Dear Alana, I know what had happened. I know you hadn’t eaten. You set the plate down on the counter. You weren’t hungry anymore, the pangs you felt in your stomach faded away and you were finally feeling like you could walk without collapsing. The red sauce and pasta strewn across the plate were cold and unpalatable, you would have to simply force yourself to eat the meal … Continue reading Dear Alana
I come back home all weary one day, So weary that my legs gave way, Then on the ground, I look down and say, “Did I really fail today?” I pondered and wondered on this uncanny question, This had never happened to me on such an occasion, I was filled with so much devastation, That I forgot to realise this was just an exception, It’s … Continue reading Failure
You don’t yell at me when I forget to take the dog on her walk// you forget to leave a love note for me on the fridge// you forget my favourite sweater of yours at work// but you drop the key under the mat when you leave. Continue reading I Watched You Fall Out Of Love With Me…
I still remember the first night I stayed over as if it were a vivid dream. And every time I think about it, my nose scrunches up in a cheesy scowl because somehow I can still taste your breakfast as if I were eating it. I wonder if you can taste mine when you think about that morning. Do you think about it at all? Continue reading Crossword Puzzles
If the result of a temple visit is disrespect to the deity, whose home it is, then it can be attributed to blasphemy, which is punishable by the Indian constitution. Therein lies the ‘crime’ of a female “devotee”, capable of menstruation, entering the temple- a disregard for the comfort of its deity.
And moreover, why worship a deity whose rules you refuse to follow in the first place? Continue reading Sabarimala Temple
The forest was blistering in the fire of the numb winter sun,
Flaring in all its glory,
It lit up the grim grey woods in a smokeless inferno of fireless fury, Continue reading Red Ruby Forest
That, with steely resolve, if I overcome, this devil PROCRASTINATION.
I’ll truly find my place in this world and leave a mark of my own.
Which, no disrespect to others, may not matter to the world but will make me feel proud, that I have done lo behold, with all effort and full dedication, and more importantly, unfettered of procrastination. Continue reading Procrastination, Putting Off Your Pains Till Tomorrow.