Ten years on.

It’s been ten years since our country along with the city that never sleeps, Mumbai, had come to an unexpected and grim halt. I don’t need to describe the horrors that unfolded in those three days, the lives we lost, the screams that rang through the carpeted corridors and the stunned silence thereafter. My sixteen-year-oldContinue reading “Ten years on.”

Blowing Off The Candle.

Birthdays – most love it, some dread it! Some feel wiser, others feel older. Some ignore it, some party harder than other days. If nothing else, a birthday heralds the announcement of completing yet another year on this wonderful planet! If I was on Mars, I’d currently be just 13! Be a Mercurian and I’d beContinue reading “Blowing Off The Candle.”

After All This While? Always.

“You don’t know anything about me,” he said. “I know. But I am trying to. Doesn’t that count?” They had started as lovers, failed and then tried becoming friends. As she sat by him at his hospital bed tonight, she thought of this conversation. Ten years had passed since then. They were no longer loversContinue reading “After All This While? Always.”

The Rebel’s Wife (2)

For all those who’ve been wanting more, specially the female who asked me at least thrice in the past week ~ here’s the rest of “The Rebel’s Wife“: “Your father didn’t die in a road accident. Your father was killed on the road. The road was our home. We lost our house. We lost our land.Continue reading “The Rebel’s Wife (2)”

Flowers over birds.

Recently, I went to an undisclosed location (the mystery is alluring) where we can safely say that birds and flowers can be found in abundance among other things (and it was no bird park. Duh.). I have never fully appreciated the patience exuded by photographers who click bird pictures. Until I tried to capture their shots,Continue reading “Flowers over birds.”

Seeing me in you.

Looking into your eyes, I lose myself in their depths, My hands in yours, Seem to melt all my troubles away. Fingers entwined, feet in sync, I can take the world head on, Your faith in me, Is much more than my trust in myself. Taking you up in my arms, Kissing your cheeks asContinue reading “Seeing me in you.”

The Night of the Wedding.

“That is a beautiful wedding dress you’re wearing! Do you need any help?” Sweta came in, asking cheerfully. “No, you’ve done so much already. Thank you so much! Your entire hotel staff has been very helpful,” gushed the bride, Payal. “That’s the job, you know,” pat came the reply, knowing fully well that she always gave in moreContinue reading “The Night of the Wedding.”

#Elections2014.

With the General Elections of India, ending on a high in India, there was no way I couldn’t write about it, though it is really, really cliched. Bear with me, while you read this open letter to the new Prime Minister of India and acknowledge what it means to India and us Indians, after survivingContinue reading “#Elections2014.”

At peace within.

    Her petite frame stood by the window, the hands outstretched to feel the torrential rains pour down on her palms. He went and held her by the waist, nestling her back into his arms. They stood like that for ages it seemed. The chill in the air, peace in her breaths, the soundContinue reading “At peace within.”