• On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares how he feels torn between indoors and the rainy outdoors. It is a rare fear that keeps us from being ourselves.
    Love

    I stand by as it rains.

    I am made for the rain. The rain is made for me. Yet I stand by the door, shuffling my feet. A rare uncertainty keeping me on the edge. It rains as it always will. With a certain strength, with a certain grace. It rains with a set jaw and a steady gaze, not a care in the world. Why do I care so?

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares his experiences on reading Sheetal Sivaramakrishnan's poetry. Titled 'with me / otherwise', the book offers a look within.
    Books and Cinema,  Love

    On Poems by S

    With ease, she slips into a conversation of summer and the rain. Almost as if you have bumped into her on a long winding village road, sat beneath a tree and exchanged stories for a longer time. One can almost imagine how her words are leaping out of the paper, absurd yet making sense in the way they have been structured. Absurd, yet falling into place like a human does. Absurd, and utterly mad, utterly raw, reminding you of what you went through the last you had sex.

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    Bitter is Beautiful

    Stepping out of an indulgent, rushing river is easier said than done. Though you crave for the shore, the madness pulls you right back in. It engulfs you. It drowns you. It is everywhere, your new reality. You are not made for the rushing river, you never were, it was only a necessary indulgence. Yet, you long for the wetness.

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares the inner turmoil experienced while crossing a flowing river, and how potent espressos can be addictive.
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    Impatience Served in Shots

    The pull of an espresso is potent, and I keep going back to it. It makes me lose my sleep, it makes me cranky, it makes me feel light headed after having a quick doppio yet - I keep going back to it, bowing to the pull, giving in - unable to steer clear - investing deeply with every single sip. Yet an espresso is what an espresso does - it gives you a caffeine high and brings you crashing down - which makes you go for a followup shot and another - making one increasingly impatient for the bliss that never comes.

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje attempts to explain the necessity of indulging in the promiscuous river, if only to get to the other side. Sex cleanses you.
    Love

    The Necessary Indulgence

    You attempt to swim through the raging river and stumble a bit. It threatens to take you away with it and you lose your footing a few times. You take a dip, feel it the way it has been described, attempt to tame and fail miserably. The river knows no land. You seek land. But you belong to the river. How dare you dream of something the river does not understand? It attempts to overwhelm and a weaker man may falter

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares how beginning a new relationship is akin to the journey of a sail boat. He also expresses gratitude towards his past.
    Love

    The Celebratory Hangover

    We trace the lines of our thoughts while pausing in the middle of the rush. There is no patient Sunday afternoon that waits for this exercise. It is often an extra hour on a Monday night that has been squeezed through, which allows us to truly document our existence. This is no broadcast of political correctness, but a form of personal expression. The way we move about in society - conversing and interacting. Similarly, we write and bring forth what our mind stirs. It makes us what we are, for the future to read.