On and on I scrolled through the dismal news feed on my phoneOnly to grant negativity build an edifice of dissidence.Like over-boiled milk it spilled from the cooker of a news appTo the table top of my mindAnd began to find its way into the narrow dark corners of the room. I caught the lingering … Continue reading Wall of Flowers
"Knock, knock" "Who's it?" "Memories from your past. I see that you have some time for yourself today. So I decided to drop by." "That's so nice of you. Please come on in. Make yourself at home." You do this and before you know you are on a roller coaster ride. What follows is a … Continue reading Memories
When you travel close to 3 hours everyday for five days a week, a bus becomes more than just a 'mode of transport'. It becomes a cradle for stories. A new story unfolds every day. Some of the characters of these stories are constant. These are people who wait and catch that one particular reliable … Continue reading Unscripted
The incessant pitter-patter of the rain brings along with it an avalanche of memories. Although, I never truly understood the obsession about rain, I am caught pondering over it, yet again. The entire process of arrival of rain in itself is dramatic. The transition from bright and sunny to dull and gloomy is quick. White … Continue reading Cotton to Turbid
"We missed walking-down-the-isle part of the wedding", I whispered into my sister's ear as we entered the church. "It's finally the day of his wedding". My sister was beaming with joy. Her close friend of years was getting married. She had all reasons to smile from ear to ear. Having seen church weddings only in … Continue reading To one happy wedding.
To be understood- that is all we crave for, right? Each one of us has a reason to do things the way we do. To be understood without being judged is what we ask for. A friend who calls every alternate day to check if you are all right when you are alone; A friend … Continue reading Understanding
She loves rain. But from a distance. She doesn't like getting drenched in the rain. She will drag you under a roof for shelter even if you enjoy being in rain. When she is at home she is mostly seen sitting in her balcony looking at the rain and the number of lives it transforms. … Continue reading Rain
I wish to write something simple. Something that describes The rapidness in a butterfly's flutter, The melody in a bird's song, The elegance in a peacock's walk, And the intricate pattern on a leaf. The vastness of sky, The vibrancy of an ocean, The magnificence of sun, And the beauty of the moon. The joy … Continue reading Simplicity?
She waits for this one day from the beginning of the year. It wouldn't be wrong to say she lives to see her birthday! Birthdays were all about the sound of temple bells, the sweet smell of payasa, a new dress, during her childhood. She always envied her classmates who could celebrate their birthdays in … Continue reading Birthday nostalgia
11.20 PM, her phone displayed. There were no new messages. She was in a semi-conscious state when she heard the buzzing sound. Her brain wasn't in an active state to process the sound. She opens her eyes after few minutes realising that her phone was the source of the sound. "It must be him", she … Continue reading Shine like a Star