POOKU

“Semi liquid motion first and then two days of gas and constipation. What should I do?”

Yeh Koi Message Hota Hai Dene Ke Liye Office Main? – Asked my mumma never. My mum and doctor are used to me sending them messages about my gastroenterology. I’m far from embarrassed to describe the color, shape and state of my ‘whatsapp Hershey’s Kisses icon’ anymore. Until I was admitted in the hospital a week ago looking at an X-ray of my body clogged up with colon. I thought to myself, ‘Dayum I’m so full of shit.’

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Pooja Devariya
NEW GIRL IN THE CITY

The smell of pigeons.
Listening to the irregular rhythms of motor vehicles and breathing the toxins of machines.
Blinded by the sights of cloned buildings,
here I am in Mumbai city.

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Pooja Devariya
ANEYONGHASEYO KOREA.

Its 7am, showered, ready and smelling of my new set of Korean bath works. As I walk up the hill towards the theatre, I see logs of wood and a blunt axe resting on a bed of wood dust. Of course I was miserably unsuccessful at my first attempt but it was not before too long that I found myself chopping wood, cutting grass, cooking for the cast (okay, that wasn’t me), setting the stage, loading the garbage truck, clearing the eco toilets and settling into a lifestyle very different from my own.

Theatre, is their lifestyle.

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Pooja Devariya