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I Owe An Apology To The Girl With Red Hair
I Owe An Apology To The Girl With Red Hair

Rubi didi was an immoral girl who had “gotten out of hand”. That is how I knew her. I sat with my friends and judged her as we made her into this cautionary tale that that none of us wanted to turn into.

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The Weirdness Within: A Poem On Marriage And Gender Roles
The Weirdness Within: A Poem On Marriage And Gender Roles

'My in-laws are too great,' she said, 'They — "allow" me to wear jeans even though I am wed....' Another one said her husband was too good, 'He sometimes even cooks his own food!'

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My Failures Have Equally Contributed To Shape My Life
My Failures Have Equal Contributed To Shape My Life

What if I had not failed? Would I have been so humble and courteous to people around me had I not tasted failure?

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The Time I Told Her: How To Speak About Touchy Topics Like Body Odour
The Time I Told Her: How To Speak About Touchy Topics Like Body Odour

Nobody likes to be told they smell of body odour, would they? I then thought that if I reeked of sweat, I would wish to know.  How do I tell her, though? I supposed the best way would be to say it directly but politely.

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Tuloni Biya: A Girl Has Her First Period And The Whole Village Looks After Her
Tuloni Biya: A Girl Has Her First Period And The Whole Village Looks After Her

Tuloni Biya is a ritual wedding which is performed a few days after a girl has had her first period. Often frowned upon and misunderstood outside the state of Assam, Tuloni Biya, is a celebration of fertility, growing up and womanhood.

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Thanks To the Internet, I Build A Successful Career As A Writer
Thanks To the Internet, I Build A Successful Career As A Writer

The internet gifted me the joy of writing! I wrote fearlessly, and continued creating one poem at a time — finally I published not one, but two books!

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