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Beetle Magazine’s July Issue is now live. We bring to our readers trending and alternative voices that have been published or shortlisted for the current issue. You will find musings on identity, self-destruction and indulgence. Make sure to leave insightful comments and share your favourite picks. If you would like to send your submission for the next issue of Beetle, visit the Submissions page.

Platonically Romantic Or Simply Unequal?

Platonically Romantic Or Simply Unequal?

By Aakriti Parashar

I recently watched a Bollywood movie, which revolved around the idea of live-in relationships. Its kick-off was an extremist 

Recess

Recess

By Aditi Dwivedi

The chalk dust parted ways with the blackboard and mingled with the rays of sunlight that had lit up the classroom. 

The Summer of 2020

The Summer of 2020

By Neelima Chakraborty

'How's summer?'
You chuckle and ask,
Peeling off that organic mask

How to make a human body

How to make a human body

By Devdatt Thengdi

We have been enjoying a rather passionate time and correspondence together for quite some time.

Summer's Nostalgia

Summer's Nostalgia

By Anurima Mukherjee

Now I run, on sunny misty fields -
In desperate spirits, dreaming to be free,
Summer has come, the birds call out for love,
The days are turned into a joyous paradise.

Summer of Wounds

Summer of Wounds

By Gaurav Bhatnagar

It’s arrival was confirmed the day Papa used to ask us to prepare beds for the night on the terrace of our house in Delhi. 

Padma Kamal

Padma Kamal

By Pranati R

Her hair unfolded the way a waterfall gushes down the length of hills. The drops of sweat drips down her neck 

Basked

Basked

By Juhi Srivastava

I've looked at sunsets a little longer than others,
Taking time to perceive the changes in its colours.

The Summer of Two Sides

The Summer of Two Sides

By Lekshmi Krishnan

The Summer of Two Sides
Summer is a privilege.
Like surnames, lands and currency notes,
Forte of the fortunate few.

The marketplace of mellow orange

The marketplace of mellow orange

By Diya Kandhari

Amidst the temperamental discourse of dinner table conversation,
Urban vacation,
Unwashed dishes and disagreements

I Ask No Man Pardon: O Murdress!

I Ask No Man Pardon: O Murdress!

By Subi Kumari

“This world, you know, is concrete. And did I mention cold?” I said laying on the bed. My lower body was inside the black velvety quilt. 

A Summer Ride

A Summer Ride

By Ananya Utkarsh

On the seat next to me
is a little girl wearing a cotton frock 
dipped in rainbow dyes with no sleeves. 

Rhombus

Rhombus

By Ashtha Tiwari

The auto had the sound resembling that of an earthquake, and it was responded by my mother coming out from the gate to watch me

lassi

lassi

By Amrisha Sinha

curled fists fuse themselves
into the warmth 
of clipped grass,
tension easing into loose soil.

 

Indian courtesans

Indian courtesans

By Gayathri Mupparapu

Is a woman's role just being a wife and mother or do we have more to us? In my typical south Indian household

The women of my house

The women of my house

By Maria Uzma Ansari

Even though I hated the heat I had to face and the looks of distaste I would spawn from everyone because I was different

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

By Anahita Mehra


Mumbai — the city of dreams; out of those dreams how many were realised and how many broke every hour nobody cared to ask, nobody cared to tell.

Something More than "Just Friends"

Something More than "Just Friends"

By Preksha Jain

The question that has plagued so many adolescents in their already trying time of moratorium, is the age old question...

Summer

Summer

By Sneha Vyas

When you told me 
you had a surprise planned, 
I hoped it was Disneyland. 
Instead, you said it was 

Sunrise Lolly & Strawberry Heart Pops

Sunrise Lolly & Strawberry Heart Pops

By Carl Colaco

Ingredients:
3 am DM’s
Juice of a relationship
1 love, peeled and chopped

While in social isolation

While in social isolation

By Kavya Agarwal 

Fleet in these moments of idleness.

Do not drear your own company.

The Unusual Times Of Corona : Covid - One Nine, Nineteen

The Unusual Times Of Corona : Covid - One Nine, Nineteen

 

Covid - one nine, nineteen

as deadly as it is

The unusual times of Corona

The unusual times of Corona

By Ananya Dubey 
The 2.37am crisis happening around 2.37 pm
One moment you are here, 
A disease which's menacing

A disease which's menacing

By Aakriti Srivastava

A disease which's menacing-

Has swirled in this populous world.
Grounded

Grounded

By Bipasha Gayary

I see the news lately, 

Fear crept into our minds, 
The unusual times of Corona

The unusual times of Corona

By Mohit Pandey
Haven't this corona pandemic,
Brought us all together
Life in the Time of Corona

Life in the Time of Corona

By Naina Pachnanda

Stuck in the confines of my home,

Dreaming of Florence and Rome,

Everyone is swayed by the wave of terror

Everyone is swayed by the wave of terror

By Tanveen Kaur

Everyone is swayed by the wave of terror,
No antivirus is able to correct this error.

CORONA VIRUS

CORONA VIRUS

By Tanya Jain

Close your eyes, what do you see?
I see the world losing its niche!

सुख का मंज़र- कोरोना

सुख का मंज़र- कोरोना

By सुनीला नारंग

दुख के बाद सुख का मंज़र ज़रूर आएगा
वक़्त वो नहीं रहा तो वक़्त ये भी गुज़र जाएगा।