She’s seen you through your first heartbreak. Killed the wasp who dared to sting you, Never let an insect near you. You poured your heart out to her and she soaked it all up. She felt the emotions you did. You spent 4 years dealing with each other’s mood swings, Didn’t spare a person who dares disrespect the other. Bore each other’s silence and celebrated … Continue reading They
I was looking back at the past, the very beginning and reminiscing. How long until I let go and move on? How long until I get freed of the shackles that bind me from head to toe?How long until I free my mind and shake off all the thoughts that bind me to my past? I’m trying. Trying so hard to shake it off, all … Continue reading How Long?
The biggest challenge facing emotional well-being today A report released by Common Sense Media, which was covered by Fox News as well as The New York Times, found that 72 percent of teens feel the urge to immediately respond to their phone notifications, and 59 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices. The numbers are steep and concerning, but the … Continue reading Altered Realities
The world has put immense pressure on my shoulder, The failure of the preceding generation, Has given us their heirs, The sceptre and also its burden. We shall no longer rest in the shade, But become the bearers of light, Sheltering the weak, Awaken the ignorant. It is our fate, To shed hate, Save man from his imminent doom, And his home, the … Continue reading Youth
Begone fair maiden. Our time has come to pass, Our hearts lay shattered on the broken glass, Our paths have now diverged into the yellow woods, Where the yellow brick road no longer leads the path. We in our own way have chosen the road less traveled, But one day we shall reunite, Having made all the difference in life, Knowing that, all this was … Continue reading Journey
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
As the months passed, I’ve come to realise that you have many personalities. One for school, one for home, one for the world and one for me. There’s a part of me that’s scared that you’d drown yourself in all these personalities. But you’ve been playing this role for far too long now. But if you do feel like you need a bit of saving, I could be Prince Charming once in a while. I don’t always have to be the one getting rescued. Continue reading To, The one who doesn’t (seem) to care…