The Teacher

I wake up not with any predilection to be a savant one day But with a fear that I may lose this unrequited love some day. This love Wife rising before the sun to cook her husband’s favourite, Son promptly arriving with the newspaper which his father never misses, Daughters in a hush to plant…

The Uncalled Departure

The rain loves the sky but, it has to fall one day; The water loves the ocean but, it has to flow one day; And my time for departure,uncalled,has come this day. The coloured beam of your smile, Sucking the black and white of my life. The radiance of your eyes, Blowing the darkness out…

My Elusive Wife!

How does it feel to stand tall as a mountain amidst the white mist; How does it feel to flow as an invigorating breeze through the vivid green; How does it feel to be variegated patterns on the vast ocean of clouds; And how does it feel to run behind a woman you never liked….

Not Another Eklavya

Dear Prime Minister, The latest communique from your office suggesting a change in the UPSC recruitment process has set off a feeling of fear and trepidation amongst people like me. Because this move looks like a veiled attempt to forbade certain sections of the society from breaking some anachronistic narratives which have ossified into a…

Modi Sarkar- A Fascist Durbar

Anyone who watched scrupulously the Modi Sarkar unfold over the last four years would have no contradictions with the title. For others struck by selective amnesia when the nation was sordidly turned into a demonic hotchpotch, I pity them. For the shock is going to be ruder when they realize that, the axe they were…

Writing a Porn

After several futile attempts to write about the current political system in India, I have decided to write porn. At least writing porn is less disgusting and awkward than the current political narrative. If you wonder what makes me write like this then, I would squarely put the blame on you. If you raise concerns…

Dear Sampath Sir!

Congratulations to our most honourable, admirable, inspiring and ingenious Sampath Ji for the award he received in London honouring his fantastic journalism in already fantastic, highly secure(esp. for girl children), ultra-secular and only-modern India. But I should admit, I was a bit disappointed with the interview part. Not the interview as a whole but, the…

A Happy Women’s Day?

Is it really a happy women’s day? Why, in fact, is there a women’s day and which is invariably prefixed with the adjective happy. Is it a way of patronizing women to be happy with the way they are? Or is it an irony like a Happy Gandhi Jayanthi we observe and in celebration lynch…

The End Not Taken

Let us go searching in the galaxy and get lost in the black and emerge as us. Resting on the rusted stone, catching stars falling at us on plain lands, Our dangling eyes visions a beautiful world amongst us, Scrupulously engineered by the delicacies of our dreams. Running through the vast jasmine fields, tripping against…

Are You A Nazi?

One good day, which rarely occurs, my vivacious sister and her efficacious arguments TRUMPED me and successfully MODIfied my views on God. This enlightenment occurred after we watched a documentary on Nazi Germany together, it was indeed a bad move as a wrong turn of thoughts started developing in my mind after that. “SUUKI”, yes,…

The Mirage

Years have rolled and season changed, I lie on a bow of arrows whose pain avers my existence; Her distant image brings glimpses of happiness, but thoughts of recrudescence of love suck the faintest existence of my life. The moon who comes to my doorstep and cuckoo which coos at my window are my witnesses;…

​Corporateistan stands for “Unity In Diversity”

The first day I walked into my new office, I was excited and rather proud of introducing myself to the strangers all over from India and became friends ( I call them strange as I had no idea what a fashion engineering graduate and psychology student was doing there). I felt an emotion of patriotism…

India is my Country…

#Rapes_Happening! #Infants_Dying! #Mob_Lynching! And we remain empty containers making noise! #Enemies_at_border! #Jawans_martyred! #Farmers_commit_suicide! And we become part of Oviya Army! A leader who promised  #Acche_din! Truly good for his party, saffron everywhere! Be a bad Hindu but not a good Muslim! My India knows no religion,caste,creed,color,race. She has lived for years giving love to the…

PINK

​​​​​Wading in the dark, I smile at the Pink Moon, Moon glares and wishes, She had eyes to close. I sigh, You are not as lucky as me. I stretch my hands to grab the torn pink shawl, which my Amma told ‘this will make even the beautiful envy’. But now her favorite pink petal…

The Eternal Sunshine!

Thousand Nights SHE lit her lamp, Tearing down the darkness around, For SHE knew only happiness and love, Which lit this World on Her! Born as a holy light with a gleaming heart, SHE dropped down onto land, sending the sun missing in the sky! SHE smiles at the Man who picks Her, He lets…

Keep Me Pushing To The Brink !

Keep me pushing to the brink, The vast ocean in which I am ready to sink, Push me to the brink, I am ready to fall from height at your wink. Sunny day it was, and why was the moon so bright, The air carried her scent seducing every flower at her bay. My eyes…

What is to be an Engineer in India?

You are one amongst the very special overcrowded species, boasting of a graduation degree which offers no employment but has given tones of insults and promises to give more and more of it. The most malleable and ductile materials ever existed and will exist forever are ‘Engineers’, who rolled themselves and crushed against each other…

Real Men Do Exist !

Men don’t cry ! Do they ? Yes, they don’t and precisely they shouldn’t. I had been guessing ‘The Men’ which includes me, in fact are made of flesh and bones like the women, aren’t we ?. Then why the fuss of advocating drought land ? I came across a thought ‘ Real Men Don’t…

Amma !

My day has become darker and mind filled with your thoughts, My eyes search for you, though I know  the air has taken you into her, Breathing in and breathing out,  your scent, Cant I breathe my life in you. I am left wailing here in need of your caressing arms. You carried me with…

True Colors !

India, a heaven on earth where people build their lives on banks of federalism and secularism rather on unjust prejudices. A nation where a Chaiwala can become Prime Minister and an Aam Aadmi Chief Minister. Souls are many, cultures different, colour varied but the hearts of 1.2billion beat to one rhythmic tone ‘India’. When even…

Being Single !

With Valentine’s day celebrations coming to a halt, curtailing screens on the most conspicuous romances of the year, comes as a relief potion for the intimidated unary population like me. Was it all bad to be “single”?,No, being single is cool, awesome and glorifies my personality will be my prompt answer.So,how cool I am being…

Death,Be Not Proud,Love Failed Me, Not I.

When the Sun fed the Moon’s arrival When the sky started to bleed its color When the stars started to ring the night’s doorbell When every eye on the World vanished into their own world Why did mine stuck into the clear face of yours, oh Moon!; My nights have become longer, ‘Why don’t you…

When Newton Proved Me Wrong !

When life has become still, I am still alive. Around, the flowers  forgets to color itself, Still my eyes beam with radiance. The Sun has gone to eternal sleep, darkness looms, But sunshine falls on me. Breeze stopped its flight, depriving life, And here I am yearning for lesser breath. Corpses fill the spaces around,…

MY HEART LOST AND FOUND IN YOUR TEACUP!!!

When there were million hearts around me, why did mine fix the beat with yours. I admit there are thousands who yearn for you, who will write novels for you, but believe me I still love you more than any of them. The air around me seems to smooch me, romantic scripts have become scriptures…

Extent Of Life

When the things around us change their tide, it doesn’t mean we are in difficult waters, it signifies our endurance is being tested. A highly ludicrous thought swaying in the Earthian minds is that the world is a stage set for the survival of the fittest to survive.Alas! Why would we compete with someone who…