Don’t Look Away

Is it uncomfortable to watch? Is it maddening to wake up to a new travesty everyday? Is it easier to look away from these inhumane incidents, to preserve your mental sanctity? The world is burning. This shouldn’t be news to you. The world has always been burning. Some of us can just afford to look […]

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Do you ever wonder, About the cage you were raised in,The comfort you mistook as imprisonment,The caretake you labelled as interference,The world you envisioned as kind, The dream you once believed in? Do you ever recall, The pirate and his ship,The vow of eternal friendship,The perfect future family portrait,The story of your love at first […]

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Pain is my friend

Pain is my friend,for it gifts me words and poemsand gives the lie to joy’s deceitful stories. Pain is my friend,for it reminds me I was born with feetto walk in the realms of reality. Pain is my friend,for it clips my wingsbefore I learn to flyto dreamy skies that never existed. Pain is my […]

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The day was scorchingwhen you came searching.I was hidden away, all dusty,and yet,from the darkest corneryou picked me. Why did you choose me? Hop, skip and jumpwe strolled from street to street,you weren’t a being of air-condition.You found refreshment in empty parks,amusement in abandoned playgrounds,home in forgotten surroundings,life in missed moments. Were you in my […]

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We are all kites in the sky,riding on the winds of destiny,going to places the winds want us to see,tearing us apartwhen we dream of free will. But every so often,a kite loses its strings.Paper and sticks turn to claws and a beak,flapping its wings to soar the sky of its choosing. No longer a […]

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India, Football and Chelsea

April 2nd, 2011. 10:49 PM. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.   India needs 4 runs off 11 balls to beat Sri Lanka and be crowned ICC World Cup Champions. Kulasekra starts to take his strides to bowl as every Indian holds his/her breath. The last 27 years start of ‘nearly there’ flash before their eyes. The ball […]

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“I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.” “Why do we fall, sir?” “So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Hero – a term that has no set definition, a word that is so personalized that it has a different meaning even for two people from the same background, with the same experiences, who […]

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Shimmer in the Sky

While walking on the path of life, Sometimes I just stop and stare at the sky, To observe different lights that shine, Some dark, some bright. First there is the sun, Bursting with its ever-present warm rays, Illuminating every dark corner on its way, The world’s light, the world’s day, Reaching out to say, “Let […]

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I take a walk sometimes, On soothing lonely nights, Talking to the shadows that come alive, About the adventures we had, Just, you and I. I remember, The playground where our wars were waged, The basement where our cycles were raced, The cemetery where our bravery was faked, The staircase where our promise was made. […]

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Dear 2017

Dear 2017,   I remember the time I first met you, When Mom brought you as a calendar new, As the clock struck twelve and the world said hooray, You came by and just said Hey.   Day turned night and night turned day, You watched over me everyday, Many lessons you did teach, For […]

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