Kintsugi Recommendations: Dark Comedies That Might Interest You If You Liked BoJack Horseman

By Upasana Dandona, UG’22 Only Murders in the Building Only Murders in the Building revolves around the lives of three strangers who have two things in common; they live in the same building and are obsessed with true-crime podcasts. A murder in their building brings the three of them together. The three start their own […]

Kintsugi Recommendations: Dark Comedies That Might Interest You If You Liked BoJack Horseman

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“bad breakups are like bad haircuts,” i said to my sister. “we look at them as permanent damage and consider them to be irreversible, but they get better with time.”
my sister understood my words much better than i myself did. perhaps, that’s why she didn’t cling on to the person she dated for two years and got engaged to a much better person (unlike me, who, even after four months of a breakup hasn’t forgotten a four week long relationship).

flight back home

i have reinvented myself
eversince
i last took
a flight back home.

my phone doesn’t have
the same notifications when
i check it for the last time
at the airport
(there are no messages
from a lover
and too many messages
from potential lovers)

my half-read PG Wodehouse
mocks
my unread Elif Shafak
(which just like last time
remains in my checked baggage)

my parents
(unlike last time)
aren’t waiting for me
to tell them that
i have ‘boarded’ or ‘landed’
for they know
that Delhi will treat me well.