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Bhunja ki Dukaan: An Important Parcel of Bihar’s Food Culture & Gender Politics

Bhunja Ki Dukaan

This piece was rejected by other publications and platforms that found it “interesting but not good enough to be published.” The author was told that it sounds like a “rant” and not a “proper write-up.” Bhunja ki Dukan literally translates into Dry-Roasted Snack Shops, i.e. small roadside shops that sell roasted dry snacks like peanuts, …

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Black Smoke

Black Smoke

This short story has been previously rejected by two platforms. It revolves around the Bombay plague epidemic of 1896. The tale intertwines the personal narratives of two queer women and a bubonic plague outbreak during colonial rule. When Miriam Caldwell was a child, she did not have a name. Ripped out of her mother’s womb …

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Before Daylight

Before daylight

This piece was rejected by Midnight Magazine, a literary magazine. I found myself helplesslyMaking out figures in the dark all aloneAs the wave of dusk comes rushing inDevouring the once vibrant hues into monotone darkness.The unlit space that once existed as a room for twoRemaining vacant for one alone is not enough.And in this silence,His …

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Caste at the Workplace: Why Corporates Need to Recognise Caste

Caste and the Workplace: The Need for Corporates to Recognize Caste

Editor’s Note: This research article on the need for corporates to recognise caste at the workplace was rejected by a leading Indian organisation because it was deemed ‘too sensitive’ for its core audience and key stakeholders. The article details how Indian corporations’ need to take a stance on caste issues in 2021, and focuses on …

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