Think. Believe. Rethink.

Posts by Naima Kalra Gupta

Live Postcards

I remember as we lay under the bare night sky, a scene from a pitiful romance novel, with the fireflies buzzing around us like dancing stars. The meandering river blared past us; its sound fading with our habituation. Not even our chattering teeth, the rocks digging into our spines and our fear of the legendary […]

Are we women yet?

To the friendships that consumed us, to the memories tucked away in our hearts, and to the women we’ll become because of each other… Sad is the day, lost are my thoughts, moist are my eyes and broken is my heart, as I sit here alone. I see six young girls walking together, they’re giggling […]

Is ignorance bliss?

A few days ago I was sitting in my political science class when the teacher asked a student where the Parliament was located in India? To my surprise she had absolutely no idea. I was shocked that a sixteen year old doesn’t know where the Parliament of her country meets. This cannot be classified as […]

The Stench of Desperation

For the past one year I have been trying to come to terms with new things that surround me. Like history, the course of my beliefs, my values and my “ideology” has changed on multiple occasions. I see my thoughts maturing, developing as I pocket new experiences and see more of the world. By world […]

Who Cries When Terror Strikes?

On 13the November 2015, 128 people were killed in a gunfire in Paris. On 12th November 5015, 43 people died in a suicide bombing in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. On 13th November 2015, 19 people were killed in bombing at a funeral in Baghdad.   The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibly or […]

Parallel Lives and Cultures

Sometime ago I read this piece of work by a Russian girl, Serafima Fedorova. I was really inspired by her writing and I realised what it really means to be a good writer. I really wanted to share her work with you because I know that her candour and expression really touched me. She has […]

To Those Who Dream…

Hello! If you have ever read my blog, you know what it is about. I started this blog six months ago. It was mostly an outlet to express my own ideas and thoughts. I was the only one who wrote for the blog ‘A Penny for a Thought’. Recently I have bought my own domain […]

Book Review: Jane Erye

Set and written in the 1850’s Jane Erye, is probably the most popular Brontë sister novel and for good reason. Often I have heard people complain about how classics are slow paced. While Austen has a charm unique to her alone, Pride and Prejudice does feel slurred at a few places.  Jane Eyre on the […]

Into That Good Night…

I.  I’m almost done with the questions. There are ten. I’m ready to submit my application. This is it, my shot at math camp. This is my opportunity to spend 4 weeks doing intense math. Or maybe it’s my opportunity to label myself an accomplished woman. Another little notch on my belt. Not that I […]

Tipping Scales

Tipping Scales

Old age traditions have an authority; they linger over us, and become a part of a rhythmic cycle, which is why they’re traditions. We are all at the end of the day creatures of habit; we like to dwell in what we know and what we’ve done but I guess more than that we grow […]

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