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.

We slipped into each other's hearts

When in September sunshine The yellowing leaves mounded over our memories Under the beautifully painted tree It made a noisy rustling Humming sweet talks When the world was still a magnificent dream . . . Under the blanket shade of date palms Rosy sunshine rained on us back and forth The seeds fell in harmony The world was not yet awake At the lustrous dawn We slipped into each other's hearts . . . I close my teary eyes leading to a vaulted tree That world was a debilitating dream The yellowed leaves and fallen seeds laid bare As someone crushed the two ants parting way The tear trickled down my cheek . . .

Surbhi Dadhich

Going back and forth with the twists and turns of life, Surbhi can be seen taking refuge in the stories of the people and attempting to shift perspective through their lens. On days, she would just be a lone wolf in the corner playing with the lyrics of Taylor Swift's songs. On other days, she hangs around with immense excitement and daredevilry at its fullest.