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.

Working Class Houses

There’s never too much space to live in a house you can’t call your own. A kitchen window you can’t open is much better than none at all. You put out a fire, then go to sleep, you have to go to work tomorrow. If the bulb in the bathroom flickers- let it, turn the tap on and put your head under it. Don’t cover with paint the wall which is stained, wash with ink. Leave the mirror behind the door so it breaks. Leave a few pages torn off from your father’s diary. Leave the verandah light on. Leave new clothes and old shoes. Leave something behind, even if it’s for a short time, It is yours, was- Leave.

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.