. The one major hit in this pandemic wasContinue reading “Mind the Gap”

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst

Another gigantic misfortune struck Uttarakhand on February 7, 2021 when an ice sheet burst occurred in Chamoli locale of the state. An enormous piece of Nanda Devi glacial mass severed on a cold winter morning of February and fell into a stream, setting off a torrential “Glacial lake outburst flood” (GLOF) in Dhauli Ganga, RishiContinue reading “Uttarakhand Glacier Burst”

AUSTRALIA WILDFIRE

“When you are good at despising little things, you are likely to throw away the tiny match stick that has the potential of putting the entire forest on fire! Little things do carry heavy potentials!” -Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Reversing Time

The Inception of Shutter Street

By Devansh Dev, Runner-Up We see Dom Cobb, a character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, like a thief in ‘Inception’ having a rare ability to tap into people’s subconscious through their dreams and familiarize themselves with their secrets. The story beautifully portrays how this boon transits to his bane, and he loses everything he loves evenContinue reading “The Inception of Shutter Street”

GONE GIRL

Ishita Joshi, Runner-Up She was pregnant? I cannot believe this. I remember her telling me that she thought it was time, but I never really saw a kid somehow magically mend our marriage. Just days after my mother’s demise, this is the last thing I would’ve on my mind. For most of the time, itContinue reading “GONE GIRL”

THE WHITE ROOM

Siddharth Chhadwa, Winner The room felt cold inside, even without any windows it was a weird temperature that went inside. Maybe it was because all the room was white, the walls, the ceiling, and even the marble on the floor. Tara was weeping as she sat there with a scarred face after Ved brought herContinue reading “THE WHITE ROOM”

Conspiracy Theories

Sanjay Gandhi’s death and its possible relation to Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari

Aria Sheth, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi was the son of Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India from 1966-77 and 1980-84). Ever since his childhood, he was groomed for a political role by Indira Gandhi; presumably to succeed his mother’s term. During the 1970s, Sanjay Gandhi gainedContinue reading “Sanjay Gandhi’s death and its possible relation to Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari”

Is the Earth really flat?

Khushi Saboo, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai A variety of ancient civilizations assumed that the World was flat because they simply knew no better. But today, despite decades of evidence to prove the contrary, some people still claim that the World is flat. We know more about the curvatureContinue reading “Is the Earth really flat?”

The Black Dahlia

Nikita Kaushik, BA, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai On January 15, 1947, the remains of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, commonly known as “The Black Dahlia,” was discovered by Betty Bersinger on a morning stroll on the block of 3800 Nortan Avenue, LA. The body was cut in half and was soContinue reading “The Black Dahlia”

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