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Shot in Black & White

Shot in Black & White

By Shot in Black & White

it was a Sunday like no other

the sun was a little sharper

This is Home, I cannot stay

This is Home, I cannot stay

By Maria Ansari

I carry a memory of the sacred land

in my heart, regardless. 

The Golden Sunset

The Golden Sunset

By Ramyani Sen

My favourite shade, my dearest colour.
My personal brand of a happy sunset.

Petrichor

Petrichor

By Aaheri Bose

Of the drizzle drop's reflection. 
The rainbow people roamed about...
Blue and Bells

Blue and Bells

By Aparupa Chattopadhyay

The next bell, I do not hear,
That sadly becomes the last...

Russet Eyes

Russet Eyes

By Swasti Jain

Brown eyes are natural mascara,
Coffee from the people that make them

THE MESSIAH

THE MESSIAH

By ROOPAL JAIN

there’s a reason to my obsession

when red and yellow abandoned me in a land...

SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM

By Mayank Pratap

Strokes of white unfold my childhood,
Naive, abused yet super clean.
In Manali, November Someday

In Manali, November Someday

By Sarodiya Ghosh

But that would've been dramatic
And now, time has neither of us covered.
The White Uniform

The White Uniform

By Anjaly Menon P V

Consoled ma with confidence
Oh! my white uniform you were

The Purple Curtained Window

The Purple Curtained Window

By Debangana Das

my feet showing, my body wrapped in purple,
a remorsefully sad attempt to hide...
A Dayout With Shades

A Dayout With Shades

By Ayush Arya

we clicked multiple photographs
felt enormously nice vibes...

WHERE IS MY WHITE?

WHERE IS MY WHITE?

By Shravani

I dream of sinking my
feet in glorious, golden sands...

The Mysterious Red Stain

The Mysterious Red Stain

By Geanice Gee

She went into my uncle’s bathroom

To see where the red stain came from....

Blue

Blue

By Rhea Gangavkar

One day I turned too sharply,
and plunged into the electric blue waters....
In that moment

In that moment

By Harsha Agrawal 

Your hands ran along my hair and then my bare hands like they were memorizing parts of me...

To Breathe or Not to Breathe

To Breathe or Not to Breathe

By Kesavan Nampoothiry

"Don't let go", she heard from another 
"Hold onto life", she heard from one more 
Into The Wide Blue Yonder Sea

Into The Wide Blue Yonder Sea

By Anushia Ningthoujam

The memories etched into my mind,
huddle up like a thunderstorm, yet to crack.

मूल

मूल

By Neeraj Manral

दम भरे जब मेरा हाकिम जग में
मैं आब का जामा पहन के आऊं।
A choice

A choice

By Karnika Chauhan

Try, because not many do 

And then try to live with it 

उस रोज

उस रोज

 शिव कुमार कुशवाहा 

क्या होता अगर झूठ, सच से जीता होता?
अंधेरा उजाले को खा गया होता?
Split Ends

Split Ends

By Roulie Singh 

I stand opposite to the road that splits into two,
Like a shaft of hair breaking through.

G drive - Office protocol

G drive - Office protocol

By Emaan

Sagging jowls and empty eyes

Fine wrinkles and little white lies.

Call me Linda

Call me Linda

By Kavya Venkateshwaran

They will never understand that I'm one of them,
And so I wonder if I should just skip school.
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

By Amartya

I became a body without identity, among infinite others.
A pulp, slowly pulled by turbulence, and nothingness.
How did you do it ?

How did you do it ?

By Rupanshi

But they say it cures itself after a while

Yet leaves your body weak, and your immunity fragile.

Choices

Choices

By Tishya Agrawal
DRUNK

DRUNK

By Barsha Priyadarshini

With trembling legs and a shaking body.
The moment next I heard a sudden crash
THE TOUGH CHOICE

THE TOUGH CHOICE

By Rajan V Kokkuri

Dad’s eyes called me, he reached to me caught my hand,

He has things to tell, but words were missing.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee or tea?

By Meghna Muthukumar 

But it has to be strong,
with one but flat spoon of sugar