The Medley

is a twice-a-year literary journal run by the students of Hansraj College, University of Delhi. It is a repository of stories, poems and essays sent to us from around the world since 2018.


when I ask for a plain cotton washcloth you give me blue large leather curtains instead, sunflowers for breakfast on the broken balcony of a motel at the edge of an abandoned city. we are tourists here never to stay yet we find each other stealing visiting cards and gum at the reception. you will bring a lover who is not me and I you, here again. we are not gypsies looking for a home. we are the paint chipped away on milestones. we are to go back. for you have become the road, but I, the city.

Purnima Singh

Purnima is a final year student at The Department of Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Delhi. She loves Dorothy Parker, Bo Burnham, and coffee- necessarily in that order. She also finds referring to herself in the third person extremely weird, after all, only Tia Ahuja from Remix can pull it off.