I’m Not Glass…

You realize I’m not glass, Or are you oblivious to that too? Maybe you’ve just forgotten who I was, In your intricate plans to get back the inflated pride that I inadvertently crushed. I know you think about what could have been, But darling you know you it never would have been. You seem to live in your own world of vengeance and lust, Forgetting … Continue reading I’m Not Glass…

Family Attacks and Generation Gap

I sit at the table, trepidation And fear builds up, as I prepare Myself for the vicious, vile venom to spew from the maws of the people for who I care.   “Oh! What a surprise!” uttered as The first attack. A simple blow, not too hard just yet. But fast, comes the onslaught. Each one, each misinformed member has a go.   Comment after … Continue reading Family Attacks and Generation Gap

An Open Letter To Society

I’d never be beautiful, you said.“Never”, I agreed. I’d never be witty, you said.“Never”, I agreed I’d never be you, you said.“Never”, I agreed.   For, upon the stars sat God, and he made me, to be me. Not to please your aesthetic sense of beauty. Your confidence remained silent, While my insecurities were loud. Your confidence remained concealed, While my insecurities were exposed. My … Continue reading An Open Letter To Society

Stay Strong…

Trivial matters start to prick, Heart fills up with rue of the billion opportunities and experiences forgone. Life seems like a joke and you feel like a bigger one. Pain flows through your bloodstream. Anguish fills up the chest, trying to beat its way out. Hate, probably the only feeling known which is directed all towards the self, the pain takes over your soul. Every … Continue reading Stay Strong…

Be Your Own Aesthetic

Ever felt conscious of your Indian accent when talking to someone with, say, a British or an American accent? That’s a very small result of how toxic mainstream youth culture is to us. We’re constantly exposed to instances that glorify everything that’s from the west and downplay anything that’s our own. We all know that one friend who goes to New York for a week and comes back with a terrible, terrible fake accent. Being able to speak English is considered to be synonymous to being considered “cool” or “smart”. We take turns to make fun of our friends’ mispronunciations, as though English is the only language we’ve ever had in our country.  We all know people who wouldn’t ever hesitate to trash talk our societal rules, our traditions, our ethics. Continue reading Be Your Own Aesthetic