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If Only It Were Spring Everyday ǀ Relatable poems on love, pain and life

If only it were spring everyday If you’re yearning for love, respect and humanity, amidst all the chaos of the world, these poems will soothe your soul. You will find words that resonate with the hope of a warm spring sunshine, while the pen nib is dipped in the bloodied ink of the indignities towards humanity and the price paid for the indifferences towards them.   The stories that the author collects while working with women pours into a rhythm of expression, honouring the unheard voices. From the garlanding of the criminals of Bilkis Bano to the Manipur violence, and the destruction of our Mother Earth as she withers away, Mohua's poetry echoes the truth around us and reflects our collective anger and pain. If Only It Were Spring Everyday is a collection of poems that is like the rain falling into the belly of the parched earth. The love is celebrated, and the pain is felt like shards of glass piercing into one's heart. Mohua Chinappa, an accomplished author, columnist, and podcast host of The Mohua Show, shares powerful stories of displacement and gender struggles in her fearless content. Her book Nautanki Saala and Other Stories addresses cultural-economic shifts, and has been...

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Nautanki Saala Aur Anya Kahaniyan “नौटंकी साला और अन्य कहानियाँ” Book in Hindi

पूर्व कम्युनिकेशन व ब्रैंड कंसल्टेंट मोहुआ चिनप्पा की मुलाकात विभिन्न पृष्ठभूमि की अनगिनत महिलाओं से हुई है, जिसमें चाय की दुकान चलाने वाली खासी आदिवासी, उत्तर-पूर्व की पत्रकार जो बड़े शहर में फिट होने की कोशिश में है, से लेकर कॉलेज में पढ़ने वाली एक मासूम लड़की, जो एक आदमी को बुरी तरह से फटकारने के परिणाम का अंदाजा नहीं लगा पाई, तक सभी शामिल रही। इस पुस्तक में शामिल अधिकतर कहानियाँ, दो दशक अर्थात्, सन् 1980 के शुरुआती दौर से लेकर सन् 2000 की अवधि तक, वे जिन महिलाओं से मिली, उनकी कहानियों पर आधारित हैं। हालाँकि इन दशकों में लोगों का जीवन सांस्कृतिक- आर्थिक बदलाव का साक्षी बना था। साथ ही इस दौरान उन नारीवादियों की विचारधारा को भी मजबूत करने की कोशिश की गई, जो सहज तौर पर विश्वासी होने में संकोच कर रहे थे।

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Nautanki Saala And Other Stories

I had started thinking of her as a lunatic. Instead, I asked her to not worry about others’ opinion… She smiled at me and asked out of the blue, if my cat speaks to me? When I said no, she seemed angry. I felt sorry that I didn’t. I wished I had one, just for her sake. A former communications and brand consultant, Mohua Chinappa has met women from diverse backgrounds, from a tribal Khasi woman who ran a tea stall to a journalist from the Northeast trying to fit in the big city to an unassuming college girl who could not anticipate the ‘consequence’ of her brutish rebuke to a man. So, in Nautanki Saala and Other Stories, an average bar dancer gives an old fart, the finger he deserves, many protagonists believe they are not enough. As a result, the protagonists in this book do these and more: They deny their feelings They deny their desires They make poor decisions Most of the stories in the author’s debut book are based on the women and men she met in a span of two decades, from the early 80s to the 2000s. While the lives of the people are...

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