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Conversations in Macro

How do countries talk to each other? How do skin colors communicate? How do religions engage in dialogue? From one holy book to another? Through pigment-speak of some kind? In one’s language or the other’s? Or do they have a translator or two? Country A and B are in talks together with country C as […]


7 tubes hooked her 83 year-old body to some kind of support or another. There were no signs of improvement. She was declared brain dead by the doctors. Only a miracle could save her. Her dearest one visited her every day. He would spend some time with her. Try to make her smile. Say sweet […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]