April 19, 2016

What are we going to be today?

It is funny how some words imply things that are beyond their meanings. One such word is ‘proud’. It is so complete a word, that if you say you are proud of something or someone, that really is all you need to say. You don’t need to use any other sentence to show your admiration further. It is also a word that puffs your chest up and gives you goosebumps. Whenever my father used that for me, saying that he was proud of me when I won a competition at school, it made me float in another sky with wide […]
April 4, 2016

A Full Circle

Then I bruised my forehead Rushed to the hospital For stitches that stung So terrible, I cried I was seven Now I shrieked In agony I lay More than a day To push a human out I was thirty one * Then I fell ill Missed an exam Sobbed at having lost My chance to a glorious future That, on my mind I had etched I was fifteen Now I worked Behind a desk Waiting for the two days I could forget what I did Often doubtful But still waiting It will all mean something One day I was twenty […]
March 23, 2016

Launch of ‘I made a booboo’, in my school

A couple of weeks ago, my book ‘I made a booboo‘ was released in the school I studied in Chandigarh, India. Hon’ble Mayor of Chandigarh had kindly agreed to release the book in front of a big, captive audience. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to release my book – in the very place I learnt to read, write and dream. It was so nostalgic and the emotional mess that I always am, I had a hard time trying to not well up at the love I received. I was asked to give a speech, and just like […]