Dust

A poem I wrote sometime two years back about the human nature’s destructive ideological certainty. Initially I was frustrated by such a tendency on the Right, but recently I’ve started noticing it on the Left too where it grew dangerously in the last few years.

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Slam Poetry, SJW-ism and Rant Poems

Before I begin, let me ask you this: Is it really THAT hard (particularly for ideologues) to write a poem without making a political statement?

Good lord, it’s getting harder and harder to find poems on Youtube that are NOT Far-Left / Neo-Progressive or Far-Right Religious tripe. Not that I mind listening to them (some of them are pretty good), but they’re so riddled with… bullshit.

On top of THAT, it’s almost as if most poets are worried their art will have no meaning if they don’t shoehorn Social Justice messages into it. I mean, we all love SJW-ism once in a while, but does is nobody write something that makes you overcome with WONDER anymore? Does nobody tell a story anymore?

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DSK International Campus — UI / Website Redesign

On my brief contract with DSKIC, among many other things I was asked to redesign their website. One of the core points in the brief was to keep it traditionally familiar (along similar lines as the Rubika website), and yet upgrade the looks as well as the interface to fit in with modern times. After the upgrade, I eventually handed the administration of the site back to the school.

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Left Wing, Right Wing, and the Third Option

Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be an expert in politics, but I’ve been doing my fair share of study and this is what I’ve observed. If you disagree with me on anything, feel free to critique my views.

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Logo & Illustrations for Pune Poetry Slam, 2014

The “Pune Poetry Slam” movement officially began at November of 2013, when a group of school students — inspired by western poets like Phil Kaye, Sarah Kay and Anis Mojgani — decided to start their own small slam sessions in the city. Ever since then, the Spoken Word culture of Pune exploded city-wide, inviting poets of many origins and professions, from different parts of the country.

I decided to illustrate some of these most regular and amazing poets of the year ’14 as a means to celebrate their art.

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Imagine A Stick — On Arts and Psychology, and a Minuscule Bit of Politics

Talking about Art and Psychology, but might also contain a bit of insight on Politics.

They say imagination encircles the world. That’s a good view, but it’s also way too utopic. Truth is, even though imagination may not necessarily be “finite”, it is still susceptible to human limitations. These limitations vary from person to person, and affects many instances of our lives (and even our beliefs).

How do you find out the limits of your own imagination?

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An Empathetic Note On “Men Not Being Able To Express Their Feelings”

I understand that this has more to do with individual traits maturity rather than gender (which is why I’ll never be an MRA), but for some reason identity politics like Feminism seem to misconstrue the phenomenon of “men not being able to express their feelings”, tying them up with Patriarchy. How they do it, what they think it means, I won’t get into the details of it because you already know the narrative.
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An Open Letter To The Feminists Who Still Defend Liberal Principles

Ever since the Fourth Wave has begun, I’ve noticed a trend recently, especially in Social Media: Most individuals only seem to “befriend” each other, not because they have something in common or want to get along in a socially healthy way, but because everyone seems to be wanting to “connect” with potential political allies, and ditching them entirely when they don’t seem to be (such as being “seemingly racist” when criticizing the situation with Islam / Saudi Arabia, when they’re in fact not racists).

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Do Anti-Feminists Understand Feminism?

Some thoughts on Anti-Feminism.

Everytime someone begins to critique — or even outright unfairly slams — Feminism, one of the most common responses is the old scripted and regurgitated line, “You don’t understand Feminism”. This is ironic, considering Feminism at large doesn’t really understand why anyone would be opposed to the ideology either (they often assume it’s because “Male Supremacists don’t wanna give away power” or “want the right to rape”, which is nonsensical because… who the heck in their right minds would want the RIGHT to RAPE?)

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