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The Monkey Dilemma is a space intended to calm my monkey mind that’s always jumping from one thought to another, one idea to the next. Those crazies need a home and this is it. The blog serves as an online personal journal, a self-curated magazine, a romantic escape, and mostly an ode to life with its various complexities. I write about books, quotes, poems, products, introspections, nonsense, and more. Hope you enjoy reading the pieces as much as I loved writing them.

— Kalpana Iyer

Here are the latest posts to get you started:

The Unseen, The Unheard

An anthem that exudes unity, Of being one, Brothers and sisters of the same soil. But the words are empty, As meaningless as a liar’s embrace. As hurtful as a kin’s animosity. As rancid as a forgotten fruit. The unseen, the unheard, Took over humanity, Over love, compassion, empathy, Burning them to dust. Any wonder … Continue reading The Unseen, The Unheard

Fading Friendships

Being an introvert, I often find it challenging to make friends easily. By the time I become comfortable with someone, I’m branded an arrogant snob. There is no win-win here. This was true as a youngster and even more so as an adult. The only difference is that new friendships are more challenging for grown-up … Continue reading Fading Friendships

An Ode to Comestic Surgery and Embracing Distorted Realities

It’s no secret that celebrities undergo cosmetic surgeries, which are far from discreet, despite what they would like to think. The changes are always noticeable; you know when they get a procedure done. Most of them look stunning as they already are, so it is often difficult to understand why they opt for such procedures. … Continue reading An Ode to Comestic Surgery and Embracing Distorted Realities

Bollywood Buzz: Netizens Speculated Alia Bhatt’s Pregnancy Before it Became Public

I am a big Bollywood fan – a fact I’ve never given away in my blog till now. I wonder why because I have always been a keen observer of Bollywood, indulging in my Filmfare, Stardust, and Cineblitz magazines since a very young age. As a kid, it was my guilty pleasure since most my … Continue reading Bollywood Buzz: Netizens Speculated Alia Bhatt’s Pregnancy Before it Became Public