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A Pandemic Deepavali Prayer 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute This article was written and photographed by Vaneesha Krishnasamy for MulaZine’s Deepavali Segment 2021.

MY DEEPAVALI DIED WITH MY FATHER BY THEYVAPAALAN S JAYARATNAM

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I WAS NAMED AFTER THIS VERY GOD ,
DEVA BALAMURUGAN = DEVA BALAN = THEYVAPAALAN
THIS STORY IS GORGEOUSLY HYPER COMPLEX AND I FEEL DRAVIDIANS TODAY NEED TO BE CONSOLED LIKE MURUGAN WAS FOR BEING PUT THROUGH MUCH GREATER DISTRAUGHT THAN HAVING MAGICAL FRUITS STOLEN FROM THEM” – Paalan.

Say their names.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A little less than a year ago, news of 35-year-old V. Mugilarasu’s death at the hands of police broke out on social media, launching its

Call me selfish but..

Reading Time: 4 minutes In recollecting his personal experience as a university freshman, writer Thaqif highlights the constant struggle of balancing a healthy social life and COVID restrictions and the impacts this has on mental health.

I loathe and took an oath

Reading Time: 2 minutes A poem, written by Afiqa Khalieda. When I was young, I had an ambition. To be anything but my parents. whom I loathe and took

RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Durrah Sharifah Ahmad Azlan

Reading Time: 3 minutes The writer ends the narrative with well-wishes for anyone who relates to the content written and attempts to comfort the readers, or rather, herself, that it’s okay to make life choices for the short-term pleasures rather than having to calculate everything just so it adds value to the future.