If, like me, you have not finished watching the Netflix Original “13 Reasons Why” because you found the themes too confronting, the main character rather self-centred and most of the scenes overly dramatic, I will spare you thirteen precious hours of your life and tell you how the series ends: Clay Jensen realises that he could have prevented Hannah Baker’s suicide if he had only been brave enough to admit his feelings for her.
What a ridiculous notion, would you not agree?
And yet, on second thoughts, the author may have a point. Continue reading “This Is What “13 Reasons Why” Really Teaches Us”
For my nineteenth birthday about a month ago, I was lucky enough to be gifted two copies of Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey”. (Note to self: you may have hinted to too many people about that gift.)
When I accidentally came across Rupi’s work on Instagram, my attitude towards poetry changed completely. Suddenly , I realised that poetry did not necessarily have to be something written several centuries ago in a language that cannot be understood by a mere mortal like me; poetry could be simple and relevant, and it is precisely this that makes it so beautiful.
I read through the book in about an hour (while taking a short study break to eat some lunch), and by the end of the day, I already had an idea for a short poem. And then another. And then another. Continue reading “Poetry attempts inspired by Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey””