Have you ever wondered what is the cost of safety for a woman in a country like India? Have you ever considered that the cost could be something as priceless as her freedom? If you , my reader, are a male like me, I am sure you might never fully be able to comprehend this.… Continue reading Be Safe or Be Free – thoughts on women safety and freedom in India
It’s at moments like these, when you are at your most vulnerable of states, that the words you read tug at your heartstrings, transporting you to a long forgotten place, reminding you how terribly unsuccessful you were at forgetting your past and moving on.
Dear me, Why do you seem like a stranger to me, at times? I mean, we’ve been together for 24 years now. This strangeness is exhilarating, like the first few minutes of a blind date. But, at times, it becomes overwhelmingly exhaustive, I tell you. How am I supposed to make you happy, when I… Continue reading Stranger
I was in for a nasty shock when I deactivated my Facebook account; I was suddenly forced to socialize with three-dimensional people again. I couldn’t talk about meme pages and Facebook trends anymore. I realised how easy, social media interactions were. While having a virtual conversation, we have the liberty to phrase everything we say… Continue reading Virtual fractures
Like a cold forest flame, Love a little less, hate a little more. Some wither some stay longer.
Love is an integral part of our daily vocabulary, yet the question “What is love?” is met with puzzled looks. What is this romantic love? Love has been overly romanticized. Some people describe love as an incomprehensible feeling that they experience, in the presence/absence of someone out of deep affection for them. Some believe in love at… Continue reading Not My Cup Of Love
I have always wanted to read about history, though I hardly end up picking up a history book. What better way to induct yourself into history reading than a historical fiction book! This book, which I managed to finish at a much greater pace than my usual, is easily one of the best books I… Continue reading Salt to the Sea – Booktalks #2
After incessantly spamming people with this book recommendation, I am writing about the book here in the hope that I can reach out to a few more people and urge them to read this fantastic book. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi is a book about life and death, and more importantly, about the meaning of the… Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air – Booktalks #1
Look into my eyes, And whisper in my ear.. That it won’t hurt, That I’ll be fine. Coat your knife with tears Before you slide it into my heart, Ever so smoothly, To take what is yours. And believe me when I say, “I will bleed but I will survive.” For, a part of me… Continue reading Horcrux
You know how it feels when you want to write something meaningful..like poetry that germinates deep within the cranial depths and flows through your body to the very tip of your pen onto the dry parchment. The kind of poetry that gives meaning to the parchment. That gives meaning to yourself. You can feel it… Continue reading Untitled ramblings – 1