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Muskan Sethi
Illusions and more.
Illusions and more.
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empty postcards and emptier crosswords
06/01/2019 (i) I’ve been trying to write a letter to you since the past three months and there’s never been so much music and so much silence in the same seconds.  (ii) I breathe you through my music and you live through my heartbeat. kissing you feels like...

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Notes to 2019
//notes to 2019 (i) do not get killed.  (ii) too much Chocolate makes you sick.  (iii) do not go around telling everyone that you’re an RSS supporter.  Someone might actually believe you. (iv) stop making u-turns on third gear. (v) you do not have to honk a...
Notes to 2019
Notes to 2019
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Notes to 2018
I grew up a
lot this year, in a lot of ways. I got my passport renewed, I learnt how to
spell Kerala, and I started singing again, this time for myself. I stopped
putting my life in a box, or at least trying to. I saw death, up and close. And
I mourned, eve...
Notes to 2018
Notes to 2018
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day1: running away.
day1: running away.  there’s something beautiful about certainty, knowing where
your next few steps will take you, knowing your way home and not messing up the
directions every time you see a turn, knowing that the sunset will lead you
back home, and that t...
day1: running away.
day1: running away.
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table for four
breakfast table looks a lot like three different types of newspaper publications, and a lot of plates. six chairs gathered around a marble table, that’s always too cold to touch. four chairs filled with seven plates, almost as if we try to diagnose our empt...
table for four
table for four
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untangling the pleats
6:53am:  I’m on my way to school,  wearing the same grey plaid skirt  that I’ve worn since the past 7 years,  I untangle the pleats, one by one, my heart tangles a little.  7:43am:  I sit in the assembly we’re discussing laws today,  right to life,  right t...
untangling the pleats
untangling the pleats
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Voice Notes to a Stranger
voice notes to a stranger  (i) hey,  I’m sorry about the fight last night,  I spent the entire night awake thinking  of 27 different ways to apologise,  each one was more sorry than the last,  but I don’t know if any of them was sorry enough.  Please call m...

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till the next heartbeat
If I were to call you a shape,  you’d be half of a rhombus,  the incompleteness of infinity,  the emptiness of a circle, and the other half of a square,  staring down the barrel, of a fully loaded cannon, in a field you have completely to yourself.  I refus...
till the next heartbeat
till the next heartbeat
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eleven puffs of a cigarette
the sixty something year old uncle takes exactly eleven puffs of his cigarette as he sits and inhales the sunset at IHC. His shadow rests a little taller than him, a book resting on his lap, its pages tainted yellow over time and the corners ruffled up. the...

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sketching a full heart
monotony does not lie in watching the same sunset everyday. it’s watching the same sunset everyday and not thinking of it any differently.  noor is 17. she spends a lot of her days dreaming of curtains that aren’t brown and tea that isn’t without sugar. she...
sketching a full heart
sketching a full heart
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