shhhh…

Stillness, it scares us. Silence disquietens. The wordlessness is disturbing. The quiet quite unnerving. We grab a book, we put on music. A long-pending chore we take on with vengeance. They are our friends – books, music and even chores. They shield us from the silence that shrieks. Protection we need, from the person we’ve […]

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Love and Other Wars

Tears trickled with her sweat, as Reva struggled to hold the Yoga posture. It’s meditative, it’s introspective, it isn’t fair. Even her workout wasn’t an escape. What should she do? Abort or keep? It was the last symbol of her soldier’s love… …this is where war begins, she thought. At the root of intense love. […]

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Missed Connections

An atheist, he was. Today though, he prayed. He had to die. Soon. Green beeping lights, isn’t life. A body connected to tubes isn’t alive. A proud atheist, he prayed – not to God – to mother nature. She missed his call. She was busy killing people in a war, in the name of God. […]

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Citizens of No Place

She was good, he bad. He felt good, she bad. At times, they lay in-between. She was happy, she was sad. He was loving, he was nasty. They tried middle ground. They knew not what they were missing – beyond the linearity of neutral and extremes, was a place with nothingness, a space of bliss. […]

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sixteen

i felt sixteen, you made me feel that way.   to the world, it sounded vain. me though? you took me to a world far away,   for i always wanted to be sixteen, you know… even when i was sixteen.   come, make me feel sixteen anew. come, let’s be sixteen-ish together again.

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say something

I want to say something to you, but know not what it is. Or maybe it is the nothing that I want to share with you, the blank, the empty, the melancholy.

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defying rules

Even self-made ones. Such a rebel, she is.

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the love is always there

She bore you for months nine, She took the pain as you came into the world, She denied you things that you liked, for your own good, For the love was always there.   He was not there the day you were born, He wasn’t around for your successes, that he was providing for, He […]

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no weekend for the heart

Its aches work hard, for a long, 24×7.   These aches, they know no breaks, they need no off days, they can go at you, hour after hour, endlessly. Relentlessly.   Just like the heart that they belong to.   Just like the heart that they belong to, they do their job on and on […]

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Trade-off

There was a decent enough clamour around him for a celebrity of his stature. It helped that he was all of tall, dark and handsome and that his white shirt has its two top buttons off. She must have been conspicuous by her simplicity at the glittering party. She was certainly not the kind who […]

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