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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मुलायम

सर्द मुलायम सी है ये तन्हाई, सिलवटें है सुलझ रही,   सहलाता था जैसे छूना तेरा, माथे की शिकनों को हटाता हुआ,   नर्म सी थी तेरी आवाज़ भी गहरी, हैं वैसी ही ख़ामोशियाँ ये सारी,   ठहरी सी तेरी नज़र इन कन्धों पर, पिघलाता ग़म जो था लबों पर,   मुलायम था जैसे तेरा […]

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emotional mathematics

ten things to do today, one is done, ten things to set right, one is fixed.   ten dresses you like, only one fits, ten dresses that fit, only one you can buy.   a hundred people you meet, you click with one, a hundred you connect with, one grows on you, a hundred times […]

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The Flittering Blank

Now it’s here, now it’s gone, the flittering blank that I so long.   Its existence is perfection, its disappearance, a promise to return.   It’s the center. I’m all around. A slight movement, and the blank fills up.   Even if they are colors gorgeous, I yearn for the blank, the blank beautiful.   […]

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fly

soar high with me. not beyond the moon and stars, just two inches above the ground, just two moments of you and me.   that place is safe. from your prying eye, from your own guards, from the limits you set for you.   there’s laughter innocent, it’s baseless and beautiful. there are smiles limitless. […]

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coffee stains

of the one that was had, of the bit that is left.

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Hurt

You told me you won’t hurt me, but I hurt anyway. You told me you won’t hurt me, and I hurt every day. It must be me I should blame then, for you wouldn’t hurt me, when you said you won’t. How do we know it’s not you? For I feel the pain so. But […]

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भीड़ बीच अकेले?

अकेले? कैसे कहें खुद को अकेला, जब रहतें है उनके ही साथ, हमेशा? कब होता है पल अकेला? जब ख़यालो में न आयें, हम उन के? हाँ, उस ख्य़ाल बिना है मन अकेला. बात हुई कोई, जो बतायें किसी को, तो मन हो जाए हल्का शायद, पर ढूढ़ें हम, सिर्फ एक उन्हें उनका छूना, गीला […]

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small and insignificant

Small. Insignificant. That is me. Why do I say that, when it’s all so known? I feel it more today. I feel it more now. No good reason for today or now, just you feel so once in a way. No larger purposes of adding meaning to the universe, or its existence. No aspirations of […]

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You

I don’t miss you. You are the same now in my mind as you were then. A figment of my imagination.

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