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Issue #4 August 2017

Hi Everyone!

BLACK | Grey | WHITE is excited to release our Issue #4 August 2017!

For our August Issue, we’ve worked really hard to come up with better and more engaging content. BGW Minis inspired by Terrible Tiny Tales, Travel Piece, Reviews and a lot of amazing pictures as usual!

We have a lot of great stuff in this Issue and would be very grateful if you see the Issue! Be sure to check it out!

The amazing cover picture was shot by Sagarika Debnath!

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Issue #4 August 2017

 

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Issue #4 August 2017
Writer's Clan

We, the society

‘Society’,
Is it a person or a group of people?
Or is it just another illusion as God?
Though fear is related to so many things,
Religion, caste, tradition, supernatural and mystic;
Society is one word which tops it all.
Who forms it? Who rules it?
Who makes the laws to abide by in it?
No one knows.
But behind every flutter of a short skirt,
Or every person trying to live on his own terms,
Somebody whispers,
Like a gust of wind flowing by;
‘Society’ is watching.
‘Society’ is criticizing.
From the breaths of every transgender
To the kisses of every bisexual,
Everyone who is different from a man or woman,
Ignoring the ones who don’t deserve to be human;
‘Society’ is counting,
‘Society’ is abusing.
Be it the loose flesh of a heavy body,
Or the bones poking from a lean sculpture,
All who are tall or short,
All who is fair or dark;
‘Society’ is noticing,
‘Society’ is laughing.
The girl there, oh she has stopped going out with her own brother,
The man there, oh he now avoids helping even a single girl.
Why?
Because one look and somebody judged,
The girl was too young to have a boyfriend;
Because one helping approach and somebody felt,
The man was too sweet to not be a flirt.
Who is this ‘society’?
Tracking our each step,
Measuring every word we say,
Knocking us at every fault,
With an invisible comment
From an unwritten rule book.
Who is it?
You?
Me?
We?
If you ever stared hard at the homosexuals,
Or avoided talking to someone just by looking at them,
You are society.
If you ever thought low of someone because of his broken English,
Or of someone’s old-fashioned attire,
You are society.
You are society in every moment you feel something is not according to you,
Someone is not the way as expected by you.
Learn that you don’t decide who lives freely here,
This world is yours and so is theirs.
Stop being the society.
Stop others from being it.
And someday, everyone will be doing what they wish to.
There will be no suicides, no hatred,
No judgments, no comments,
No fear, no deliracy;
No anxiety,
No society.

Writer's Clan

Favourite Poetry

Your colour may be fading,
Or just seem to lose its lustre
As the golden rays have set towards west.
But don’t let your heart shiver.
Your beauty is not only by the yellow tint on your cover,
It’s the shine from within
Which stays bright throughout sun and moon.
It cannot be violated by the vile of night,
It cannot be burnt by the rays of morning.
And no matter how many people
Read you,
Appreciate you,
Distort you,
Tear you,
You’ll forever be my favourite poetry.

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Issue #3 July 2017

Hi!

The Issue #3 July 2017 is out now!

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Issue #3 July 2017

Issue #3 July 2017

Writer's Clan

YOU

I think it’s really brave of you. There’s valour in stepping out of your sheets when your flesh is numb, there is a charisma when you decide to get a warm shower and dress up when your bones are weary, when your stamina to fight is 0.1 but you still decide to give it a go.

It is a proud moment for the cosmos to witness yet another broken, exclusively and solely depressed soul trying to fix itself, little by little, piece by piece. I know it’s hard to put on some music and brew coffee for yourself when you aren’t fine, I know this day won’t be easy but I know you will survive.

Days will pass by slowly but surely and time won’t fly. Memories would not do any good, they will remind you of the good and bad, they’ll sting you from moment to moment, time to time. Talking it out won’t be simple and surely, there won’t be many people by your side but honey, remember, you need to put yourself first and you will survive.

You will fear those good memories fading out to traces in your mind but sometimes we need to let go off some things, things that cause more damage if you hold on to them. Make space for new ones and maybe then you’ll realise, somethings happen all over again, it will hurt all over again but honey, you need to survive.

Stay. Don’t go. Stay for the love of yourself, stay just for your own because you yourself are the only person you can talk it out to. You are the only one who will completely understand. You might be broken but not so unfixable. You know you can mend yourself, you know you can mould yourself. And remember, this is a part of life.

Keep moving and keep growing.
Contradiction. Dilemma. Love. Passion. Depression. It is a part of life.
So honey live for yourself, you know you can. Live for the fact that you are no mediocre sad love song… you are poetry, obligatory to be read at 3 a.m.

~Aishwarya Diwakar