Poojaa Mukherjee

  • FASHION

    Pompom Mania

    “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda Well, most of do not have the privilege to be amidst mother nature’s beauty and bounty. We’re trapped in the mundane monotony of the concrete jungle with our eyes growing used to the drab surroundings. Holi, the festival of colors has reminded us that…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    Pre-Raphaelite Art

    What is Pre-Raphaelitism? Pre-Raphaelitism was a counter-cultural movement that aimed to reform Victorian art and writing. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais. They were a group of Victorian painters, poets, illustrators, and designers who revolted against the 18th-century academicism which still prevailed in the official…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    Then She Danced

    She sat in the corner of the room Awkward; hair tied up in a bun Head buried in a book Her face caught the sun Suddenly music blared from the speakers And then she danced. She let her hair loose Her face a myriad of expressions Her body swayed with élan Like poetry in motion She could be anything at…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    HEAVEN on EARTH

    Set  as  the  crown’s jewel  in  the map  of India Where the moon monopolizes The pale green domes of a mosque Where solemn winds blow through the mountains Nothing but the hissing sound is heard Where the lakes are filled with painful tears And the earth has soaked innocent blood Whereon the leaves instead of dews of rain Blood droplets…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    A Place called Here

    The world’s a black and white picture, Here every smile comes with a tear. Here good and bad, courage and fear All go hand in hand.  Here life melts into death, Here light gets shadowed by darkness, Here every heart cracks and heals- But the scar never fades. Here the sun rises and sets, Here everything begins and ends, But…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    BEYOND THE CLOSED DOORS…

    Beyond the closed door Lies the world I’m waiting for Across the black wall All my prayers that I’ve hoped and prayed for Will come true there….. Where everyone will live a pleasant life of Peace, harmony, love and joy, Where religion has no importance Where a friend welcomes a friend, Understanding the sweeter values of life. Where the candle of truth still burns; Burns…

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  • ART AND CULTURE

    “Music is my raison d’être”

    At the age of 19, Kolkata-based synthesizer player Swarnavo Majumdar has bagged the tag of being a professional. The journey began from being an amateur with big dreams that were achieved after a lot of hard work. Here’s a candid conversation I had with him: Q: When did you start playing the synthesizer? A: My father owns his studio and…

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