A moment, an hour Spent fulfilling dreams Few months, a lifetime Of limbo-clad, deserted beliefs Huffling and puffing Through the ever-growing bucket list What’s that beacon shining far away? Another given up tryst? Promises unkept Empty hallways & roads beckon Stay back, stay up Don’t let this be another forgotten song It’s easy to think, […]Read More Of Love & War..!
Such a weird creation, this. You know? Inexplicable. Ignorant. Irrationally rational. Unfathomably vile. Ridiculously passionate. Undeniably marvelous. Inciting wars. Keeps fighting. Everyday, all the time. Time, tide, fate, fortune, destiny, emotions, friends, foes, own self. Nobody spared. Maniacally enticing. Enchantingly luring you towards roads and motives best experienced from a mile away. Savagely questioning every […]Read More The Monster..!
I am a small town girl – a quiet, little place tucked by the side of a tiny river (that’s slowly turning into a dry stream). Every Sunday, we have a weekly market with traders coming in from places tinier than ours, to find the best price for their own exotic skill sets. By the […]Read More The Sunday Morning Incense Stick Seller..!
Saturday night. Tea marathon. Fifth re-read of the First in the series. An eleven year old orphan who lived. A half-giant friend. A wonderful Headmaster with twinkling eyes. Two amazing friends. The Mirror of Erised. I show not your face but your heart’s desire. Erised. Not surprising at all, this entity, which kept showing up […]Read More Saturday Nights & The Mirror of Erised..!
Eyes are the portals to a human’s soul, they say. Roam around on a busy street some fine evening and you see so many of them. Staring. Gazing towards nothingness. Inquiring. Searching. For people. For things. For souls? Like minded. Different veined. To go down on a sweet respite trip with. To settle scores with. […]Read More Of Stranger People and Familiar Eyes..!
We live on a lonely planet. Period. Nah, this ain’t one of those late night, insomniac, incoherent headed, caffeine induced conclusions. Neither is this an overdose of Charles Bukowski. This is the sole thing you realize after a quick solo trip. Actually, lonely doesn’t do justice to what it is. Its somewhere between a struggle […]Read More Of Solo Trippin’ & Soul Searching..!
The aftermath that comes next to a hangover. You. See, the alcoholic forgot you while he was drunk, when his brain couldn’t process what was happening. When he was weak, so vulnerable. Your thought didn’t cross his mind. But you came back when it was all gone. Or maybe, you are interspersed so deep in […]Read More The Forbidden Sixth Shot..!
Where does beauty lie? One photograph. The Optimist, hopes for the scene on the right to transform into something equal to or better than that on the left; The Pessimist, gives up on the situation thinking “dust thou art, unto dust returnest” (literally and figuratively), and knows not that the raw, barren obstacle is actually […]Read More Beauty..!
Unquenchable thirst – jeopardizing fulfillment; Sun kissed during the day, Moon doted by the night. And the Sea – foaming and frothing over her with undying excitement – trying to woo her away, to some far away land. Somewhere he can have her just for himself. The Sea tries harder every time. But the Shore, […]Read More Unrequited..!
The distant smile – strange, out of the way; Amidst this dense population of natural entities, does it seem unnatural? Or just one of those many overwhelming gestures by a known or unknown person – by the traffic signal, in the metro, or in a coffee shop of a faraway land- creepy enough to make […]Read More The Outliers..!