An Extravagant Gift

  You are a go-getter in your career, Gladly on the crest of a wave, Is that why you had to disappear, On my birthday where I wished to rave? Work was what kept you away, But I patiently decided to wait, With no presence of you in the doorway, I simply stared at your…

Ironies

We oft-times ask this question, And end up with the usual assertion. Why is it me always facing this irony? Yet after facing it, why this agony? We blame the circumstances and create a fuss, While actually, we are the ones responsible for the mess. Whenever we see something so astounding, For a split second,…

It’s about something

It’s not about the feelings, It’s about the actions. It’s not about the conscience, It’s about the instincts. It’s not about what you want, It’s about what you deserve. It’s not about the appearance, It’s about the emotions. It’s not about trust, It’s about truth!   – Heena Nanwani Alumna of KJSCE  

मित्र

मित्र हैं, विचित्र नहीं, प्यार मेरा दीदार वही, यही तो हैं मेरा यार, मुझे हैं इसपे खुमार | वो और मैं अलग कहाँ ? बस दो जिस्म, एक जान |   प्रतिभा वो तोह चरित्र मैं, उसपे उठे हर सवाल का सशस्त्र प्रहार मैं, लफ्ज़ वो तो आवाज मैं, तूफान वो तो आगाज मैं, स्याही वो तो कलम…

Decoding Life

Drained, most of our lives, living in the past, Hoping relentlessly, for that one moment to last. Trying to find happiness in our misery, We forgot to smile but became a big mockery. Made up scenarios scripted in our heads, Inscrutable destiny kept pulling all the threads. Bewildered we attempt to fathom every tale, Erroneously…

Distractions During Exams

It is safe to say that almost every student despises examinations and studying during the “exam phase” seems more difficult than climbing the Mount Everest! In such a difficult phase of life, one’s focus is constantly shifting and getting lured by distractions becomes a major issue. While you might know about these, you’ve rarely acknowledged…

The Power From Within

People are an enigma and so are their ideologies. In everyday life, there are moments where one feels completely feeble, broken, and despondent, and these are the moments when one should unleash the power from within. As they say, pressure from the outside breaks an egg, while the pressure from within gives it a new…

Dear Thatha!

Note: 1. ‘Thatha’ in Tamil means grandfather. 2. The following article is dedicated to all pampered grandchildren.   Dear Thatha,   I used to wake up to the chants of your mantras every morning. Tiptoeing stealthily, I would jump in front of you, startling you. The memory of that warm smile of yours remains as…

The Lost Kid

Filing a report for the lost kid, Who was stuck in the race to take the lead, Giving up his childhood without a second thought, Fighting the pressure and anxiety which maturity brought, Trading his innocence with the hope of living a rapturous life, Got fooled by the delusion and developed a perpetual strife. Denying…

An Infinite Disquiet

I don’t like the feeling of being disapproved of. It nags at me. It makes me pick at my brain bit by bit until I’ve shredded myself almost fully. It leaves me flustered and unsettled. It makes me nervous and impatient. I don’t know how to take it out, I was never a nail biter…

Rainbow

When I listen to that old song, With tears, when my eyes go low, I will be missing you, On the other side of the rainbow. When I smell the first rains, When the first drop touches my brow, I will miss the memories we made, Standing on the other side of the rainbow. When…

Rainbow

When I listen to that old song, With tears, when my eyes go low, I will be missing you, On the other side of the rainbow. When I smell the first rains, When the first drop touches my brow, I will miss the memories we made, Standing on the other side of the rainbow. When…

Beauty And The Beast

Tale as old as time, Song as old as rhyme. A beauty fell in love with a beast, The one isolated in a castle, somewhere far east. A story that I adore so much, It can cause storms under my skin, with just a touch. I love it because I too am in love with…

Heavenward Himalayas

The gigantic mountain ranges, Even the audacious climber is fearful, Valleys with delightful views, These are the Himalayas for you. Valleys are superfluously blessed by the Lord, Monks meditating in the infrangible serenity, The Divine resides in every part of it, Truly it’s a “Dev Bhoomi”. Blissful glaciers mollifying everyone’s heart, Solang valley with breathtaking…