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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

It was always me

I miss me, the me I had when I was with you. I miss my smile, how pretty it was around you. I miss my happiness, that you gave me once. I miss how selfless I was around you. I miss the strength I had when you were always there, behind, holding me. I miss…

Mumbai On A Standstill

On the 29th of August, 2017, on a normal Tuesday, Mumbai was tested by nature, yet again. More than 300 mm of rainfall was recorded on that day. There were tired eyes everywhere, in search of hope, home, and hospitality, while vehicles were abandoned on the streets. What surprised me, yet made me happy, was…

Lily Evans

Dear Lily Evans, Forgive me, you’ll have to listen to a boring muggle like me. But for all I have heard and known about you, you are the supermom they all talk about. You had been through it all. Right from being hated by your own sister for being a witch, to being unconditionally loved…

The Color Red

I wish I could see you in red today, Cause white is a monotonous color to wear on a marriage day, Especially when you’re not Catholic! I wish your fiancé was not covered in red today, Cause blood looks good only while donating, And not while tying the marriage string! I wish you didn’t ignore…