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,…

Cryptic Cuisines

Last week, we got to know about some of the most obscure dance forms from around the world. This week, we’re going to look at some of the most obscure foods from across the globe. While some dishes may seem mouth-watering to you, some may make you feel obnoxious as well. Let’s embark on a…

Cryptic Dance Forms

Last week, we visited some of the weirdest customs followed by cultures spread across the globe, ranging from throwing babies to being clad in bullet-ants. This week, let us all dive deep into some unknown dance forms. The Yoruba: This dance form has originated in Nigeria and the Yoruba community of the Niger-Congo ethnic group…

Cryptic Customs

In the previous weeks we have had a look at the cryptic art forms and the cryptic music styles across the world, but this week we will see arguably the weirdest customs and traditions across the world. Venezuelan time tradition: Apparently, the Venezuelans set their watches and clocks to time 15 minutes early of the…

Cryptic Music Styles

Music is not merely a five-letter word. It is something so powerful that can express emotions which can’t be expressed even by a thousand words. Music comes only second to silence when it comes to expressing the inexpressible. We live in a world that is diverse in everything, right from the attire to the languages…

Cryptic Art Forms

Curiosity is a gene that we all possess, it’s just the intensity that differs. We all are curious about almost everything in our life. We usually see something new about a particular thing and how it entices us within an instant. Being born as a human being, there’s a particular culture that most of us…

The Lasting Sails

Before the boat could decipher whether it was the wind that had pulled her in without warning, Or she was deliberately pushed into the meandering stream one winter morning, She woke up to see she was flowing along- past cedars and pines and majestic windmills, In the lap of the river, cutting through cities and…

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…