Articles by: Bijaya Biswal

The General Neurosis of our Times

The General Neurosis of our Times

“About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.” -Carl Jung I thought I knew what depression looked like.  It looked like locked rooms and phone calls which were never answered back. An incapacity to socialize,[Read More…]

by August 18, 2020 Life/Philosophy
India’s Illegitimate Daughter

India’s Illegitimate Daughter

“Because of the ascendancy of lawlessness, Krishna, The family women are corrupted; When women are corrupted, O Krishna, The intermixture of caste is born. Intermixture brings to hell The family destroyers and the family, too; The ancestors of these indeed fall, Deprived of offerings of rice and water. By these wrongs of the family destroyers, Producing intermixture of caste, Caste[Read More…]

by July 21, 2020 Annihilate Caste
The Unbecoming of Indian Women

The Unbecoming of Indian Women

“In rape cases it’s strange to me when people say, Well why didn’t you fight him? If you woke up to a robber in your home, saw him taking your stuff, people wouldn’t ask, Well why didn’t you fight him? Why didn’t you tell him no? He’s already violating an unspoken rule, why would he suddenly decide to adhere to[Read More…]

by July 8, 2020 Patriarchy
 Death of a Salesman named Nasir

 Death of a Salesman named Nasir

“I’ve been thinking about the patience Of ordinary things, how clothes Wait respectfully in closets And soap dries quietly in the dish, And towels drink the wet From the skin of the back. And the lovely repetition of stairs. And what is more generous than a window?” – Pat Schneider We take ordinary things and ordinary days for granted. Like[Read More…]

by June 10, 2020 Arts/Literature
On mobs, monkeys and migrants

On mobs, monkeys and migrants

A review of Prateek Vats’ film “Eeb Allay Ooo” which revolves around the life of a migrant worker recruited as a contractual monkey repeller in Delhi. In his paper titled The Beautiful Expanding Future of Poverty, Ashis Nandy elaborated on the difference between absolute and relative poverty. While relative poverty is when one is receiving an income that is below[Read More…]

by June 4, 2020 Arts/Literature