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About Bhumika's Boudoir

I love to laugh, and end up being a part of high drama and stormy emotion even when I don't pursue it. Being creative, and communicating with people get me going. I enjoy all the good things in life especially those that are slightly risque, and apologise little, if ever, for all that I do. Literature is a passion and so is music.

Isolation

You didn’t do enough.But, I did. I clapped my hands, I clanged vessels, I even blew a conch.And what did you do after that?We, defeated it, didn’t we? We were allowed to celebrate.It wasn’t about defeating. You didn’t defeat it.Ok. … Continue reading

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Control

The desire to pick up the phone and text is so intense, it feels like you would grow a rash or an additional finger. You think maybe you should send a sweet but naughty picture. You even stoop to passive-aggressive … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen on International Women’s Day

They all look the same to me – hair, breasts, that cunt. They reason things out, almost like men do, sometimes surpassing men. Astounding. They lack ambition because of their hormones. As if they are the only ones to have … Continue reading

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After-party

The empty Kingfisher bottle fell into the lake with an unenthusiastic plop. Ramesh tried to focus on the ripples. It hurt his eyes and he felt his head swirl. His stomach heaved. He gave in to the nausea and puked … Continue reading

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End.

So this is how it ends. Not the violence of peeled skin Nor the shards of glass and fiber No recriminations nor any relief. No, it ends in silence. A silence that’s cold, furious, stinging, And quiet as death’s breath. … Continue reading

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La vie en Violet: neuvième partie

My new psychiatrist explains, the first time I meet him, that anxiety and depression are brothers. I smile relieved that at least one of the brothers hasn’t visited. I smile also because I feel it’s propitious that I am with … Continue reading

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Social Awareness Post: The Great Bangalore Chase to Nab an Uber Thief and Recover an iPhone

Ever lost anything expensive in an #Uber? You realise this most convenient of apps actually promotes thievery in the guise of some fake privacy policy. Saturday, October 12, 2019, was a good day. I was back at work after a … Continue reading

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